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this is so good!!!! I bought from them 2 years ago.(y) all go stuff(y)

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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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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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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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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 ?

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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CAN YOU BE SO SURE .THERE'S NOT THAT MUCH SUN IN UK TO DEGRADE THE PANELS

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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i'am not the seller i have bought from him and as far as i can say i now run my finca with no problems .how lonhg are you keeping your moterhome?

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My own 100 watt mono crystalline are 1200x540x35 and fit the spaces on my roof.

The £50 used are 1425 x 653 x 59 mm which is huge and would not fit anywhere on many vans 59mm thick frames :LOL: and will produce less power than mine.
 

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i'am not the seller i have bought from him

We really should drop this thread. You in good faith passed on a nice lead which is what FUN is all about. Others, also in good faith said "take care".

Lets not let this turn into a fight, we're all on the same side. If you have cheap panels and they are doing the business for you then you're the winner.

Just think of some of the folk who have paid £450 ( seen that at shows ) for a single panel, fitted. I hope they don't read this thread.
 

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We bought ours with the intention of keeping it 10 yrs or more but I have 300 watt of solar that I fitted over two yrs ago now. There will be someone who finds used panels suitable but they must be aware of the facts, dimensions being the major aspect if they fit or not. There is plenty to mull over from the varied responses.

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So you can see that the panels will out live your ownership possibly i was only trying to help those who have not got solar and Mike at bimble is more than helpful
 
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i was only trying to help those who have not got solar and Mike at bimble is more than helpful
...and as a non-solar owner myself, I think that is very much appreciated

However, I am also appreciative of Andy & Brian pointing out that panels degrade (didn't know that) and these ones are particularly large...

So, thanks to all...

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