Category: Solar Sale

“Pallet Specials” Offer a Price Break on Going Solar

“Pallet Specials” Offer a Price Break on Going Solar

Pallet Special. Get better than pallet pricing on Grid-tied Solar Power Systems. Wholesale Solar is offering a deal on their solar power systems that include full pallets of ET solar panels.  Wholesale Solar’s “Pallet Special” Grid-tie Solar Power Systems are made up of one or two full pallets of twenty-six ET solar panels and are ready to ship. Equipped with the necessary components and a wiring diagram, the pricing of the solar panels in these systems is lower than their already low pallet pricing, Racking is not included but can be estimated at $65 to $75 per solar panel for a basic mounting solution.

“Pallet Special” Grid-tie Solar Power System packages are available in three technologies: SolarEdge, Microinverter and the more traditional, and usually more cost effective, centralized inverter.  Systems either include 245-watt or 300-watt ET solar panels.

View “Pallet Special” Solar Power Systems here.

 

93 Cents Per Watt Sale – The Best Sale So Far This Year

93 Cents Per Watt Sale – The Best Sale So Far This Year

93 cents per watt sale on black-framed 245-watt solar panels.
Quality black-framed ET solar panels on sale.

ET Solar 245-watt polycrystalline ET-P660245B solar panels are now available for 93 cents per watt when you buy a pallet of 26. Complete pallets are available at $5,924.00. Single panels are available at $258.

This ET-660245B solar panel is one of the best out in the solar market right now. Photon’s international performance test proves it.  ET 660 series solar outperformed other named brand polycrystalline solar panels in like conditions.

These panels also have the more sought after black frames.

Read more about this solar panel.

Solar Panel Sale – 91 Cents Per Watt

Solar Panel Sale – 91 Cents Per Watt

Wholesale Solar is now offering Astronergy 235-watt polycrystalline solar panels at 91 cents per watt. This offer is good when you buy a pallet of 22 panels. Individual solar panels are available at $1.09 per watt.

The Astronergy 6610P 235-watt solar panels are:

  • Highly efficient 60-cell polycrystalline solar panels.
  • Made by a respected and reputable company
  • Backed by a competitive 25-year limited warranty, and 10-year workmanship warranty.
  • A secure investment. Their warranties are backed by power-loss reinsurance.
  • Read more about this solar panel.

Complete Systems start at $1.44 per watt.
This pricing is reflected in any of Wholesale Solar’s solar power systems that include the Astronergy 235-watt solar panels. The following links go to our systems that include Astronergy 235-watt solar panels.

 

99 Cent per Watt Solar Panel Sale is Back

99 Cent per Watt Solar Panel Sale is Back

Astronergy  240-watt solar panels are now on sale at the unbelievable price of 99 cents per watt. This CHSM 6610P polycrystalline solar panel is suitable for residential or commercial solar power systems on or off the grid. Built to last, these high efficiency solar panels  come with a 25-year warranty and are a worthy investment.  This pricing is valid when you buy a pallet of 22 solar panels.

Read more about this panel or give us at call a 1-800-472-1142.  Hurry now while supplies last.

Hurry Now. The 99¢ Per Watt Sale is Back!

Hurry Now. The 99¢ Per Watt Sale is Back!

AUO Solar Panels are 99 cents per wattAUO Polycrystalline solar panels are now available for 99 per watt. This offer is good when you buy a pallet of 20 solar panels for a total cost of $4,755. And, they are going quickly.

These AUO 240-watt solar panels are highly efficient and suitable for business and residential grid-tied applications. Compatible with the various technologies out in the market, microinverter, SolarEdge PowerBox, or traditional inverter technology, it would be a mistake not to snap these up. Read more. It could be your lucky day.

The Effect of Shade on Solar Panels

The Effect of Shade on Solar Panels

Just a little shade can affect a solar panel ‘s power output dramatically. Diffuse shade from a “soft” source, like a distant tree branch or cloud can significantly reduce the amount of light reaching a solar panel’s cells. “Hard” sources stop light from reaching solar cells, such as debri or bird dropping sitting on top of the panel. If even one full cell is hard shaded, the voltage of a solar panel drops to half in order to protect itself. If enough cells are hard shaded, the module will not convert any energy and will, in fact, become a significant drain of energy on the entire system over time.

Partial Shading of Cells on a Solar Panel
Partial cell shading that reduce solar panel power by half.

Partial shading of even one cell on a 36-cell solar panel will reduce its power output. Because all cells are connected in a series string, the weakest cell will bring the others down to its reduced power level. Therefore, whether half of one cell is shaded, or half a row of cells is shaded, the power decrease will be the same and proportional to the percentage of area shaded, in this case 50 percent.

When a full cell is shaded, it can use energy produced by the remainder of the cells, and trigger the solar panel to protect itself. The solar panel will route the power around that series string. If even one full cell in a series string is shaded, as seen on the right, it will most likely cause the module to reduce its power level to half of its full available value. If a row of cells at the bottom of a solar panel is fully shaded, the power output may drop to zero. The best way to avoid a drop in output power is to avoid shading whenever possible.

A solar panel affects an array in much the same way a single cell affects a solar panel. In a centralized inverter system, where panels are strung in series, if only one of the solar panels is shaded in an array, the rest of the solar panels’ output diminishes.

When choosing a grid tie solar power system for their home or business, folks often prefer the tried and true technology of a centralized inverter systems. And the price tag on these is pretty good. When you consider the effects of shading, however, it’s easy to understand how microinverter and SolarEdge systems have become so popular.

While using different technologies, both SolarEdge and Microinverter systems allow each solar panel in an array to maximize power output independently, thereby maximizing a system’s power generation. If one solar panel is shaded in either of these systems, the rest of the array’s panels can still operate at full capacity. (SolarEdge provides DC to DC power optimization for each solar panel, while microinverters provide DC to AC optimization at the module level.) Both of these systems allow solar panels to be facing different orientations giving you more design flexibility if part of your installation site is in the shade. A centralized inverter system requires panels to facing the same direction.

Read more about SolarEdge, Enphase Microinverter and Centralized Inverter Systems.

 

61 Percent of Americans are Unaware of Financial Incentives for Going Green

61 Percent of Americans are Unaware of Financial Incentives for Going Green

LIghtbulb with TreeWorking in the solar industry, it’s easy to assume that folks are already aware of all of the financial incentives out there to “Go Green”. We do our best to educate people, but a recent survey reveals that 61 percent of Americans are unaware of such rebates!! 50 percent of the surveyors said they had made home improvements to save energy and money, and 71 percent said they didn’t take advantage of rebates, tax holidays or other incentives according to the survey, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of climate technologies supplier Emerson. There are actually 2,750 policies and programs for rebates and incentives across the United States.

Financial Incentives: Getting Ready to Invest in your Renewable Energy System
If you’re planning on investing in a solar power system, the first step is always to reduce your energy consumption. And with this first step, comes the first wave of financial incentives –whether it’s insulating your house, buying energy efficient windows, or buying more efficient appliances. Your reduced power bill will also translate in to a lowered price tag on your renewable energy system, when you’re ready to buy. Not only do you get to join forces in making the planet a better place, you also stand to gain financially… And  the incentives don’t stop here.

Gridtied House with Solar PanelsOnce You Have Invested in your Renewable Energy System
Once you have invested in your Solar Power System for your home or business, you’ll be eligible for the 30% Federal Tax Credit on the cost of the equipment, plus the labor to install it. This is on top of any state incentives, local and utility company rebates (in addition to the ones mentioned above), which vary widely across the states. Some states offer personal tax credits or property tax credits for the increase value of your house, others offer up front rebates, while still others offer funding based on how much energy your system produces. Most states offer net-metering, which means if you have a residential solar power system, your utility power will pay you for any excess power you generate. 

So, where do you find these rebates?
The DSIREUSA.org website. This database was founded by the U.S. Department of Energy in 1995 and is managed by the North Carolina Solar Center at North Carolina State University. Database users can search for eligible incentives in their area with the site’s search tool, which allows them to filter searches by state, specific technology, type of incentive and whether the incentive is for a home, business, school or government entity.

Financial incentives could literally pay for your entire system. So what are you waiting for? Start your incentive research now.

Read up on how to get started with solar here, or view our Grid-tied Solar Power Systems.

SolarEdge, the New Kit on the Block

SolarEdge, the New Kit on the Block

Wholesale Solar is now offering solar power systems using the SolarEdge Systema new approach to gridtie systems. In these new systems, SolarEdge PowerBox optimizers are paired up with Astronergy solar panels and strung to an ETL listed SolarEdge inverter.

The Solar Edge Gridtie System
In a SolarEdge System, SolarEdge Power Boxes are paired with solar panels to provide DC to DC Power optimization. Click For a Larger View.

SolarEdge Systems share some similarities to Enphase Microinverter Systems, and offer many of the same benefits. Like SolarEdge PowerBox optimizers, microinverters control the output of each solar panel with Maximum Power Tracking. While microinverters optimize DC power and convert it to AC power, PowerBoxes offer DC to DC power optimization. Compared to a traditional gridtie system, both SolarEdge and Microinverter systems offer much more flexibility when it comes to system sizing and design:

  • There is no more need for string sizing.
  • Temperature is not a factor because fixed string voltage ensures the inverter always operates at its peak efficiency voltage and prevents under-voltage power losses even on hot days.
  • Panels don’t all have to be facing the same way
  • Different string lengths can now be accommodated.
  • Solar power ratings and technologies can vary.
A Traditional Gridtie System
In a traditional gridtie system, a centralized inverter is responsible for the DC to AC conversion.

A traditional gridtie system is similar to a SolarEdge system in that it has one or more inverters responsible for DC to AC conversion for all of the solar panels in an array. Some prefer traditional gridtie systems,because the inverters are more accessible than microinverters. Others prefer to rely on a system with proven technology that has been around awhile.

Read more about SolarEdge…
https://www.wholesalesolar.com/solaredge.html