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Old 08-28-2018, 10:30 PM   #1
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Used 245W Bosch Panels in Houston - $75

So I had intended to post the link where I bought my used panels from, but on the phone, its a pain to get a link from facebook, so here it is.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...5175150673221/

These are 245W Bosch Module c-Si M60 NA30119
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:35 PM   #2
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$75 is a great price. To bad I am not in the area.
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Old 09-03-2018, 12:17 AM   #3
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Solar Panels?

Have you hooked up your discounted solar panels from Houston? If so, do you have photos and do they work well? Curious because the place seems sketchy.
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Old 09-03-2018, 08:05 AM   #4
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If I didn't already have a solar power system I'd be buying some of these for sure. That's a great price but I'd have to upgrade my whole system to use them!
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:21 AM   #5
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Anyone interested in some of these at $100 each if I get some to north eastern Indiana? I'm trying to figure a way to help defray the costs of me driving to Texas to pick some up.

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How were these people to deal with? Were you able to test before you bought, or did you have to take your chances?
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:04 AM   #6
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There's a guy in Houston who has been going there, testing panels, buying them, and then shipping them to other people. Probably save you a bundle over a drive from Indiana. I can get his info if you like.
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:22 AM   #7
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There's a guy in Houston who has been going there, testing panels, buying them, and then shipping them to other people. Probably save you a bundle over a drive from Indiana. I can get his info if you like.
I would appreciate it.
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Old 09-03-2018, 02:28 PM   #8
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These are 30-37 volts right? How would you use this with a 12V or 24V charge controller?
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Old 09-03-2018, 03:49 PM   #9
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These are 30-37 volts right? How would you use this with a 12V or 24V charge controller?
Use an MPPT controller. They accommodate higher input voltage and are significantly more efficient than PWM controllers. Example: Midnite Classic 150 will take up to.... You guessed it..... 150 volts on the input.

It is very common to run high voltage panels in series to increase voltage and reduce current.

There are some great stickies over at www.sloarpaneltalk.com that talk about panels, charge controllers, batteries and inverters.
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Old 09-03-2018, 05:35 PM   #10
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Re: mppt, I just changed from pwm and it makes a big difference.
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:49 PM   #11
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The sellers are salvage recyclers and are very nice. The young Thai lady I dealt with was very polite and yes I did test them out before purchase. She didn't mind at all. I pulled the four I wanted out in the sun and did my tests there.
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:10 PM   #12
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Anyone know what they cost to ship?
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:19 PM   #13
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Wish I knew more about solar. I am in Houston and may go take a look, but probably won't know what I am looking at. Don't need much power, but did notice they also have some of these...


LG Solar MonoX NeoN LG295N1C, 295 Watt Black Solar Panel


They are new with full factory warranty for about $190 as I recall. The only thing I have found like them are 300 watt LG's for about $450.


Is this as good a deal as it sounds?
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Old 09-04-2018, 04:26 AM   #14
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Wish I knew more about solar. I am in Houston and may go take a look, but probably won't know what I am looking at. Don't need much power, but did notice they also have some of these...


LG Solar MonoX NeoN LG295N1C, 295 Watt Black Solar Panel


They are new with full factory warranty for about $190 as I recall. The only thing I have found like them are 300 watt LG's for about $450.


Is this as good a deal as it sounds?
That's not bad. I believe I paid about $260 a piece plus shipping for my 350 watt mono silfabs
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:12 AM   #15
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Anyone know what they cost to ship?
Their add says they won't ship.
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:53 AM   #16
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One thing to remember is that these panels are BIG residential panels about 3' x 6' plus. The two tests that need to be performed are Voltage Open Circuit (VOC) and Amperage Short Circuit (ISC). They should be performed in full sun and the optimum values are printed on the back of any solar panel you buy.
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Old 09-05-2018, 04:29 PM   #17
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These panels have been recalled due to being a major fire hazard. Is it worth the risk?
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Old 09-05-2018, 07:42 PM   #18
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Which panels have been recalled?
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:43 PM   #19
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The Bosch 245W ones. I looked it up and it doesn't seem like a major concern but I'm sure that's why these were salvaged.
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Old 09-09-2018, 09:04 AM   #20
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I'm still studying on this. Any members in Houston be willing to test and pick up some of these if I send the funds?
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