Pricing for the Backing Board
Since many of you asked, here's a quick update on pricing for the Solar Panel Backing Board introduced in the previous update.
In the final retail version of the kit, the board will probably be included, but the whole kit will cost $125* (a "Lite" edition without the board will likely be offered at around $110*). If you are a current backer, please add $15 for a board (so, if you pledged at $90, you get the kit plus board for $105, savings of $20 over retail). If you pledged at $140, you can get one board (recommended) for an additional $15, but you can get two for $25 if you must have a board for each of your panels. Two boards will be included for the $250 and $500 levels each.
But, to save money and resources, please ask yourself first: Do I need the backing board? For many of you, the answer is no. The solar panel is quite durable as it is, and unless you plan on using the kit in the rugged outdoors or need the additional mounting options, you probably don't need it. Though, they do look oh so shiny...
* - Final retail prices are still subject to change.
Edit: Note about the "Lite" edition added.