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    Hi All
    I was hoping someone on the forum might have some experience or opinion on this supplier: http://skykingsolar.co.za/index.php?...&product_id=50
    The price seems too good to be true for a mono crystalline panel...
    Any feedback would be appreciated.

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    That's R10 a WATT.

    Actually a bit on the expensive side of things.
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    Hi Fluffy,
    I thought it was quite good, even for poly-c, but this is mono-c. I have visited about 8 other sites and none of their poly cell 150W panels are within R300 of this mono-c. I would appreciate any links you may have to better prices!
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    Why do you want mono?
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    What I have read is that its inconclusive whether mono C or poly C is best, or there is no clear indication which is better. But that price seems ok, I paid R10 a watt on Bidorbuy for 2 x 50W panels, excluding delivery costs.
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    For the "man on the street" it makes no difference really. I personally will go on price at this stage, maybe I am just a mean guy when it hurts my pocket, but so what if the panel is slightly bigger or smaller for a given amount of energy, 80 watts is 80 watts to me, mono, poly who actually cares ?

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    I collected my two 80W panels from GWStore yesterday. R900 including VAT per panel. The best price (by far) that I could get.

    Please advise where you get cheaper than R10 per Watt (just for the panel, take away, not interested in installation)?

    I saw a 180W panel at Zulteck the other day, for R1600 excluding. But that was not regular price, that was on sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Faddel View Post
    For the "man on the street" it makes no difference really. I personally will go on price at this stage, maybe I am just a mean guy when it hurts my pocket, but so what if the panel is slightly bigger or smaller for a given amount of energy, 80 watts is 80 watts to me, mono, poly who actually cares ?
    100% agree for DIY.

    Efficiency.

    80 watts is 80 watts, doesn't matter if the panel is the size of a brick or a building.

    It only really counts when you get to commercial and industrial size installations.

    Price per watt. Typically smaller panels are more expensive than larger panels per watt, except where identical physical size panels have different power output due to grading.
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