Good solar supplier

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  1. Techno

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    I'm struggling to find good solar panels just now.
    I just bought by ebay auction from Ecoworthy and it is crap and I suspect a number of seller names are the same Chinese people selling the same crap. Great propaganda about quality control etc on their selling pages but not followed up by the product :Doh:

    In the past I've had real quality for good prices but they seem to be missing now :Sad:
     
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    have you tried Bimble Solar?
     
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    Nothing there for me thanks
    I just want plain clean well made 100 watt units not kits or frills
     
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    Vanbitz. Just done mine. Excellent quality.
     
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    I'm not looking for fiitting :Rofl1:
     
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    :Sad: hope someone bids more then i have then
     
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    Yes avoid them
    Attention to detail/quality control is a good sign of a well made unit. This is not evident with these.
    They want me to post it to another customer/mug :Laughing: obviously I declined to do that.
     
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    ok ok I was hoping someone else would ask . More solar panels:Eeek::Eeek:have you looked on your roof?
     
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    Me? no I do get requests though and I can't deliver. It's hard enough between my regular work and weather but not being able to source good panels is unusual.
     
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    whilst the attention to detail is utter crap, some judicious resealing of components would ensure a serviceable unit. at That price I'd buy a few. As they currently stand they would barely last a year before they corrode and fail.
     
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    That's as maybe for DIY but not to pass on to a customer as a bodge .
    If I fill a request I only do quality assured in every aspect.

    Last year I paid £108 for each of my three and they are little gems. Panels proliferating ebay just now are iffy. There are good ones but I've not found them yet
     
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    Hi Andy,:BigGrin:
    Bought ours from SUNSTORE , Solar Power Solutions
    Tel. 084501800 654

    Purchased online, and they forwarded to Somerset Motorhomes, who fitted.
    Complete kit, all inclusive, and apparently very easy to fit. Works a treat !!
     
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    Andy, got mine from Sunstore - good bunch too.

    Trikeman.:Wink:
     
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    Hi Andy

    I used three of these 80w as recommended at the time by a few people on MHF, looked OK to me but the price was the €74 each for the 80w.
    trad4u.eu/webshop/18-solar-panel-charger/69-solar-panel-80w.html


    Martin
     
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    The last time I bought a panel it was from Funster Mark at CLS who gave me a reasonable price.

    This was some time ago before the cheap ones appeared. Maybe he can help.

    Other than that... I do keep seeing whole fields with acres of panels all sloped skywards... I could pop out one night with my balaclava on and some spanners and "harvest" a few...

    "But your Honour, I thought they were just growing there... honest Guv."


    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Mark from CLS fitted the panel I linked to in my previous post to my van and he was quite happy with the quality. Its working well and didn't seem to be obviously badly finished etc. i thought it was a decent price for a monocrystalline, so much so I was considering a second one :Eeek:
     
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    we too are looking for a complete system fitted professionally,
    anyone know of any companies round s wales ,
    how long is the fiitting proccess ?
     
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