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    Default Re: 25 kW Solar power project in Iowa.

    Quote Originally Posted by crbr View Post
    Thanks for the pictures
    It is not built yet. I am going to order the stuff this week.

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    Default Re: 25 kW Solar power project in Iowa.

    That's a crazy price for the panels. I paid almost three times that 18 months ago.
    Tim.

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    Default Re: 25 kW Solar power project in Iowa.

    Quote Originally Posted by tcartwri View Post
    That's a crazy price for the panels. I paid almost three times that 18 months ago.
    It is a perfect storm. Some big consumers of the solar systems got away with subsidies (I think Spain and Germany) and in the same time China put on line the largest silcon wafer plant on the world. Chinese makers flooded the market bankrupting several western makers of the panels (Solindra comes to mind). I think the price for the panels was less than dollar/W before the government put 30% tariff on them. Well, that is the story I heard about that. Last year I wouldn't even think about installing PV but this year I plan to even heat my house with it. The global ecomic downturn is good for something I suppose.

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    Default Re: 25 kW Solar power project in Iowa.

    It was 10kw I believe if I remember it right. I wish I still had it but I moved and it stayed with the house

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    Default Re: 25 kW Solar power project in Iowa.

    We just sent the money to order our system.
    24 kW DC about 19.2 kW AC
    96 250W mono panels with Enphase 215 inverters.
    Estimated cost per W before reate 2.13 or 1.36 after rebate.

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    Default Re: 25 kW Solar power project in Iowa.

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    This is my right hand.
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    Drilling 5ft deep holes.
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    Got one stuck too.
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    Panels, Inverters, Ephase cable and bunch of small grounding parts are in. Still waiting for rails, clamps etc, galvanized bolts and main cable for connection to the grid. Still has to finish 24 concrete (out of 52) footings but got caught by cold weather. Hoping to have them finshed Wednesday and Thursday. By then the footing for first bank will be cured enough to start building the supporting structure for the panels.

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    Default Re: 25 kW Solar power project in Iowa.

    Well, you have been busy. Hope the weather cooperates long enough to get it assembled.
    Keep us posted.
    "Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end ..."
    When there is a huge solar energy spill, it is called a "nice day"!

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    Default Re: 25 kW Solar power project in Iowa.

    If you dont mind who did you buy from?

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    Default Re: 25 kW Solar power project in Iowa.

    Quote Originally Posted by forgeblast View Post
    If you dont mind who did you buy from?
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    Default Re: 25 kW Solar power project in Iowa.

    Hey......there will be no "pole dancing" until the project is done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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