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Buying solar panels

Postby RdP » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:27 pm

Hi,

I want to buy een small solar panel system (3 panels), any tips or good pricing information is welcome ?

Thanks,
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Re: Buying solar panels

Postby raymonvdm » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:39 pm

i'm having the same idea and i think you can look at metdezon.nl. i'm also looking at local installers for procing including instalation.
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Re: Buying solar panels

Postby AshaiRey » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:20 pm

I have very good experiences with www.wijwillenzon.nl
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Re: Buying solar panels

Postby Wim2008 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:46 am

If you like to install the panels by yourself, a good shop is 'groene-energiewinkel' in Breda.
I bought my new panels last year there.
Website: www.groene-energiewinkel.nl.

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Re: Buying solar panels

Postby labium » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:16 pm

i am also looking for solar panels i found this but dont know how they are

http://shop.directsolar.nl/
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Re: Buying solar panels

Postby vanisher » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:58 pm

Same here, is it still true that german panels are preffered above chinese?

A couple of 240Wp panels would be great.
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Re: Buying solar panels

Postby yjb » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:26 pm

We are using 10 panels from Aleo, sourced through Zon en Co http://www.zonenco.nl/

Not sure if German panels are really better than Chinese ones, but since this is not only about saving some money (at least not for us), we also wanted to be considerate to the environment. Beyond the fact that things are more controlled in Germany when compared with China, we've also ruled out possible child labor, unfair pays and last but not least, minimize unnecessary transport across the globe.

Looking at the Aleo panels; they are performing well better than initially calculated (8 months now). If you want to integrate with domotica you probably want to look at the possibilities of the inverter to communicate with the outside world. We're using SMA with bluetooth, RS-485 seems to be an option as well.

Last but not least, when selecting an inverter look carefully at the installation; on one side it needs to be close to the panels to reduce powerloss in the DC/DC cabling. On the other hand some inverters are a bit more noisy than other ones (but all of them will make noise).

Hope this helps, if you need more info let me know.
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Re: Buying solar panels

Postby Wim2008 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:16 pm

Labium,

I bought the Suntech panels. They are ok and wellknown.

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Re: Buying solar panels

Postby labium » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:30 am

yjb wrote:http://www.zonenco.nl/

i dont know but then you also should not buy a televison ipad iphone etc......etc.

Not sure if German panels are really better than Chinese ones, but since this is not only about saving some money (at least not for us), we also wanted to be considerate to the environment. Beyond the fact that things are more controlled in Germany when compared with China, we've also ruled out possible child labor, unfair pays and last but not least, minimize unnecessary transport across the globe.

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Re: Buying solar panels

Postby AshaiRey » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:20 am

Nice quote... :D
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Re: Buying solar panels

Postby DonnieGrant » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:36 am

RdP wrote:Hi,

I want to buy een small solar panel system (3
solar panels), any tips or good pricing information is welcome ?

Thanks,

Rien

Have you got the panel system.. I am looking for affordable panels which good efficiency.. Can you share some information?
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Re: Buying solar panels

Postby RdP » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:40 pm

Hi,

I bought 2 300 Wp panels, because I have no more room for more panels. You have to be more specific about your requirements and expectations because there are so many options these days....

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