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    Quote Originally Posted by itsbob View Post
    What is the difference between a cell and a module and why the difference per watt cost??
    Module is made up of cells. Module likely has a higher tariff to keep people from importing modules and "assembling" them into full panels in the US. Module and panel are basically synonymous, panel also indicates wiring/harness and blocking diode(s) and a standard VCC so you may have two 36 cell modules stuck together with one jack/diode for a 24v panel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsbob View Post
    What is the difference between a cell and a module and why the difference per watt cost??
    As Clem said, a module is made up of a bunch of cells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    I designed a hybrid system for our island club property ... and a pretty large bank of storage batteries.

    what type of batteries ?
    Were tempted to suggest a conspiracy here but its just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply cant conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clem72 View Post
    Module is made up of cells. Module likely has a higher tariff to keep people from importing modules and "assembling" them into full panels in the US.


    that was a thing on FEEBAY for a while [might still be]


    buy a box of cells, solder, this metal strip ..... build your own Solar Panels
    Were tempted to suggest a conspiracy here but its just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply cant conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    that was a thing on FEEBAY for a while [might still be]


    buy a box of cells, solder, this metal strip ..... build your own Solar Panels
    Definitely still a thing. The only issue is that once you build/buy a frame, encapsulate your cells (epoxy or glass) and put the time/effort into building the panel you have sunk a hell of a lot more into the project than just buying a panel.

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