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Jinko NonStandard panels: will there be a market?


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Guys

 

Though one. As some of you know, I've ridden some real corrugated road with sourcing the components for the solar system at our place.

 

We've made progress lately with some of the components that were supplied, even if it was nearly 18 months after I paid for everything. In the package I initially bought was a decent battery pack. As the supplier was not able to supply, I had to buy another pack of batteries from a different supplier.

 

Now there's a suggestion on the table: He supplies Jinko 305W non standard panels in stead of the batteries. I will get 18 panels.

 

To break even, I would need to sell the panels at R7.60/W (Including VAT), collected by the buyer in CapeTown.

 

What's your feeling, will I get the panels sold?

 

Thanks for the help, much appreciated.

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Guys

 

Though one. As some of you know, I've ridden some real corrugated road with sourcing the components for the solar system at our place.

 

We've made progress lately with some of the components that were supplied, even if it was nearly 18 months after I paid for everything. In the package I initially bought was a decent battery pack. As the supplier was not able to supply, I had to buy another pack of batteries from a different supplier.

 

Now there's a suggestion on the table: He supplies Jinko 305W non standard panels in stead of the batteries. I will get 18 panels.

 

To break even, I would need to sell the panels at R7.60/W (Including VAT), collected by the buyer in CapeTown.

 

What's your feeling, will I get the panels sold?

 

Thanks for the help, much appreciated.

 

Can you send us some technical specs for the panels...

 

Thanks

Mark

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I have no idea if you'd be able to sell it as a single batch, the kind of guy with 40k to blow might not be interested in non-standard panels. If you're willing to sell in smaller quantities, I might take two :-)

Hi I

 

Let's see what happens.

 

I'd obviously like to sell all of them in one go, but I really don't know how this will pan out.

 

Keep in touch.

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Non-standard usually means they were meant to be something larger, but upon testing they came up short. I don't see any problem with that, this kind of thing is done with computer CPUs all the time. They test them, and if they don't quite perform at the designed frequency, but they do at a lower one, they rebadge them at the lower frequency and sell them a little cheaper.

 

I think there might be quite a bit of variation between panels though, so in a batch of 305W panels, the 305 might mean "at least 305W" while some panels in the batch might do significantly better. At the price that probably doesn't matter too much either, but when building long strings of series-panels it might affect you adversely... I don't know, it's just something I would expect based on common sense. Also, of course, they waste roof space, so don't use them if space is at a premium :)

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Non-standard usually means they were meant to be something larger, but upon testing they came up short. I don't see any problem with that, this kind of thing is done with computer CPUs all the time. They test them, and if they don't quite perform at the designed frequency, but they do at a lower one, they rebadge them at the lower frequency and sell them a little cheaper.

 

I think there might be quite a bit of variation between panels though, so in a batch of 305W panels, the 305 might mean "at least 305W" while some panels in the batch might do significantly better. At the price that probably doesn't matter too much either, but when building long strings of series-panels it might affect you adversely... I don't know, it's just something I would expect based on common sense. Also, of course, they waste roof space, so don't use them if space is at a premium :)

It also sometimes means there's some blemishes on the glass or silicone and it doesn't look so good. Most people won't notice it either way. 

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Once you have installed A-Grade panels on the roof, they have become B-visuals. That is what Tenesol used to label panels that have blemishes on them, yet they are 100% on standard ito power. I bought a few like that as the life expectancy was normal.

 

However, as per Plonkster, if the panels are not producing as per spec, that is another thing to be wise of. How long will they last?

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I suppose it depends on what is non-standard about it. If non-standard means "one or two of the silicon wavers in there aren't quite doing full power" then it's probably okay. If it means "well, this case really isn't properly put together and water and all sorts of gunk are going to get in  and degrade it", then it is not okay. I always thought it was the former: upon final testing, it turns out a small impurity sneaked in, either into the glass, or some of the wavers... but it's all sealed in there in the usual fashion.

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Nope, lots of T&C's I discovered.

 

Good test: Is there a warranty on the non-standard panel, if so, for how long?

No warranty normally means they do not expect it to last, I figured.

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