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RECOMMENDED: Cheap solar panels

Postby thewalrus » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:34 am

http://www.dmsolar.com/solar-panels.html

$0.82/watt!

It's a company based in southern FL, run by a Chinese-American guy named David Lee who has some connections in mainland China.

Two of the 145W panels are approximately the same size in square meters as a single 72-cell 280W to 290W size large panel. Wire them in series for equivalent electrical output (36 cells + 36 cells). The price can't be beat.

Here's David's twitter feed, he's constantly posting different solar power related news:

https://twitter.com/#!/dmsolar
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap solar panels

Postby Kurt » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:16 am

My hope is that alternative energy someday gets the brainpower that "personal computers" did in the 1970s where they started out as a hobbyist enterprise and then 30 year later came to dominate all computing fields.
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap solar panels

Postby thewalrus » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:01 am

PV cells using various materials, in the efficiency range of 18% to 28% are now a known science, the problem is ramping up production to some vast automated quantities that they get as cheap as DRAM ICs.
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap solar panels

Postby Mikethehack » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:19 pm

How long before big business steps in to stop all this?
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap solar panels

Postby gnaruki » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:16 pm

deja vu refraction
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap solar panels

Postby JITW » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:12 am

I prefer burning fossil fuels


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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap solar panels

Postby Woodsman » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:13 am

I need about 10 of those bad boys & a bunch of batteries + some wire & LEDs & some other stuff. :)
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap solar panels

Postby Woodsman » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:15 am

JITW wrote:I prefer burning fossil fuels


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Well if it makes you happy, fossil fuels were used in the making of them.
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap solar panels

Postby JITW » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:18 am

Woodsman wrote:
JITW wrote:I prefer burning fossil fuels


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Well if it makes you happy, fossil fuels were used in the making of them.


Sweet - Burn tons of gas and use 3rd world labor to make my solar panels


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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap solar panels

Postby Woodsman » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:20 am

JITW wrote:
Woodsman wrote:
JITW wrote:I prefer burning fossil fuels


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Well if it makes you happy, fossil fuels were used in the making of them.


Sweet - Burn tons of gas and use 3rd world labor to make my solar panels


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Pretty much. And then use a soda bottle for third world people's "solar power"
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap solar panels

Postby Woodsman » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:23 am

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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap solar panels

Postby Kurt » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:11 am

Mikethehack wrote:How long before big business steps in to stop all this?


Big business stepped in the moment government's offered "Green Incentives" and promptly spent the money and went broke.
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap solar panels

Postby Osiris » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:41 pm



You talking about this?
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Re: RECOMMENDED: Cheap solar panels

Postby ktrout » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:01 pm

Kurt wrote:
Mikethehack wrote:How long before big business steps in to stop all this?


Big business stepped in the moment government's offered "Green Incentives" and promptly spent the money and went broke.

The government is already spending trillions and burning up all the fossil fuel it possibly can to make sure we have access to fossil fuels.
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