I like Alt-E too. Try CED Greentech. 20% less if you are within 3 hrs to pick up.I bought two sets of Chines cells from 2 suppliers and it was smooth sailing. I have tried hard like 5 times to buy China panels and it is almost like they don't want to sell them, or you can get them for the same price here in the states... I am in Michigan and keep going back to Alte on the east coast....I have bought 3 sets from them...Local Michigan suppliers were expensive also.
Did you pay using Alibaba or out of Alibaba?The panels have arrived today after 54 days since the day I've first messaged "DAH SOLAR Brain" on WhatsApp. Very well packaged and none were damaged. I will add some photos later. But I can wholehardheartedly recommend this seller.
My MPP inverters and charge controllers just cleared customs and should be delivered Monday hopefully. Ordered all my conduit and switchboards to start putting it all together.The EPever Tracer10420AN MPPT chargers have arrived so now I can also confirm that Ningbo Cinco Solar Co., Ltd. is a reputable company. They were very well packaged too. I've talked to "Mrs. Molly Peng" she speaks good English and was very helpful.
So it looks like I have everything I needed from China the rest is better to be bought locally. Now to simply mount in on the several roofs I have left and connect it all together and I'll be done with it.
I've also tried to get some solar cables quoted since the installation will be pretty far away from the chargers/batteries/inverter but honestly it's not worth it. 0 difference in price. Better to buy cable locally at least here in Europe.
And beware that since 1st of May 2022 it's supposedly harder to get panels directly from DAH. Maybe you will have to go through some local sales manager I don't know.
in conclusionBoth payments (the first 30% deposit and then the rest) went through normal bank transfer. Only like the first few messages were through Alibaba the rest was done on WhatsApp/E-Mail.