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Old 09-22-10, 08:12 AM   #1
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Default Made in the USA $1.80 per watt.

Before shipping of course..

120w solar panel, solar module 120w

Regular price: $348.00 Sale price: $216.00

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* 36pcs of 156x156mm multicrystalline solar cells (made in USA)
* Pmax: 120W
* Vmp: 17.6V
* Imp: 6.81A
* Voc: 21.82V
* Isc: 7.46A
* Size: 58.27"x26.61"x1.97"
* Weight: 28.3lbs

** Minimum Order Quantity: 2


Dang, I paid $300 each for my 125w panels! (But got free shipping).

I think these (US made Cells) 120w panels might be a pretty good deal, if the shipping isn't out of sight.
It looks like about $60 a panel for shipping to MA (for 4 panels)..
Brings it up to about what I paid per-watt delivered.

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Old 09-22-10, 08:18 AM   #2
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Just for grins I put in my address and it said $790 for shipping. Bwahahahaha!!
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The cheapest per-watt shipped price I've been able to find is $1.93, but you have to buy 3000 watts worth: eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices
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Old 09-22-10, 09:58 AM   #4
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Shipping to my house is only $780... for 50 panels. Evidently, these panels are too big for anything but palletized freight shipping.
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Old 09-22-10, 11:32 AM   #5
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Just for grins I put in my address and it said $790 for shipping. Bwahahahaha!!
If they are shipping from Florida (Fort Lauderdale), maybe you can pick them up on the loading dock??
You should give the guy a call..?.

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Old 09-27-10, 07:36 AM   #6
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I looked into DMSolar panels. The cells for the 200W panels I looked at were of USA origin, but they ship them to China to turn them into panels. Still, it's better than one that has no USA content.
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I wasn't sure where the parts were put together. I figured it might be in a cheap labor area like Mexico or China.

I like the idea of US made cells, but proper assemble is very important.
Just look at the gunk under the glass on my Chinese panels..

(Imported by SOLARTECH POWER INC. and sold by ULSolar).


I just hope that 'stuff' doesn't turn into some kind of panel cancer, and kill the power at an early age..
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Eesh - it looks like they used an adhesive to stick the cells to the glass and it is coming undone. I wonder if it is the heat or the UV that is causing it.

Your tracker is looking really good though.
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Just for grins I put in my address and it said $790 for shipping. Bwahahahaha!!
See if you can change the shipping method to "Ground". It dropped my shipping from $780 to $60. It is only $120 to have it sent overnight by air. I live in a transshipment hub, so my costs will probably be lower than yours.
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See if you can change the shipping method to "Ground". It dropped my shipping from $780 to $60. It is only $120 to have it sent overnight by air. I live in a transshipment hub, so my costs will probably be lower than yours.
That's better - only $120 for 2 panels.

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