Solar Panels on eBay
Solar Panels On EBay
Find out about the solar panels on sale on eBaysolar | shopping
For most people, the cheapest place to buy solar panels
. Therefore this article describes some of the different types of PV solar panels
available at this time (December 2012) in the United Kingdom. Prices per Watt of power are provided for comparison.
December 2012 Update
When we last updated this article back in April 2009, large solar panels
(50+ Watts) were best priced at just under £4 per Watt, with panels in the 10-50 Watt range costing upwards of £5-8 per Watt. Now, coming to the end of 2012, large solar panels are available for under £1 per Watt even including delivery!
Historically you would expect to pay least for amorphous
panels, more for polycrystalline
, and the most for the then rarer monocrystalline
solar panels. Now the majority of solar panels available on eBay are of the monocrystalline variety (more power from a smaller panel size) with aluminium frames and almost always made in China but often sold from mainland Europe - Germany in particular as they have 5-10 years more solar experience than the UK.
Solar Panels Available from eBay UK
Small Solar Panels (<20W)
12V trickle charger
for car / caravan battery (pictured above). 1.5 Watts
of output. Includes cables, crocodile clips, and car cigarette lighter adapter. £10-15 plus £4 postage. (cost per Watt of £7+).
Click here to search eBay UK now for car solar charger
12V 10 Watt
polycrystalline solar panel. Priced from £20-40 for aluminium framed units plus around £5-10 for delivery, but often with free delivery.
Click here to search eBay UK now for 10 Watt solar panel
Other popular sizes of small solar panels are 5W and 15W, with 5 Watt panels
priced at £10 to £40, and 15 Watt panels
at around £50 (often considerably more expensive than the more commonly available 20W and 30W panels!
Medium and Large Solar Panels and Kits
With solar panels of 20 Watts and above peak power output, a solar charge controller
is almost always required in order to protect the battery bank
from overcharging. (Visit our article 12V Deep Cycle Batteries for Solar
for more information on sourcing suitable batteries for solar systems.)
For solar panels with power ratings from 20W - 150W we currently recommend eBay seller topdeal-uk
prices on 30th November 2012 were as follows:
solar panel £23.99 delivered £1.20/Watt.
solar panel £33.99 delivered £1.13/Watt.
solar panel £50.99 delivered £1.02/Watt.
solar panel £70.99 delivered 89p/Watt.
solar panel £87.99 delivered 88p/Watt.
solar panel £87.99 delivered 73p/Watt
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you find any regular (not one-off) offers which beat these prices.
Article Last Modified: 17:00, 29th Nov 2012
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