Canadian Solar Panels

Vic99 Posted By Vic99, Jul 12, 2012 at 6:25 PM

  1. Vic99

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    Anyone know anything about reliability? I've got a quote with the cs6p-240m with enphase microinverters. About 4.5 cents/watt installed for a 6.4 kW system. I feel good about this company, their design, and price. What do you reckon?

    https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:1XLD2UtVHqsJ:www.canadiansolar.com/dl.php?dir%3Ddatasheets%26file%3DCS6P-M_en.pdf+canadian+solar+cs6p-240m&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESid8wAA2SSSgVY0_UFqF9qyv2pSWspAe3XB_9u9XKZduhmekJeBkEV0ohc13qYdape9C5IQTlJbeqdR_0mtMrGMNZgP6PyKSp0ZHQMl1U8KG5Y4TGJ6dbbi7a5QJXApwwi8eXZa&sig=AHIEtbRxPSByU4r3VBU8MsaRO8ZuFu3XGA

    Thanks.
     
  2. GaryGary

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  3. Adios Pantalones

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    4.5c x 6400W = $288. Is that right?
     
  4. Vic99

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    Duh-oh. . . . $4.50/W I call it over-eager-math.
     
  5. Vic99

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    And then rebates and tax breaks cut it nearly in half. And then SRECs are icing on the cake.
     
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    I was going to say "I'll take 10". Turn my yard into a solar farm and retire
     
  7. mywaynow

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    Watch the SRECS promises. The value of those continue to drop as more enter the market, and the cost per kw drop with fuel costs.
     
  8. Vic99

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    Agreed.

    But, Massachusetts has a ceiling and a floor for the credits. Currently each credit, 1 MW, has a ceiling of $550 this year and a floor of $170. The ceiling goes down by 0-6% per year. Talked to a couple of guys that got $500 each this year. Selling credits for $300/MW ave for a 6 MW system will yield $18k over 10 years. Maybe do better than that.

    http://www.mass.gov/eea/energy-utilities-clean-tech/renewable-energy/solar/rps-solar-carve-out/current-status-of-the-rps-solar-carve-out-program.html

    Other state and fed incentives, plus, of course, paying only a $4 electric bill for being hooked to the grid gets you to the break even point much quicker. I can't imagine the cost of burning mostly coal is going to decrease over the next 10 years.
     

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