Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 30-05-2013, 04:47   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Newport News VA
Boat: Egg Harbor sedan cruiser 1970
Posts: 829
Solar panels failing in high numbers now

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/29/bu...anted=all&_r=0

The pressures to cut costs have seen manufacturers in China and the US substituting inferior materials. Result is they are degrading in a couple years.

The article is giving examples of expensive recent failures so maybe you buy these and put on your boat and they fall apart soon. Not good, turning into junk so soon.
__________________

__________________
sdowney717 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-05-2013, 05:01   #2
Registered User
 
mbianka's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,125
Images: 1
Re: Solar panels failing in high numbers now

Quote:
Originally Posted by sdowney717 View Post
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/29/bu...anted=all&_r=0

The pressures to cut costs have seen manufacturers in China and the US substituting inferior materials. Result is they are degrading in a couple years.

The article is giving examples of expensive recent failures so maybe you buy these and put on your boat and they fall apart soon. Not good, turning into junk so soon.
Hmmm Europe and the U.S. complaining that China is dumping solar panels on their markets. May place tariffs on the panels. Expect prices to rise.
__________________

__________________
Capt. Mike
mbianka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-05-2013, 05:13   #3
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: St Augustine, FL
Boat: Woods Vardo 34 Cat
Posts: 2,825
Re: Solar panels failing in high numbers now

And I just heard on NPR how they want to build shipping terminals in Coos Bay to send them natural gas so they can make us more junk with the natural gas? I will gladly have the tariffs and the jobs and the natural gas!
__________________
Check out my MoJo: Facebook.com/mojomarine1
Boatguy30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-05-2013, 07:27   #4
Ram
Registered User
 
Ram's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2005
Location: Cruising Greece
Boat: Cat in the med & Trawler in Florida
Posts: 2,298
Images: 27
Re: Solar panels failing in high numbers now

wow- glade i did not buy yet
__________________
Ram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-05-2013, 11:30   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rhode Island
Boat: Tayana FD-12
Posts: 612
Images: 6
Re: Solar panels failing in high numbers now

wow glad i got mine in 2006. Still going strong. no signs of any problems. Glass is as new as it was in 2006. Kyocera 130-TMs
__________________
phorvati is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-05-2013, 11:54   #6
Registered User
 
Tim R.'s Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Portland, Maine
Boat: Caliber 40LRC
Posts: 604
Re: Solar panels failing in high numbers now

+1 on the Kyocera panels.
__________________
Tim R.
Our Carina is sold
1997 Caliber 40LRC
TKR on a Boat Website
Tim R. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-05-2013, 12:45   #7
Registered User
 
nimblemotors's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sacramento, California
Boat: Solar 40ft Cat :)
Posts: 1,557
Re: Solar panels failing in high numbers now

Quote:
Originally Posted by sdowney717 View Post
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/29/bu...anted=all&_r=0

The pressures to cut costs have seen manufacturers in China and the US substituting inferior materials. Result is they are degrading in a couple years.

The article is giving examples of expensive recent failures so maybe you buy these and put on your boat and they fall apart soon. Not good, turning into junk so soon.
The article is amazingly bad journalism. "failing in high numbers", but can site NOTHING of facts to back it up, except some ancedotes and innuendo.
Seems a hit job on chinese solar, if a financial industry article, probably backed by some short-sellers of chinese stocks.
__________________

__________________
JackB
MiniMPPT Solar Controller
nimblemotors is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
panels, solar

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:04.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.