03 Oct '11, 10am

Hot Panels, Practical but Not Yet Popular – A Solar Overview

Hot Panels, Practical but Not Yet Popular – A Solar Overview

If you are going into the business of selling solar panels, to make more money you need a virtual plug-and-play product. Solar thermal panels are part of a relatively complex system that is not as easy to retrofit into existing homes and businesses. The profit margins on PV are usually higher than solar thermal. PV has more use for utilities and commercially than solar thermal, so there are larger potential markets and profits are higher. You hear more about PV because more companies want to make them, not because they are more useful to residential customers.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/10/03/hot-panels-practical-...

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