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Old 28-07-2020, 04:50   #1
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Looking for replacement SunPower solar panel

'm looking for a replacement Sunpower 327 watt solar panel in the Stuart, FL area. Sunpower dealer won't sell individual panels.

One panel in a two panel array is broken, so I prefer to replace with the exact same panel, E20-327-COM.


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Try emarine?
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'm looking for a replacement Sunpower 327 watt solar panel in the Stuart, FL area. Sunpower dealer won't sell individual panels.

One panel in a two panel array is broken, so I prefer to replace with the exact same panel, E20-327-COM.


What kind of business model is that? Not selling replacement panels? That sounds crazy.
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What kind of business model is that? Not selling replacement panels? That sounds crazy.
Wait until you start shopping for panels. It is very common. I suspect that the primary market is home solar and they don't feel like dealing with us small fish.
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I have no knowledge of this other than I saw it on Ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/i/114317926783?chn=ps
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Try emarine?
Thanks, have you used them before? Reliable?
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Thanks, have you used them before? Reliable?
Friends have bought 400 watts of panels from them.
I'm getting ready to buy 3 flexible panels from them.
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Re: Looking for replacement SunPower solar panel

Coastal climate control in Annapolis. They are great! Excellent customer service, and they will spend time with you (first hand experience).

https://www.coastalclimatecontrol.com/


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Re: Looking for replacement SunPower solar panel

The Panasonic HIT is just as good as the sunpower and they are much more available.
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Re: Looking for replacement SunPower solar panel

tljohnson,
Sorry to see your panel damaged, but there is a Sunpower dealer in S. Florida that will sell you a new panel.

SALT Systems / SALT Services in Marathon is a Sunpower dealer, and they've been in the alternative energy business (both on offshore boats and off-grid homes on land) for decades!
And, I've happily done business with them for many years!

305-289-1150
Ask for Chuck or Bob

https://www.saltservice.net/
https://www.saltservice.net/energy/solar-energy-pv/
https://www.saltservice.net/about-us/staff/

https://saltenergy.com/

I've done business with them for years....and have some of their products on-board my boat, still working fine....Great guys!

{And fyi, Bob Williams has forgotten more about solar on boats than most of us will ever know....remember he's the guy that (together with Steve Dashaw) coined the phrase "Amp-Hours, per-Day", way back decades ago...and came up with one of the first "battery system monitors", etc. etc...}


Now, I don't know if they will have an e-series panel or not, nor do I know if they'll have a 327watt version, but you could call 'em and ask.
(I was planning on going with the X-22 360watt panels when upgrading my solar array....just waiting 'til next year to afford it...LOL)


BTW, I also did business with E-marine many years ago, and they're good as well....but, they're not Sunpower dealers.


Hope this helps.

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The Sunpower offerings within the past few weeks have been removed from all major resellers listings. I use Altestore.com and the largest number of panels offered were Sunpower and today they are gone. So I dont know what happened. Sunpiower folded, closed that division, I dont know. You are probably going to have to identify a comparable spec panel from someone else.



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One panel in a two panel array is broken, so I prefer to replace with the exact same panel, E20-327-COM.


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Re: Looking for replacement SunPower solar panel

FWIW, While not the exact same, Maz Ocean @ Harbortown Marina in Dania Beach may still have a few of the Sunpower X22 370W panels available (we just installed 5 of them.) They are the same size as what you have now.
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