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Aftrburnr

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Any opinion on these panels? BenQ/AUO 255 watt $100
« on: September 19, 2016, 03:01:50 AM »
Hi all,

Hope this is the appropriate place to ask this question! I am just getting my system  running over the last couple months and now these show up! The price seems good, might call the person and haggle with them a little, maybe $75 a panel ;) If anyone has any opinions on if these panels are worth pursuing, I'd really appreciate it! Would quite possibly mean completely starting over on my panel setup of  what I have now :(  But, if they're good panels, I might entertain the idea...

Thanks!


Solar Panels Brand new 255 watt Solar panel - $100 (Phoenix)


condition: new
make / manufacturer: AUO

Brand new 255 watt solar panels

AUO PM245PO1-255

Black frame

Polycrystalline

Dimensions - 65"x 39"x 2"

Made in Taiwan

First Quality Panels

24 volt or 12 volt with a MPPT Charge Controller

25 year performance warranty

$ 100.00 each panel Cash

150+ panels avail.

Freight Shipping Available Or Local Phoenix Warehouse Pickup

sigp2101

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Re: Any opinion on these panels? BenQ/AUO 255 watt $100
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2016, 12:07:57 PM »
« Last Edit: September 20, 2016, 12:12:50 PM by sigp2101 »
Off grid system:
3 X 230W 36V 8A SolarWorld in series,
Classic 150,
36V BB - 225Ah 6x6V Trojan T-105 T2,
3000W psw Inverter,
Fridge 159KWh/Y, 30W led lights, laptop, TV.

CDN-VT

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Re: Any opinion on these panels? BenQ/AUO 255 watt $100
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2016, 07:01:45 PM »
https://www.solarblvd.com/product_info.php?products_id=3096&osCsid=85a586e327b9ddae49b86e19280d8644

109/320w

BEWARE : Also beware they are not listed.

Ryan caught this fact .
« Last Edit: September 28, 2016, 08:45:36 PM by CDN-VT »
Canadian Solar 350W 37.6 VOC  30.6 VMP 8.22 ISC 7.87 IMP ,-15 c +30c max  4 strings in 2 in Series for 24v Classic 150 -1020 Ah  Freezers & fridges ~~~ Second Array same panels of 3sx3 parallel for 24 V Classic 150 -440 Ah Outback Barns & out blds.
48Vdc almost done,11Strings up of 3s11P same panels

Halfcrazy

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Re: Any opinion on these panels? BenQ/AUO 255 watt $100
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2016, 08:03:48 AM »
https://www.solarblvd.com/product_info.php?products_id=3096&osCsid=85a586e327b9ddae49b86e19280d8644

109/320w

I looked at these and they are the same as the "Semi Flexible" ones they have so I worry about yellowing of the top layer over time, Also beware they are not listed (if it matters)
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Re: Any opinion on these panels? BenQ/AUO 255 watt $100
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2016, 08:44:48 PM »
Good CATCH !!!!

Also beware they are not listed.

I saw theses on a promo e-flyer.

I'll amend the original post so were not misleading  .

VT
Canadian Solar 350W 37.6 VOC  30.6 VMP 8.22 ISC 7.87 IMP ,-15 c +30c max  4 strings in 2 in Series for 24v Classic 150 -1020 Ah  Freezers & fridges ~~~ Second Array same panels of 3sx3 parallel for 24 V Classic 150 -440 Ah Outback Barns & out blds.
48Vdc almost done,11Strings up of 3s11P same panels

tecnodave

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Re: Any opinion on these panels? BenQ/AUO 255 watt $100
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2016, 10:07:11 PM »
Did anyone one notice that we are talking about three different panels....afterburner mentions ridgid frame 255 watt polycrystalline panels.....sigp2102 refers to a 36 watt folding flexible and CDN-VT mentions flexible monocrystalline 320 watt ones?


No ....the Ben Q panels are listed..... They are 72 cell polycrystalline black aluminum frames and I'll take them at that price...in my opinion , a good deal at about 80 <edit...40>  cents a watt.  Too bad they are not local to me 

Dave
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#1 Classic 150 12 x Sharp NE-170, 2S6P, 24volt L-16 Rolls-Surette S-530, MS4024 & Cotek ,  C-40 dirv.cont. for hot water
#2 Classic 150 12 x Sharp NE-170, 2S6P, 24 volt L-16 Interstate,Brutus Inv.
#3 Kid/WBjr 4/6 Sanyo 200 watt multilayer 4/6 P
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sigp2101

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Re: Any opinion on these panels? BenQ/AUO 255 watt $100
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2016, 12:29:48 PM »
Did anyone one notice that we are talking about three different panels....afterburner mentions ridgid frame 255 watt polycrystalline panels.....sigp2102 refers to a 36 watt folding flexible and CDN-VT mentions flexible monocrystalline 320 watt ones?


Dave

That was just to illustrate ratio between $ value and Wattage in what is available today out there.
Off grid system:
3 X 230W 36V 8A SolarWorld in series,
Classic 150,
36V BB - 225Ah 6x6V Trojan T-105 T2,
3000W psw Inverter,
Fridge 159KWh/Y, 30W led lights, laptop, TV.