Adding new solar panels to a home in a remodel is still quite expensive. If you are looking into adding solar panels to your home or even a backyard greenhouse, then consider going to commercial installers and asking them to let you have the solar panels they have replaced in commercial buildings. Panels that become chipped or scratched in commercial buildings are swapped out for new panels. Yet, even damaged solar panels can deliver most of their original output and still be perfectly safe for a home project or renovation.
Be prepared to ask politely and it is good form to offer to pay something. Getting rid of old solar panels will save commercial installers the recycling and disposal fees, but it is still good business to acknowledge their helpfulness.
You can purchase a multimeter that measures amps and watts and attach it to the used solar panels while they are in the sun to determine if they are still producing energy.
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