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Thin Film Solar Panel Cost

Postby dgassett on Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:15 pm

What is the near future cost of these panels? Which panels will be the best?
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Re: Thin Film Solar Panel Cost

Postby tallgirl on Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:49 pm

They are typically available in the $1.00 to $2.00 per watt range, with many pallet quantity specials around $1.00 / watt.

The best, from what I've heard, are the Kaneka 60's. Keep in mind that they are not the friendliest panels because their open circuit voltages tend to be rather high. Unlike mono- and poly-crystalline panels, thin-film panels are more often one big cell with a high series voltage and lower current.
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