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Old 11-11-2010, 17:54   #1
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I Know You Get What You Pay for, But . . .

45 watts ain't much, but DAMN is this ever cheap!
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Old 11-11-2010, 17:56   #2
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Here's a 50 watt Kyocera for $50 bucks more:

Kyocera KC50T 50W 12V Solar Panel with J-Box - 1 to 50 Watt Solar Panels @ AltE

I know some guys love Harbor Freight but I'd only buy something from there that I wouldn't be upset to see fall into the water.
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It's only 45 watts, but I've got an 80W the same size as one of those panels.
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100 watt, 12 volt, no controller $169.

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Sweet! Ordered 2! Thanks!
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Sweet! Ordered 2! Thanks!

seems to good a deal , but I ordered 2 too....
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I've been using one of these setups since '06 to provide lights and radio at my cabin in the woods. It works fine.

They are crushed silicone type panels (amorphous). No blocking diodes, too.

The light bulbs are cool. They are LED inside a phosphorescent tube. The phosphor glows after a few minutes to add to the output.
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Hmmmm!

The difficulty (or greater cost) becomes mounting the panels, unless you have deck space or a bimini you have to pay a kings ransom for a pole and tilt mount.
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