Re: [renewable-energy] Troubling Solar-Panel Defect Rate Seen
- I have a 135 watt Kyocera I got off green_trust, but I think Steve has closed it down. I had wanted to get another KC-135. On batteries. I have two Trojan T-105's and one Trojan T-125. I've had them three years, but have never hooked them up. Would they still be rechargeable and usable? I also need to know the CORRECT size and type of cables, and inverter to use. I know I need at least one more battery.
From: Bill Z <devilsadvacat@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2012 10:07 PM
Subject: [renewable-energy] Troubling Solar-Panel Defect Rate Seen
"I work in the solar industry (go figure. solar_geek).
When it comes to choosing panels, there's little to no
data (besides word of mouth) to base your decision
on in regards to quality product. Price has no effect
on the quality. And prices are all over the place
($0.60-$0.90/watt currently with large orders). The
companies come and go so quickly. There's over a 100
solar panel companies out there. They say in the next
few years that most will be gone. That means the
warranty they hold will be null. You can just hope
that you can find cheap replacements."
Above is the first online response to this story.
Delaware County, PA
"Arizona's First Solar took a $164 million charge to its earnings last year to cover replacement costs for defective panels."
2012-12-22 - Troubling Solar-Panel Defect Rate Seen
"By David R. Baker" <dbaker@ sfchronicle.com> ---
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