The market for used solar panels is growing rapidly and you’ll find several different types of solar panels on eBay. Panels will come in all sizes, some new, some used, some broken. eBay is a great starting-out tool if you’re searching for discounted solar panels for your home, RV, or other application. As with any such site, selecting the right seller is just as important as selecting the product. There is always at least one out there just to make a fast buck.
On a more local level, Craigslist is another site for solar panel acquisition. Here you can find panels in your local community. If there are downsides to Craigslist, they are fraudulent postings and the sale of stolen solar panels. It is an all-access, relatively anonymous site so you may have to do some filtering. Look for signs that show a familiarity with your city or region, phone numbers, etc. And do not give out any personal information on Craigslist until you’re confident the seller is the real deal, especially given the money involved in purchasing solar panels.
Of course if eBay and Craigslist let you down, there are always the many solar manufacturers and suppliers that are also accessible online.