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I sell solar to boaters and homeowners, and Kyocera still outsells every other brand for boating. They are tested for salt water spray, and the new 135W even have an extra bracing bar across the middle to give it more strength if you want to just mount it from the end. I'm not sure where you are looking, but the price of the Kyocera dropped dramatically this year, we've got them for $353.
P.S. Evergreen's not a no-name, they have a huge plant here in Massachusetts, and they also just got rated for salt spray. They have a different manufacturing method for the silicon, which they make themselves, so it does react differently to shading than polycrystalline cell. That said, I would still recommend Kyocera for boats over Evergreen.
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Last edited by AmyAltEStore; 10-07-2010 at 10:10 AM.