Andalay solar panels
More companies are designing solar electric panels with microinverters, which makes it easier to install just a few panels at a time. That means instead of spending $25,000 to $40,000 for a full rooftop of solar panels, people could spend much less for a handful of panels.
Andalay Solar, which is changing its name to Westinghouse Solar, has a product package it calls "plug and play" solar. It includes a solar panel with a microinverter, which converts direct current to alternating current on each panel, and simplified wiring and racking system. The company is testing a program to sell them through Lowe's stores in California.
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August 30, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Westinghouse Solar
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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