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Old 09-18-2011, 10:17 PM   #23 (permalink)
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One concern I have is with reliability. PV panels from US and Japanese sources have been very reliable over the years. Many panels built decades ago are still producing at least 80 % of their new rated power. Are Chinese panels going to be as reliable?

For comparison, compact fluorescent bulbs were also very reliable until the Chinese started producing them. All but one of the bulbs I bought in the 1980's and 1990's (over a dozen) still work. But two of five Chinese bulbs I have failed in less than a year. I've heard this same complaint from many others.
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