30 May '13, 10pm

How Bad Is PV Panel Performance?

How Bad Is PV Panel Performance?

Naturally one wonders how much flammable material those commenting have been adding to the fire. My personal expectation was that at least one-third, perhaps even-two thirds, of the comments might say something like this: "Four years ago I bought a rooftop PV system from so-and-so, which was supposed to generate most of my home's electricity for twenty years and pay for itself in ten. Already it has degraded to the point where it's producing hardly any power at all, and I'm being told that if I want to buy a replacement system from a highly reputable supplier like Sanyo/Panasonic, Sunpower, LG, or Solar World, I will have to cough up twice what I paid originally."

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