cheap solar panels

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  1. maxine and jo

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    For all your needs go to bimble solar they are brill!!!!!!!!
     
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    this is so good!!!! I bought from them 2 years ago.(y) all go stuff(y)
     
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    Read ALL the print, many are "used" or "B" grade. Just be sure you know what you are buying.
     
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    14 yr old panels removed from a solar farm for upgraded units
     
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    solar have 25 year life . most of the used panels have been taken from solar farms where larger panels have been put in there place so they can collect more of your tax's in government tarifs
     
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    Yes they don't go "oh look it's 25 o'clock I'm off", they deteriorate, so what wattage you are buying is unknown.

    They could be areal bargain, or............

    And you pay carriage and cables. So it's marginal whether buy new or these.
     
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    Looking at the sky here in Hampshire, it wouldn't matter what solar panel you have EHU would be the order of the day
     
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    for £80.oo you get 120w panel used and tested A 10amp control charger 8 meters cable and fixing's now that is a good deal and how long are you keeping your motorhome for ?
     
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    Worth chucking one on the garage roof to keep the motorbike batteries charged. Pack away the smart charger
     
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    Go for it
     
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    With the price of new ones now being so cheap I wouldn't even consider second hand ones.
     
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    If it's to good to be true it probably is!:D
     
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    We've had discussion about these panels before. I was struggling and still am on the economic arguments that made someone replace solar panels. Either the new panels generated enough extra watts per square metre to make it worth fitting them, or there was another reason. Which is what worries me.

    They may be absolutely fine and as described but it would be nice to know the reason why they were changed. It may explain this on the website but if so, I haven't found it.
     
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    THEY CHANGE THE PANELS FOR ONE'S WITH A GREATER WATTAGE OUTPUT,BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT GIVE LARGE AMOUNT'S OF ALL OF OUR TAX REVENUE TO PROVIDE GREEN ENERGY
    SO THE THING TO LOOK AT IS HOW LONG ARE YOU GOING TO KEEP YOUR MOTORHOME ?
     
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    Technology moved on since they were first installed in 2001 and from the picture they are polycrystalline too. After all that time they probably produce 80% at best in good Sun.
     
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    CAN YOU BE SO SURE .THERE'S NOT THAT MUCH SUN IN UK TO DEGRADE THE PANELS AND THE 2001
    ON THE TAG IS DATE PANEL WAS PASSED IN THE FACTORY . ARE YOU DOING A LINE IN NEW PANELS?
     
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    All panels degrade and claims when new are already optimistic. Wattage is relative to dimensions and my roof has limited space so I would not personally be using over sized under productive 14 year old polycrystalline even if they were free.
    No need to shout BTW
     
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    Do they guarantee the output wattage and how long for? It's not such a good deal if your "120W" panel is 10 years old and already down to say 60% output. £80 for a 70W panel isn't such a good price.
     
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    No need to shout and get aggressive. All I am saying is that they are not so cheap that people should not look at new pricing as well.

    Who said they were in use in the UK ? Have I missed that ? We don't have many solar farms for good reason.
     
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