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UPDATE 6-24-08
One of my very informed readers passed this site to me:


They have solar panels for as little as $2.98 per watt, as long as you buy in quantity.

FYI, Harbor Freight is selling their 45 watt solar panel kit for $179.99 again! Here is the link:


This expires : 07/07/2008

I’ve heard that you might even be able to use one of their 15% off coupons with it, though I haven’t seen any coupons lately, if you have one, (lucky you!) USE IT! :)

I have one set and will soon have 2 of 3 more, this is a real bargain, they normally run about $250, $199 on sale, this price is well worth checking out.


Anonymous Anonymous said…

These panels have a limited lifespan, usually MUCH less than the other types of panels. If you have the $ to buy 760 watts, they can be had for $2.98 per watt and are kick butt panels. http://www.sunelec.com/

If you want to learn LOTS about solar electric stuff go hang out on the forum at http://www.wind-sun.com/ForumVB/

The bottom line is the the HF panels are ASI silicone that do not last very many years. I do have a 20% coupon for HF if you are interested email me at:


Take care,


June 23, 2008 11:36 PM


Blogger Wretha said…

Hi Skip, thanks for the info, I included the link in the message. If I had a spare 2 grand, I would probably order a pallet of solar panels from that company…

Email me directly about the coupon.

wretha @ gmail . com (just remove the spaces)

June 24, 2008 4:22 PM


Blogger Wretha said…

Oops Skip, I didn’t see your email address until after I posted my reply, I’ll email you.


June 24, 2008 4:23 PM


Anonymous seth said…

If you check with Steve Spence @ greentrust.org, he had mentioned on one of the yahoo groups about having the HF panels for a number of years already and they are still working fine.

June 30, 2008 10:25 PM

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