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Now, for the first time, Lowe's sells all the pieces to these systems so Do-It Yourselfers across California can purchase their own Andalay panels and install them one panel at a time as funds (or free time) are available.
21 Lowe's shops across California now carry Anadalay PV panels and Lowe's plans to expand their Energy Centers throughout the US and Canada in 2010. When you go to Lowe's Energy Center now, there is an electronic kiosk that can help you get started, by estimating your home's solar and wind potential as well as helping you design and size your system. They also sell products to help you measure your energy use and reduce consumption first before purchasing a PV system.
Don't forget, unless you are an electrician or have previous electrical experience, you will still need an electrician to install the inverter, the disconnects and to tie the system into your main service, or into your battery backup system.
The Andalay panels retail for $893 USD each before rebates and tax returns. All of the racking and materials will be sold on the aisles next to the solar panels at Lowes.