Seems like a lot of people are buying cells off eBay to make their own Solar Panels.
I'm just curious if that purchase qualifies for the 30% government tax refund?
What government? We have no way to know what country you're in since you haven't filled in that information in your User CP.
All the states I've looked at require them to have 20yr+ warranties and be installed by a certified "installer". The warranty requirement is what kills it for DIY people, but I can see their point.
I thought everyone new where Kansas is and he is from Gardner at that
I'm from Wyandotte, ks but I moved to Morristown ,Tn
I guess I should note that at the time I replied, the OP had no information in his User CP as to location, so there was no indication that he was in Kansas.
For the record I've been to both Kansas and Tennessee. I found Tennessee way more interesting.
What are the near-future possibilities for solar, I remember reading somewhere a while ago about solar cells that you could literally paint onto a roof, wire up and go. Not that they were around yet, but that they were coming.
If I read the article correctly, the new technology is economically feasible if human hair can be obtained in mass quantity at $0.60 per kilo. That's a lot of cheap hair.
So how come these people from barely literate third world villages can make solar panels out of pretty much anything for next to nothing and those of us in the top nations have scientists with billion dollar research facilities that cant break the $1 a watt production mark?