I don’t know. I’d be afraid they’d all break during hurricane season. And solar panels are bad for the environment when it comes to disposing of them. They’re also, as you said, very expensive. The only reason they are even halfway affordable is government subsidies. I can’t afford them.
But these do solve one issue I have with solar panels, even if they were affordable. and that is that they look ugly. my roof is oriented in such a way that they would have to go on the front of my house. So it is a no go for me. Estimates say they would cost me more money than they would provide energy down here in South Louisiana. and it is mostly because of the shape and orientation of my roof. If my house had been built on the other side of the street, lol.
Otherwise, I wish I could get solar panels. I would being selling power back to the electric company all the time. they’d be cutting me a check every year.
I agree with Bill Gates. We need to have a “manhattan project” for a renewable, affordable, energy source. a manhattan project for solar panels that produce more energy for less money, for example.