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
  • Sunpower cells or 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

Options:

 

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 SunPower MAXEON GEN III
Monocrystalline or EEPV
SunPower MAXEON Prime Monocrystalline
Sizes available 50W, 100W, 160W, 180W 52W, 75W,100W, 118W, 125W, 137W 48W, 64W, 128W, 156W 160W, 144W, 108W, 72W, 62W 18W, 30W, 110W, 120W, 135W, 150W 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 3.5mm 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. 110W = 2.3kg 110W = 2.0kg
Manufacturer’s product warranty (years) 5 5 5 5 2 2

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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

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

Eyelet (316 stainless steel)

Add how many eyelets you wish to add to the panel

$3.00

150W RADpower ETFE 1460x545mm SLIM junction box lightweight solar panel

Geniune SunPower MAXEON GEN III cells and ETFE top layer

$459.00
$398.00

9% OFF

RRP $438.00

Combo: - 1 x 150W RADpower solar panel with install kit for vented gap

includes very high bond tape and polycarbonate strips

$490.00

7% OFF

RRP $525.00

Combo: - 2 x 150W RADpower solar panel with install kit for vented gap

includes very high bond tape and polycarbonate strips

$975.00

7% OFF

RRP $1,050.00

SP52Q Textured-surface Vmp 9.1V, Imp 5.7A, 601x546mm, Solbian

Square footprint 52W using SunPower cells

$650.00
$655.00
$430.00

10% OFF

RRP $480.00

135W RADpower ETFE 1330x545mm SLIM junction box lightweight solar panel

Geniune SunPower MAXEON GEN III cells and ETFE top layer

$415.00
$354.00

9% OFF

RRP $390.00

$386.00

10% OFF

RRP $429.00

$354.00

9% OFF

RRP $390.00

Combo: - 1 x 135W RADpower solar panel with install kit for vented gap

includes very high bond tape and polycarbonate strips

$445.00

7% OFF

RRP $480.00

Combo: - 2 x 135W RADpower solar panel with install kit for vented gap

includes very high bond tape and polycarbonate strips

$880.00

6% OFF

RRP $935.00

$221.00

9% OFF

RRP $244.00

$490.00

23% OFF

RRP $638.00

120W RADpower ETFE 1200x545mm SLIM junction box lightweight solar panel

Geniune SunPower MAXEON GEN III cells and ETFE top layer

$378.00

Combo: 1 x 120W RADpower solar panel with install kit for vented gap

includes very high bond tape and polycarbonate strips

$405.00

8% OFF

RRP $440.00

Combo: 2 x 120W RADpower solar panel with install kit for vented gap

includes very high bond tape and polycarbonate strips

$805.00

6% OFF

RRP $858.00

110W RADpower ETFE 1060x545mm SLIM junction box lightweight solar panel

Geniune SunPower MAXEON GEN III cells and ETFE top layer

$348.00

Combo: - 1 x 110W RADpower solar panel with install kit for vented gap

includes very high bond tape and polycarbonate strips

$375.00

9% OFF

RRP $410.00

Combo: - 2 x 110W RADpower solar panels with install kit for vented gap

includes very high bond tape and polycarbonate strips

$745.00

6% OFF

RRP $795.00

SP118L Textured-surface Vmp 20.7V Imp 5.7A; 1236x546mm, Solbian

Long footprint 118W using SunPower cells

$1,390.00

SP118Q Textured-surface Vmp 20.7V Imp 5.7A; 855x800mm, Solbian

Square footprint 118W using SunPower cells

$1,390.00
$136.00

9% OFF

RRP $150.00

Now $1,288.00

On Sale

20% OFF

RRP $1,610.00

Now $375.00

On Sale

19% OFF

RRP $465.00

Now $1,400.00

On Sale

20% OFF

RRP $1,750.00

Now $1,400.00

On Sale

20% OFF

RRP $1,750.00

SR160Q Super-rugged Textured-surface Vmp 18.6V, Imp 8.6A; 1046x996mm

Square footprint 160W using Merlin cell technology

$1,560.00

SR160L Super-rugged Textured-surface Vmp 18.6V, Imp 8.6A; 1523x683mm

Long footprint 160W using Merlin cell technology

$1,560.00
$1,080.00

35W White, ETFE, Textured, slim JB, 4m Cable 535x386mm lightweight RADpower solar panel

Geniune SunPower MAXEON GEN III cells and ETFE top layer

$143.00

SR72Q Super-rugged Textured-surface Vmp 8.4V, Imp 8.6A; 728x683mm

Square footprint 72W using Merlin cell technology

$700.00

SP72 All-in-One integrated regulator for 12V lead acid battery 855x546mm

Simply connect the output cable to your battery

$1,050.00

9% OFF

RRP $1,150.00

SP47Q All-in-One integrated regulator for 12V lead acid battery 601x546mm

Simply connect the output cable to your battery

$755.00

11% OFF

RRP $845.00

SP47L All-in-One integrated regulator for 12V lead acid battery 1109x292mm

Simply connect the output cable to your battery

$755.00

11% OFF

RRP $845.00

SP23 All-in-One integrated regulator for 12V lead acid battery 600x292mm

Simply connect the output cable to your battery

$475.00

13% OFF

RRP $545.00

SR72L Super-rugged Textured-surface Vmp 8.4V Imp 8.6A; 1364x365mm

Long footprint 72W using Merlin cell technology

$700.00
$896.00

SxP136, textured surface 136W, Vmp 16.1V, Imp 8.5A, 1364 x 683 x 2mm

2.1kg Junction box on top, 0.6 cable with MC4's

$896.00

SxP154L, textured surface 154W, Vmp 18.2V, Imp 8.5A, 1523 x 683 x 2mm

2.1kg Junction box on top, 0.6 cable with MC4's

$1,078.00