180W EPDM rubber edge eArche lightweight solar panel 1705 x 666 x 8mm (Vmp 21.4V Imp 8.42A)
3.6 kg, flexible, 4x10 cells, 5 yr warranty
Lightweight yet robust these lightweight, thin solar panels are perfect for caravans, motorhomes, yachts, golf carts, trains, buses and other applications.
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.
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.
- The manufacturers warranty is 5 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.
- Edging that protects the layers of the panels. The 2mm thin panels have either a 5.6mm thin frame, 20mm standard frme or 6.0mm EPDM rubber edging.
- Made with a Patent Pending composite material similar to those used in airplane windows. These panels are approved by the Clean Energy Council for grid connection in residential and commercial applications yet they don't have a heavy, rigid frame or glass.
- eArche has obtained a series of certifications for reliability, including:
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 (CEC) maintains the database and website listing of AS/NZS 5033-compliant photovoltaic (PV) modules for grid-connected commercial and residential applications. (Note: CEC approval is not required for solar panels on RVs and boats and other mobile applications as they are not connected to the grid.)
|No. of cells||72 (6×12)||60 (6×10)||40 (4×10)||36 (4×9)|
|Frameless (no edge)|
|EPDM rubber edge|
|Weight:||n/a||n/a||3.6 kg||3.2 kg|
|Dimensions (mm):||n/a||n/a||1705 x 666 x 6||1546 x 666 x 6|
|Thin aluminium frame|
|Weight:||7.7 kg||6.6 kg||4.1 kg||3.7 kg|
|Dimensions (mm):||1979 ×1090 × 6||1662 × 1019 × 6||1730 x 690 x 6||1566 x 686 x 6|
|Max power voltage (Vmp)||35.1||29.7||21.4||19.1|
|Max Power Current (Imp)||6.84||6.77||8.42||8.38|
|Open-circuit Voltage (Voc)||42.7||36||26||23|
|Short-circuit Current (Isc)||7.24||7.13||8.88||8.88|
|Module efficiency (%)||16.1||15.9||15.9||15.5|
|Junction box location||2 underneath panel||2 on top of panel|
STC: Irradiance 1000W/m2, Cell temperature 25℃, AM=1.5.
Product Function and Performance
|Vmp (Maximum power voltage)||21.4|
|Voc (Open circuit voltage)||26|
|Imp (Maximum power current)||8.42|
|Isc (Short circuit current)||8.88|
Product Weight and Dimensions
Shipping Weight and Dimensions
The manufacturers warranty is 5 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.