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I bought some of these four years ago. They were $635 then. Is there an even better deal out there I don't know about?
Thats all I could find so far.
Some other prices quoted are $1.74/W for Sun, $1.98/W for Suntech, $2.44/W for Evergreen, up to $3.28/W for Kyrocera.
My understanding is that there is a surplus of PV right now, which is driving down the prices. Even $3.00/W seems like ten-years-ago prices.
I wouldn't have said no but they aren't the style that is known to be long lasting. Not sure what that is right now, amorphus or polycrystalline. They are also heavy so when you toss in shipping....well you get the picture.
So far the Kyroceras from Northern Arizona are the best deal that is compatible with my existing system. Not to say the Kanekas wouldn't work for somebody. Its just not me.
Prices are still falling though.
Handy for folk buying PV for off-grid or who just don't care about the FIT scheme and just want to buy some dirt cheap panels.
I've just picked up some brand new boxed BP 380J modules for Â£165 each (half the price compared to a few months ago and about the same price as the no-name Chinese ones). Even though they are good and built to the same standards as the bigger 3-series panels, they aren't on the MCS list. BP has only managed / bothered to get the higher power (eg. 3220S) models certified.
Good news for weedy folk like me that can't lift a 220W panel by myself on a ladder .
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