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    Posted: 12 Sep 2019 at 8:12pm

Just saw this on the intertubes. A 100 watt solar panel AND controller for the bargain price of $92! That's 92 cents per watt INCLUDING the charge controller. Almost too good!

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I've bought several panels from Home Depot...all were good quality.

This seems like a really good price on this kit...
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Link now comes up at $179..
Well in my area anyway.
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Hit post reply too soon
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It must have been a special HD was running yesterday because the link now shows $179 in the Michigan area 
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I think it was a one day sale. Still, at 18 cents per watt including the charge controller is not too bad.
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Originally posted by GlueGuy

I think it was a one day sale. Still, at 18 cents per watt including the charge controller is not too bad.

Move your decimal point.. $1.79 a watt.. LOL  I do the same all the time.


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Originally posted by Olddawgsrule

Originally posted by GlueGuy

I think it was a one day sale. Still, at 18 cents per watt including the charge controller is not too bad.

Move your decimal point.. $1.79 a watt.. LOL  I do the same all the time.
LOL. Right. About twice what it was before. Buck eighty.
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And what kind of solar panel are they?  Reputable brand?  Cheap Chinese junk? 

Makes a difference.
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Originally posted by geewizard

And what kind of solar panel are they?  Reputable brand?  Cheap Chinese junk? 

Makes a difference.
I don't know that you can make a blanket statement like that. We have used both US-made and Chinese made solar panels. Newer Chinese products that we purchased have outperformed older US products. I think it's more of an evolutionary thing.

That said, Nature Power seems to be a Chinese company (offices in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Georgia). All of the stuff I saw on their web site is 12V, which would be mostly oriented towward consumer solar.
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