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Make-or-break logistics. Solar manufacturers, distributors and installers worry most about ‘last mile.’

The transportation and logistics management associated with moving solar panels can be a make-or-break activity — literally.
Solar panels, while rich in electrical energy output, are basically large pieces of framed glass, which if mishandled easily shatter.
“We’ve seen them damaged in transit,” said Jonah Liebes, general manager for Murrieta, Calif.-based HelioPower, a solar technology integration firm. “When that occurs, the panels are totally destroyed. There’s nothing you can do about it.”

American shipper

May 4, 2009

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