Originally Posted by Mikhael
Thanks to everyone for the feed back. One of the things that I worry about is the panels overheating
. Has anyone had this issue and what did you do to fix the problem if anything.
ZBoss, how long have you had your panels and have you had any problems.
Emmalina, what kind of panels do you use and for how long.
Briaf, I understand the difference in the panels. The flexible ones are less expensive and do not turn out as much energy but is the payoff for each worth looking at.
We got 4 solbian panels early spring 2014. We did have a problem with one of the panels but the distributor took care of that issue immediately - I am very pleased with their customer service
. I do not like the MC4 connector box on these particular panels, I feel they could be more robustly attached to the panel itself. I'm sure other manufacturers like Ganz have better connectors. Frankly, I would prefer to forgo the MC4 connectors altogether and just have a direct attach so we can run thicker cabling directly to the panel.
The solbians are very expensive. I'm not sure they are worth the premium; at the time I had convinced myself they were because my mounting space is so limited. I've had great experiences with Alibaba and shipment from China
(stuff I have ordered from them get here faster than UPS ships from the West Coast!).