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I've wanted to get solar panels for ages, but they're still fucking expensive and seem like a hassle to get installed.
I'm sure that they should be cheaper than what the installation companies are charging for them, I saw some graph of per unit cost and it looked as though it was tanking. I've heard that they're being manufactured in China and that you can buy them wholesale for relatively little.
Has anyone had them installed, and does anyone have any horror stories or companies that they can recommend? There are a lot of websites out there that will install solar panels, but they all seem vaguely dodgy to me.
Has anyone purchased their own solar cell arrays, and hooked them up themself? I'd give this a crack, but I've no idea how hook it up to grid or to sell electricity back to the grid. Presumeably you'd need some special unit?
As a side, is it cost effective to just buy some land and plaster it with solar panels, to sell the electricity to the grid?