eArche

 

eArche is the next generation flexible solar panel with 10 year manufacturer's warranty

Lightweight yet robust they are perfect for caravans, motorhomes, yachts, golf carts, trains, buses and other applications where lightweight, slim panels are the preferred option.

eArche flexible solar panels for caravans, yachts and other off-grid and on-grid applications

eArche (pronounced eArch) was created by Dr Zhengrong Shi, known as the ‘Sun King’ and his Australian/Chinese team.  Dr Shi was born in Jiangsu province, China and obtained his PhD at the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).  He acquired Australian citizenship and now straddles Australia and China.

eArche lightweight flexible panels with 10yr warranty on motorhome    eArche lightweight flexible panels with 10yr warranty on boat    eArche lightweight flexible panels with 10yr warranty on shuttle

 

 eArche lightweight flexible panels with 10yr warranty on train    eArche lightweight flexible panels with 10yr warranty on bus    eArche lightweight flexible panels with 10yr warranty off-grid

 

What makes them different from others on the market?

  • The manufacturers warranty is 10 years and the output warranty is the same as high grade rigid solar panels used on buildings: above 80% of the original power by the 25th year. 
  • Made with a Patent Pending composite material similar to those used in airplane windows.  These panels are tough enough to be approved by the Clean Energy Counncil for residential use yet they don't have a heavy, rigid frame or glass.
  • Edging that protects the layers of the panels.  The 2mm thin panels have either a 5.6mm lighweight frame or 6.0mm EPDM rubber edging.
  • eArche has obtained a series of certifications for reliability, including: 

eArche accreditation and standards

                            ​The strict Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories (JET);

                                       The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) which is widely recognised quality standard certifications throughout the solar industry;

                                       CE mark indicatings the panel meets the minimum European Union requirements for Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) compliance;

                                       CSA International certification for Canada and U.S.

                                       Approval by Australia's Clean Energy Council;

The Clean Energy Council maintains the database and website listing of AS/NZS 5033-compliant photovoltaic (PV) modules.

 

eArche thin lightweight solar panels on curved carport roof     lightweight thin eArche solar panels are approved by the clean Energy Council     eArche lightweight solar panels are much thinner and lighter to conventional solar panels

 

The panels are available with a slim, lighweight frame or with an EPDM rubber edging

 

eArche flexible solar panels have a lightweight frame     eArche flexible solar panels have rubber edge protection

The 5.6mm thin black aluminium surround provides a lightweight bendable frame allowing installation with brackets to provide and air gap.  High bond double sided tape or adhesive sealant can also be used. 

The 6mm thick EPDM rubber edging provides a lightweight bendable edge protection for the panel.  Installation via high bond double sided adhesive tape or adhesive sealant provides a low profile secure bond. 

 

Sizes available:

 

180W

160W

105W

50W

No. of cells

40 (4x10)

36 (4x9)

24 (4x6)

12 (2x6)

Dimensions (mm) - Rubber edge

1705 x 666 x 6

1546 x 666 x 6

1070 x 669 x 6

1070 x 346 x 6

Dimensions (mm) - Slim frame

1725 x 686 x 5.6

1566 x 686 x 5.6     by special order

1090× 689 × 5.6

1090 x 366 x 5.6

Weight (kg)

3.6

3.2

2.3

1.2

Max power voltage (Vmp)

21.4

19.1

12.7

6.2

Maximum Power Current (Imp)

8.42

8.38

8.27

8.07

Open-circuit Voltage (Voc)

26.0

23.0

15.4

7.6

Short-circuit Current (Isc)

8.88

8.88

8.73

8.52

Module efficiency (%)

15.9

15.5

14.8

13.5

Operating temperature (℃)

-40 ℃ to 85 ℃

Maximum system voltage

600 V DC (IEC)

Maximum series fuse rating

20A

Application Class

Class A

Power Tolerance

0/+5 W

STC: Irradiance 1000W/m2, Cell temperature 25℃, AM=1.5.

 

Prices available soon.   Stock arriving end of October.