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re: Solar gold in payment plans, not panels
agk   5/29/2012 12:18:01 PM
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A nice briefing on the solar panels present cost,energy efficiency,cost of solar power,life time reports of various panels installed at hot and chill places, and finally on the micro inverter approach.

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Sanjib.A   5/29/2012 5:07:13 PM
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What happens if I install solar panels on my roof top today and after a couple years a more advanced technology comes in with panels with panels having much higher efficiency? Not sure if it is practical or not, but I think it would be better if the companies provides some kind of scheme to upgrade the panels at subsidized price if something better comes up.

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daleste   5/30/2012 2:10:24 AM
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Interesting idea. That could help early adoption of the technology. Note that the rest of the industry thrives on regular upgrades for consumer electronics.



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