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    Saw an ad for solar photovoltaic systems from the Modern Group and decided to have a browse through their website to see what they were charging, purely out of curiosity.

    They then go on to describe the manufacturing process of their panels, as quoted below (verbatim).

    Can anyone spot their mistake? (edited for KiM)

    Modern only supply the highest quality MONOCRYSTALLINE solar cells which are cut from large single crystal ingots grown from molten silicone.
    The MONOCRYSTALLINE cells are joined together with solder on the front surface to provide electrical connection points using fine soldering methods.
    There are 72 individual cells in each Modern solar panel
    Last edited by Jonchilds; 03-12-2007, 07:51 PM.

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    :what:

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jonchilds View Post
      Saw an ad for solar photovoltaic systems from the Modern Group and decided to have a browse through their website to see what they were charging, purely out of curiosity.

      They then go on to describe the manufacturing process of their panels, as quoted below (verbatim).

      Can anyone stop their mistake?
      umm you spelt spot wrong? :p

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      • #4
        there are only 71 individual cells!! geeze no duh!
        (226): Forecast for tonight is alcohol, low standards and poor decisions.

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        • #5
          You need to have sex more

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            Modern Group.

            That is all.
            In complete darkness we are all the same. It is only our knowledge and wisdom that seperate us. Dont let your eyes deceive you.
            Its the little things that make the difference
            Originally posted by IPIT on relationships
            If either/both of you can take a dump with the other person being next to you within a week of meeting them then you're in with a VERY good chance.

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              Originally posted by lee View Post
              You need to have sex more
              hahahahhahaah I spat bundy

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Davey View Post
                hahahahhahaah I spat bundy
                Not with children tho..

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                • #9
                  silicone?

                  selleys?



                  Joined at the front surface with solder?
                  No amount of genius can overcome a preoccupation to detail.



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                  • #10
                    Another case of "look how smart I am"? :p


                    OK, you win, I feel dumb

                    Answer now please...

                    D'Art

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                    • #11
                      pretty sure he's talking about them saying "silicone".

                      It is actually spelled Silicon (which is the pure element). Silicone is the name they coined for silicon based polymer sealants that are used in construction (like selleys all clear)
                      No amount of genius can overcome a preoccupation to detail.



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                      • #12
                        I like lee's answer much better.

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                        • #13
                          Why are the big crystals cut up if they are only going to be joined back together again?
                          This is general advice only and does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs (your personal circumstances). Before using this advice to decide whether to purchase a product you should consider how appropriate it is in regard to your personal circumstances.

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                          • #14
                            Keep people like jon away from women and the bedroom.
                            sigpic

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                            • #15
                              it is just the spelling of silicon? im not sure about photovoltaics but i thought they were built in a layered configuration.
                              im a holding, stroking, loving machine...also spanking


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