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Prices on Solar going up due to Tariffs
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There is a expected up to 30-50% increase in prices on Solar Panels due to the tariffs on or by other countries. If you have the funds and plan to buy some in the near future I suggest buying asap. This is not open for political discussion about tariffs. Only about prices going up and hoping someone can save some money.    David
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  • Texjbird (07-12-2018)
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Hmmm

And today I was seeing 280 watt polys for $140. Buying from craigslist and KSL sure makes a difference.

It was suppose to happen last year

It was suppose to happen the year I bought my panels for the roof of the trailer, even controller prices were suppose to go up. The controllers I was using at the time are $30 less expensive now than they were then.
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All kinds of things were supposed to happen
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  • American Nomad Patriot (07-13-2018)
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I bought a 180w mono from Solar Blvd three weeks ago. Price dropped from $190 to $120 so I jumped on it. Also a 20a Tracer mppt controller for $85 off of eBay. Also seeing 100w panels for less than $100 at Home Depot, so I'm not seeing price hikes yet. Doesn't mean they aren't going up but it seems slow to happening.

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  • American Nomad Patriot (07-13-2018)
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I just picked up a Renogy 150 W Mono from a fellow nomad YT Howie Roll. It's brand new. He did a build on someone's rig and it didn't fit. I'm getting it plus "Y"connector and some other misc. parts for $100. I went ahead and ordered another 150 w mono on Amazoo.  That will give me 300 watts for "Podunk" (My bus). I already have on Renogy Controller that I bought awhile back during a fire sale they had. It's not the Mppt but will work for starters. I'll end up upgrading and donating it to another nomad when I do.  Yall just keep an eye on the prices if you're looking to buy. Thank you everyone !   David
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That was a great score on the first 150 watt panel!  I’ve been poking around on Amazon, checking prices as I usually do (but don’t buy) and haven’t really noticed much of any panel price increases.

What I’d like to see is some more info from the solar knowlege base folks here as to using the larger and higher voltage 36-48V house panels on a vehicle as opposed to multiple paralleled 100 watters.

Not that my current or even future vehicle configurations could use one, but those with buses or ext cargo vans could.
They say when you get older two things happen, one is you lose your memory and the other, I forget.

Organized people are simply too lazy to search for stuff.
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I read where they're going 1500 volts


Random 1500v Panel
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