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How To Find Used Solar Panels?
Have you ever wondered how a solar panel works? Solar panels are made up of cells called photovoltaic and these cells are able to capture the radiation from the sun and convert this radiation into electric currents. It is this electricity which is generated that is then used for heating or cooling buildings, and for making the lights work.
The panels are set in place on the roof in order to capture the sun properly. You do not have to purchase new panels because now there is an option for purchasing used ones so you can save even more money. When shopping for the used solar panels there are five factors to look into before purchasing –
2. Solar specialist
3. Dents and scratches, since the panels are used
5. Online auction sites like eBay and Amazon
Solar panels will be an investment that will last for many years so you will want to shop around and compare prices. Take your time and make sure you are getting panels that will fit into your budget.
Following these instructions will help you locate used solar panels:
• Check the parameters against the amount of wattage that will be needed. Measure the area where you will be putting the panels so you will get the correct amount.
• Talk with a solar specialist. If you cannot locate one in your area then do a search online where there are many specialists waiting for your questions. Sometimes a specialist will upgrade an office building and will have the old panels on hand after the upgrade is complete. One of the ways for you to get used panels is by asking the specialist how much the panels are being sold for.
• Sometimes solar panels will have a scratch or dent so the customer will not want it. This would be one form of panels you could look for in order to save money. You could also look into demos, overstocks, or even stores that have open boxes. Once the company has access to all these different kinds of panels and their details it lists the specs, kind of panel and the prices.
• When thinking about used panels think in terms of insurance companies. When the panels are damaged in storms the companies keep the panels after the adjustments have been made for the replacements. You could save a lot of money by purchasing these panels from insurance companies.
• Another good source is eBay. Here they auction off the used panels to the bidders and sometimes you can get them for as cheap as $25. However it is imperative to observe the finer details as you can view all the different models which are on auction and prices at the same time. Always make sure to read everything about the panels and ask lots of questions so you know exactly what you are purchasing.