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cheap starter solar panel kit
« on: April 23, 2008, 03:24:40 am »
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=90599
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    * three 15 watt solar panels give you plenty of clean, quiet energy-- no fuel required
    * Power center is completely weatherproof and works under all light conditions
    * 3, 6, 9, 12 volt DC adapter outlets
    * Easy-to-read LED charge indicator
    * Includes mounting hardware, light, 12V socket and battery clamps

Requires 12 volt storage battery and 300 watt power inverter (not included). Maximum current, 3000 mA. 15 watts max per panel. Peak voltage: 23.57 volts open current. Panel dimensions: 12.40'' x 36.42'' x 0.75''; Weight: 9.7 lbs.

ITEM 90599-1VGA

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$199.99

You can buy these on ebay for $180
« Last Edit: April 23, 2008, 03:51:00 am by CarbedNotch »

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Re: cheap starter solar panel kit
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 05:30:55 am »
for around 400 bucks you can get about 200 watts, the panel is to big, its all over ebay!  its so great to come together and learn the wat nots, this could save millions of people dollars!

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Re: cheap starter solar panel kit
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 05:35:14 am »
Please post the link. That sounds really cheap.
The entry level solar system I noted also comes with a voltage regulator so you cant just hook it all up ready to roll....

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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 05:58:34 am »
Ugh,,,, i just looked threw ebay and i didn't see any... now i know just the other day i seen some 200 watt solar panels for around 400 dollars, i know because i was looking for one to go ontop of my car, i thought well i can get one of these anytime... now that i have whent back and looked their gone?

maybe you just have to wait and catch those? hrmmmm. this is why i dont just buy the first thing i see.

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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2008, 23:15:02 pm »

 I was recently diverted to an Alt. Energy website, and the guy there lives close to a Solar panel Manufacturing Plant. He hays he gets free panels that are below spec output ???  Might call around and ask about "Seconds".