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Old 03-21-2017, 03:13 PM   #1
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Wholesale Solar Price Quote!

How does this quote from Alden Silber at Wholesale Solar look? I think it's everything I'll need. I will be getting 150 cable and connectors somewhere else. Total is $1,924. I'm so excited!

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Old 03-21-2017, 03:42 PM   #2
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Sorry, can't read the document at all. How many watts are you getting from your panels and does the power management box come with your panels?
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Looks good to me, the free freight and shipping is a deal maker right there...
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My mistake. It enlarges. So yes the power manager is included.

Seems kind of expensive to me but I'm no solar expert. Have you read the solar forum here?
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:35 PM   #5
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That looks pretty reasonable, especially considering the lack of shipping costs.
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Yep, that's a fine deal! The prices they offer are good to start with, but free shipping?! I don't think you'll find a better deal elsewhere.
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I'm also going the solar route though I'm just at the research stage... has anyone used Wholesale Solar before? How was the customer service? Any other recommendations?
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I think it depends on what your thinking is.
One mppt midnite solar classic charge controller. not sure if you need to put the panels in series. That would make your system very sensitive to partial shading.
If you can put the panels in parallel then I still would prefer individual charge controllers. If one craps out you are not dead.
yes the shipping discount is great but I am sure you can find something locally. Would not surprise me if they ship from somewhere local close to you.
Solar is less then $0.50 watt if you look around


To compare with the 4 new panels mono 300 watt I bought for the Elfbus
300 watt mono crystalline $125 /piece Total $500
charge controllers Tracer 2215 2 units $ 120 ebay 240
lcd readout 1 unit $ 50 ebay 50

Just used automotive fuses between battery and charge controller.

I put only 2 up sofar, got one for spare. The last one will charge with a separate mppt step up controller a 48 Volt lithium battery
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:59 PM   #9
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I'm also going the solar route though I'm just at the research stage... has anyone used Wholesale Solar before? How was the customer service? Any other recommendations?


To me they are fantastic!! Talk to Alden Silber and tell him you were referred by Michelle Muller. They're very responsive and accommodating!


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They seem like a good company to me. I bought a refurbished Magnum MS2000 inverter/charger from them for MUCH less than the price of a new one, and it works just fine.

Buying everything from one vendor is certainly easy, but it's usually not the cheapest way. It just depends what your priorities are.

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