incorporting SOLAR 4 BOATS™ SOLAR 4 INDUSTRY ™
PRICE (incl GST)
Full Kit$1030 which includes:
Panel Only $895 includes:
Benefits of ETFE
Non-slip textured coating: The panels have a non-slip textured surface ideal for the marine environment. The textured surface offers an extra layer of protection and robustness.
Warranty: 2 years
These portable fold-up panels are high powered solar panels and are intended as an alternative, or supplement, to the solar panels mounted on the roof of your caravan / boat or while camping. The SunPower® cells are significantly more high powered than the more common portable amorphous camping panels.
If you connect the portable fold-up panels directly to your battery you run the risk of overcharging your battery. They should therefore be connected via a suitable solar controller to charge the battery(ies).
The Controller MUST be connected to the battery BEFORE it is connected to the solar panels. For the efficient charging and proper management of the state of charge of your battery, the solar controller must be located close to your battery. This is why we provide a separate controller.
The older style heavy glass topped and aluminium framed folding panels and some thin film blanket panels often have a solar controller integrated behind, or next to the panel. Such an arrangement is not ideal as the long cable connecting the solar controller to the battery results in up to double the amount of power lost in the cable and reduces the efficiency of the charging process.
Therefore these premium portable panels with ETFE are supplied with:
If you prefer a German made Votronic MPPT Solar Charge controller please let us know.
Cell type: Sunpower E20 cell (back contact monocrystalline cell)
Cell arrangement: 32 half wafers in series in each sub-panel. The 3 sub-panels each are nominal 50W are in parallel
Cell peak power at standard test conditions (STC): 1.6W peak per wafer giving total of 153.6W peak
Panel peak power and tolerance at STC: 150W ±3%
Voltage at Pmax (Vmp): 17.9
Current at Pmax (Imp): 8.55
Open circuit voltage (Voc): 21.1
Short circuit current (Isc): 9.15
Ambient Temperature (note 1): -40℃ to + 45℃
Panel operating temperature: -40℃ to + 85℃
Temperature Coefficient of Pmax: -0.38%/℃
Temperature Coefficient of Voc: -0.27%/℃
Temperature Coefficient of Isc: +0.05%/℃
STC = Standard testing conditions(STC)- 1000W/m²; 1.5AM, cell temperature 25℃
150W Portable panel Specifications
Cell encapsulation: EVA
Surface material: ETFE (textured)
Backing material: FR4
Canvas colour: Black (colourfast)
Support legs: Three aluminium legs with black canvas cover (One at the centre of each 50W panel)
Eyelets: 316 stainless steel (10 on panel and one at the bottom of each support leg)
Folded: H; 545 W; 545 Thickness; 20
Unfolded panels: H; 1995 W; 545 Thickness; 4mm
Weight: 5.2 kg + 0.7kg extension cable
Cable and connectors
Cable gauge: 4mm2
Pre-attached cable length: 2 metres
Extension cable: 5 metres
Connectors: SB50 Anderson Grey (Genuine)
Three 50W monocrystalline flexible solar panels made with high efficiency SunPower E20 cells are encapsulated in a tough black canvas which folds into a neat carry case arrangement. The backing is FR4 which is flame resistant and has excellent electrical insulating qualities.
The solar panel's top clear layer is made of ETFE (Ethylene-Tetra-Fluoro-Ethylene) which is a high-strength fluorine polymer that is corrosion and stain resistant, non-stick self cleaning, and retains its clarity (and therefore light transmittance) ensuring long service life . It will not discolour or degrade from exposure to environmental pollution, UV light, harsh chemicals or extreme temperature variations. The surface is textured for extra robustness.
There are support legs that fold out to support the three panels to face the sun, each having eyelets for securing to the ground with pegs. There are a further 10 eyelets to enable various configurations for securing the panel. Two metres of cable is pre-attached plus a 5m extension cable is included in the rear pouch all fitted with genuine Anderson connectors.
A kit is available with a Dutch brand Victron MPPT 15A solar charge controller and cables to connect the controller to the battery and the panel or extension cable.
The panel is designed as a portable solar panel and is not recommended for permanent installation.
It will not be affected by a salty atmosphere such as in coastal areas and on boats however a wash/hose-down with fresh water is recommended after use.
$995.00 incl GST for full kit
For more information about our Kits go to Our Kits page
What is ETFE
Ethylene-Tetra-Fluoro-Ethylene (referred to ETFE) is made from an artificial high-strength fluorine polymer, which is corrosion resistant, highly stain resistant, highly elastic, is easy-to-clean, has high light transmittance, and boasts long service life.
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