Lightweight solar panels overview

We specialise in premium quality lightweight solar panels

Our range utilises the best quality cells and encapsulation plus we offer extensive engineering advice and support before, during and after your purchase.  We conduct significant research, testing and field trials to ensure the information we provide is accurate and appropriate.

We deliver to businesses and the public throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

 

All solar panels in our range have:

  • sealed junction boxes to prevent corrosion from moisture;
  • bypass diodes;
  • Electrical testing i.e. voltage and current, plus Electroluminescence (EL) testing during production.  The electrical test confirms the current and voltage are within production limits while the EL test confirms that the cells are free of defects and are well matched.  If present these result in a lower panel output and possibly a shortened lifespan;

Click here to read guide on how to compare good and bad solar panels

 

Brands available

 

eArche - Lighter, Thinner, Tougher

  • Thin: 2mm 
  • Light: 160W is 2.9kg
  • Tough: glass fibre-reinforced similar to aircraft windows
  • strong: rated 2400 pascals for wind and 2400 pascals for load
  • The only lightweight, flexible solar panel with Clean Energy Council (CEC) accreditation
  • 25 year performance guarantee
  • 5 year warranty mobile applications
  • 10 year warranty on buildings

Options:

 

RADpower

  • ETFE top layer for UV resistance and longevity
  • Smart-wire technology cells
  • Textured surface for robustness
  • low glare
  • Over 50% lighter and thinner than rigid glass topped solar panels
  • shatterproof
  • 2 year warranty

 

Solbian - Made in Italy, tested on racing yachts

  • Made in Italy
  • 2mm thin and ultra-light
  • Marine grade - tested on racing yachts
  • tough textured surface option for robustness
  • 5 year world-wide warranty

 Options:

  1. SP (SunPower) series: Monocrystalline Sunpower cells
  2. AiO (All-in-One) series: inbuilt MPPT controller and Sunpower cells 
  3. SR (Super Rugged) series: Monocrystalline cells with Merlin grid technology
  4. Sxp series: Polycrystalline with ultra-thin copper wire mesh

 

SunPower® (curently not available)

  • Made by SunPower company
  • Thin: 2mm
  • Lightweight: 2 kg (110W)
  • 2 year warranty
  • Highest effiicency: SunPower brand flexible panels deliver the highest power output and the highest charging capacity in their product class
  • Superior cells: Made with SunPower’s highest power back-contact Maxeon® 'Prime' Solar cells.  SunPower Maxeon® Solar Cells are the only cell built on a solid copper foundation that are able to withstand harsh weather conditions and are almost impervious to corrosion.  
  • Quality: Designed in California, manufactured in SunPower global factories, including France and the Philippines.   SunPower®-branded flexible panels are built in the same factories as their industry-leading framed panels with mostly automated production processes to ensure consistent quality.

 

Comparison table of lightweight flexible solar panels

 
  eArche Solbian

RADpower

SunPower
SP Sxp SR
Cell Type Monocrystalline silicon SunPower Monocrystalline  Polycrystalline Merlin  Monocrystalline EEPV SunPower MAXEON Prime Monocrystalline
Sizes available 50W, 100W, 175W 52W, 75W,100W, 118W, 125W, 137W 48W, 64W, 128W, 156W 160W, 144W, 108W, 72W, 62W 115W, 125W, 110W
Junction box IP 68 rated IP 68 rated IP 68 rated IP 68 rated IP 68 rated IP 68 rated
Output cable type PV1-F, 4mm2
(tinned copper)
PV1-F, 4mm2
(tinned copper)
PV1-F, 4mm2 (tinned copper) PV1-F, 4mm2 (tinned copper) PV1-F, 4mm2
(tinned copper)
PV1-F, 4mm2
(tinned copper)
Output cable length pos 0.2 metres
neg 0.5 metres
0.6 metres each 0.6 metres each 0.6 metres each 2 metres each 2 metres each
Connectors
fitted
MC4 compatible European MC4 compatible European MC4 compatible European MC4 compatible none fitted
MC4 connectors available
MC4 compatible
Tyco (PV4-S)
Top layer composite material polymer polymer polymer ETFE polymer
Thickness of panel frameless 2.2mm slim frame 6mm  2mm 2mm 2mm 3mm 2.0mm
Weight e.g. 100W = 2.1kg e.g 100W = 1.4kg e.e. 128W = 2.1kg e.g. 108W = 1.7kg e.g. 115W = 2.3kg 110W = 2.0kg
Manufacturer’s product warranty (years) 5 5 5 5 2 2

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Eyelet (316 stainless steel)

Add how many eyelets you wish to add to the panel

$3.00

125W Smart-wire lightweight solar panel 1350 x 540 x 3mm (Vmp 21.6V, Imp 5.93A)

Robust EEPV Smart-wire cell connection technology: 2.7kg

$378.00

Combo: 1 x 125W Smart-wire lightweight solar panel with install kit

includes very high bond tape and polycarbonate strips

$403.00
$136.00

9% OFF

RRP $150.00

$221.00

9% OFF

RRP $244.00

115W Smart-Wire lightweight solar panel 1220 x 540 x 3mm (Vmp 19.4V, Imp 5.93A)

Robust EEPV Smart-wire cell connection technology: 2.3kg

$348.00
$354.00

9% OFF

RRP $390.00

Combo: 1 x 115W Smart-Wire lightweight solar panel with install kit

includes very high bond tape and polycarbonate strips

$373.00
$386.00

10% OFF

RRP $429.00

$495.00
$475.00

13% OFF

RRP $545.00

$755.00

11% OFF

RRP $845.00

$755.00

11% OFF

RRP $845.00

$890.00

7% OFF

RRP $960.00

$1,050.00

9% OFF

RRP $1,150.00