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Old 03-30-2006, 04:39 PM   #1
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We would like to buy a small 15 to 20 watt solar panel. Does anyone have a Canadian source other than Canadian Tire?
If ordering from the US I think it would be more expensive with exchange duty etc.
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Old 03-30-2006, 07:23 PM   #2
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While Canadian Tire is handy source (that's where I got my 30 W panel and charge controller) I doubt they're the ideal source. I have found that every RV dealer with a significant parts department carries solar panels and associated electronics, but sometimes only in larger sizes.
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Old 03-31-2006, 09:02 AM   #3
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Try Costco, Barbara; they have the three panel set-up like Cantire, but usually $100.00 cheaper.
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I did a bit of snooping around and the consensus is a 55 watt panel in kit form which includes panel, regulator, wiring and hardware is in the $600- $700 range. . 55 watts is what i will require to run fridge, lights, inverter and hopefully keep that battery charged.
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Old 03-31-2006, 11:19 PM   #5
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We would like to buy a small 15 to 20 watt solar panel. Does anyone have a Canadian source other than Canadian Tire?
If ordering from the US I think it would be more expensive with exchange duty etc.
http://www.ontariobattery.com/
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Old 04-01-2006, 06:34 PM   #6
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That Ontario Battery site has a link for their RV catalog, which puts you in the Go-RV site. If you follow a dealer's link (such as one from Ontario Battery) you get their pricing; as an alternative you can pick your province (or state), you get a list of dealers who carry this line, which likely means a local source if you don't want to order on-line (the prices are for the dealer you choose).

By the way, this Go-RV's full catalog, with solar panels and everything else under the sun.

Whatever your source, be sitting down when you check the price of any significant size of panel: a really rough guide is Cdn$10 per watt.
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