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Old 16-04-2014, 14:15   #1
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Grape Solar Panels

A couple of people have asked about Grape Solar panels, but so far I haven't seen anyone posting that they have actually bought and installed these panels...so I'm trying again: Anyone have first hand experience?

The 160 watt panel is a fairly good deal at Home Depot at $229. And Amazon offers them for the same price (and supposedly are eligible for Amazon Prime with free 2 day shipping.)

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Re: Grape Solar Panels

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Re: Grape Solar Panels

Santa Claus brought me a new Grape Solar panel for Christmas. Working on other projects so haven't installed it but examined it closely and it looks well put together, sturdy frame, etc.

Another plus. I also had a couple of questions about connectors and called Grape Solar direct and a real person answered the phone right away and answered all my questions.
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Re: Grape Solar Panels

I use a grape solar 100 watt panel. I chose it because I needed a particular length and width. Also, the efficiency rating was high. Price per watt seemed high but I guess this is typical amongst the smaller panels.

Panel has been (for two years) supplying all of my lighting and battery charging during my refit. No salt yet so no comment on corrosion resistance.

I am perfectly happy with the panel, junction box and conectors (MC4).

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