If only they weren't so expensive and you could store concentrated electricity in a box all our problems would be solved!
My own experience of Solar PV: A case study based on my experience of both installing and running solar panles in a domestic setting
Solar Electric in the developing world: Despite the cost, this is where solar PV has really made an impact, from solar lighting through to solar fridges for vaccines.
Solar electric panels in commerce: Why pay for marble cladding when solar panels are cheaper, say something about your company and generate power!
Solar Electric, where can I buy it: Various links and examples of solar panels for sale. Focusing more on practical systems rather than gimmicks.
Solar PV projects: Some ideas for DIY and what I would like to do if I didn't have to spend so long at work etc etc..
Why is solar so expensive?
Simple, just remember that you are buying a very large sheet of what is effectively integrated circuits, in fact it is mazing how cheap they are!
But how can they afford to give away solar powered calculators, why is the solar panel so cheap in them? Its just that calculators and the LCD display draw virtually no current and hence need a very small power source.
Solar panels are available off the shelf and in various sizes. Clicking on the image will take you to a supplier.
Realistically, you would need some kind of solar kit and an idea of what you want to do with it. Put it another way, given a power provision problem, make sure you look at solar as a potential solution. It mightbe the cheapest or the most approriate in the long run