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Old 06-07-2011, 15:19   #1
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85 Watt Solar Panels - Where to Buy ?

With the help of a stainless fabrication buddy we have come up with mounting solutions for the panels I want to install on my Amphitrite Ketch. However the mounting solution involved a compromise. Instead of (4) 135 panels we are going to use (6) 85 watt panels. The smaller size allowed us to affordably design a mounting solution that will allow orientation of the panels.

Now for the question. Im ready to start buying the panels and am looking for suggestions on a good source and a good price. Have looked at Arizona Wind and Sun and am seeing this panel:

Solartech 85 Watt Multicrystalline Solar Module

I have heard good things about Arizona Wind and Sun too. Other suggestions are appreciated. Will also be looking for suggestions on where to buy an Outback Flexmax 60 controller.

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Re: 85 watt solar panels where to buy?

Try Sun Electric in Ft Lauderdale, they were very good to work with when I got mine..
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Old 06-07-2011, 15:47   #3
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Re: 85 watt solar panels where to buy?

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Try Sun Electric in Ft Lauderdale, they were very good to work with when I got mine..

Got a link? All im seeing are tanning salons when I google...

Foot in mouth now... http://www.sunelec.com/yingli-solar-...mp-p-1502.html
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Old 06-07-2011, 15:51   #4
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Re: 85 watt solar panels where to buy?

I've ordered from ALTE store on line before. Here's a link to an 85 watt panel. They sell all the other stuff too.

Kyocera KC85TS 85W 12V Solar Panel with J-Box @ AltE Store
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Re: 85 watt solar panels where to buy?

Interesting the difference in price between the 85 watt Yingli panel at Sun Electric ($233) and the 87 watt Kyocera ($397)at ALTE and the Solartech 85 watt panel at Arizona Wind and Sun ($300). Ive heard good things about Kyocera, never heard of the other two brands. But hey thats why im posting here...
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Re: 85 watt solar panels where to buy?

Best prices back when I got mine, and great service.

AltE: Solar Panels & Solar Energy Gear | Call 877-878-4060
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Re: 85 watt solar panels where to buy?

I've only had this system for a month, but so far so good, and the reviews I saw were positive.

Sail Delmarva: Solar Panels

They also sell Morningstar controllers, which I've heard good things about.
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Re: 85 watt solar panels where to buy?

Try Northern Arizona Wind and Sun
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