180W BLACK REINFORCED SEMI-FLEXIBLE SOLAR PANEL WITH REAR JUNCTION BOX AND 3M CABLE.


Price:
$392

Description

Solar panel specifications:

  • Peak power: 180W
  • Maximum power voltage: 20.2V
  • Maximum power current: 8.91A
  • Open circuit voltage: 23.9V
  • Short circuit current: 9.44A
  • Power allowance range: +/- 5%
  • Solar Panel dimensions: 1470 x 665 x 4 mm
  • Junction Box diameter: 30 mm
  • Weight: 5.90 kg
  • 1 x 3m high quality dual core solar cable attached (4mm cross section)

      Installation: 

      This solar panel comes with a detailed instruction manual which explains wiring and operations. You can download the manual in the Documents tab.

      Charging a 12V battery: please note this panel requires a solar charge controller / regulator to charge a 12V battery, it cannot be connected directly to the battery. All of our solar charge controllers include a detailed instruction manual which explains the installation and wiring. To view the full range of solar charge controllers we offer, please visit the Solar Charge Controllers category of our online shop. For boats we particularly recommend our 20A waterproof solar charge controller.


      Aluminium reinforcement and strong ETFE coating:

      This reinforced semi-flexible solar panel has a unique 7-layer construction, featuring an embedded sheet of anodised aluminium fully encapsulated within the solar panel. This additional reinforcement offers greater strength and resilience, making this one of the most robust semi-flexible solar panels available on the market.

      In addition to the aluminium reinforcement, the surface of this 180W semi-flexible solar panel is made of strong ETFE material which has a longer service life compared to standard semi-flexible solar panels. As a result, these particular semi-flexible solar panels are extremely hard-wearing and less prone to cracking , delamination and corrosion. The lightly textured coating of this panel creates an anti-reflective surface which allows the panel to absorb a far greater amount of light, thereby increasing efficiency. ETFE material has long been used in applications where durability and high-temperature resistance is required, such as in the Eden Project, Cornwall. You can read more about ETFE and its benefits here.

      High quality 5-busbar solar cells:

      This panel also features innovative 5 busbar solar cells, which are more efficient than the 2, 3 or 4 busbar solar cells used in most other solar panels, and are able to extract more power from the same surface area. This results in a smaller overall solar panel, which is ideal for applications where space is limited. These solar cells are also the best choice for applications in warmer climates, as they operate well even in high ambient temperatures.

      Simple, professional installation:

      This particular model features the junction box and cable on the rear side of the panel to create a completely level surface and professional finish after installation. Unlike other solar panels, the junction box on this solar panel is a circular shape with only one dual core cable (3m length) attached, allowing for simplified installation.  Please note: in order for this panel to be flush-mounted, a recess must be cut in to the roof/surface.

      This solar panel has a unique black backing, making this solar panel ideal for discreet and aesthetically pleasing installation on dark coloured roofs, vehicles or mounting surfaces. Please note that this solar panel is not 'ultra jet-black' - the exact hue may vary marginally from panel to panel, depending on the batch of solar cells.

      Other benefits:

      • Semi-flexible design makes it ideal for slightly curved roofs and surfaces where bonding is preferable (though the panel can also be fixed by bolts or screws)
      • The panel is incredibly light (only 5.90kg) which is great for all vehicles
      • High resistance to salt water environment (junction box and cables underneath are protected from contact with water) and possibility to walk on the panel make it perfect for boats and yachts
      • Sealed waterproof design ensures the panel can be used in all weather conditions
      • Junction box on the back allows for a smooth and level surface, free of trip hazards and unsightly cables. Round shape for easy fitting.

       

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