Looking for Sanyo HIP-205BA19 or BA20 panels

PeterNPeterN Registered Users Posts: 7
I'm adding solar to my van. With limited roof space (only 53 1/4" wide), I figure I can maximize power with three Sanyo HIP-205BA19 panels. I've called all the suppliers I found via Google, and nobody has these panels available in small (i.e. less than full pallet) quantity.

Does anybody know where I might find these panels?

Thanks,
-Peter

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  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 29,634 admin
    Re: Looking for Sanyo HIP-205BA19 or BA20 panels

    I am not in the industry... You could try calling NAWS and see if they have/know of any partial lots with their friends.

    Looking on line--they are asking $4-$5 a watt per panel--Not cheap.

    Otherwise, call Sanyo and ask who in your area is buying panels (typically for grid tied installations) and see if you can piggy back onto one of their orders.

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    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • bmetbmet Solar Expert Posts: 630 ✭✭
    Re: Looking for Sanyo HIP-205BA19 or BA20 panels

    does anyone remember that one poster who purchased the self-tacking laminates for his RV? For the long and narrow space of his roof, he seemed happy with the output from them.
  • PeterNPeterN Registered Users Posts: 7
    Re: Looking for Sanyo HIP-205BA19 or BA20 panels

    Thanks for the ideas. I'll try that. Yes, these panels are expensive, but I'm only buying three. I've found a a few places selling flexible panels, but the efficiency is low (<%10).
  • bmetbmet Solar Expert Posts: 630 ✭✭
    Re: Looking for Sanyo HIP-205BA19 or BA20 panels
    PeterN wrote: »
    Thanks for the ideas. I'll try that. Yes, these panels are expensive, but I'm only buying three. I've found a a few places selling flexible panels, but the efficiency is low (<%10).

    Normal panel efficiency is not much better, 13-14%.
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