180W thin frame eArche 1730 x 690mm Vmp 21.4V Imp 8.42A
4.1 kg, black anodised alloy frame, long lifespan
The thin frame is only 6mm in thickness and provides strength and rigidity without weight. These frames have very little flexibility therefore can provide support for installation with an air gap.
- 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||40 (4 x 10)||36 (4 x 9)||24 (4 x 6)||12 (2 x 6)|
|EPDM rubber edge
1705 x 666 x 6
1546 x 666 x 6
1070 x 669 x 6
1070 x 346 x 6
|Thin aluminium frame
1730 x 690 x 6
1566 x 686 x 6
1090× 689 × 6
1090 x 366 x 6
|Standard aluminium frame
1705 x 666 x 20
1546 x 666 x 20
1070 x 669 x 20
1070 x 346 x 20
|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||23||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|
|Cell Type||Monocrystaline silicon|
|Panel thickness without frames||2.2 mm|
|Junction box height above panel surface||16 mm|
|Cable type||PV1-F, 4mm2 (tinned copper)|
|Cable length||negative cable 0.5 metres, positive cable 0.2 metres|
|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.
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.