Portable Solar Panels
NEW eArche portable fold-up solar panel
Available end November in time for Christmas gift giving and the holiday season
- 5 year warranty
- Value for money
Ultra-Lightweight and compact
This compact 160W solar panel uses the same high grade efficient monocrystalline solar cells that are used in the eArche range. eArche solar panels are used extensively in architecture and are the only lightweight solar panel approved by the Australian Clean Energy Council.
The robust construction of eArche solar panels uses a Patent Pending composite material similar to that used in airplane windows and is 75 percent lighter than conventional photovoltaic panels.
- Easy to carry
- Easy to use
- Easy to store
Made with 36 solar cells in three sections of 12 solar cells each fold into a compact carry bag with handle that is easy to carry and store and weighs only 5kg.
- Dimensions folded - 670 x 540 x 18 mm
- Dimensions un-folded - 670 x 2030 x 5 mm
The functional storage pouch keeps the cables and solar charge controller neatly protected and stored when not in use.
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.
Unfolded, without shade this panel can produce more than 500wh per day in most areas.
The top encapsulation layer 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 for solar panels.
It will not discolour or degrade from exposure to environmental pollution, UV light, harsh chemicals or extreme temperature variations.
The surface texture is extremely tough.
Solar charge controller - 2 options
- PWM 10A charge controller with LCD display (1 year warranty);
- Victron 15A MPPT SmartSolar with built-in bluetooth to connect to the Victron app via a smartphone/device so you can set-up, monitor and update the controller (5 year warranty)
5 m extension cable with Anderson Plugs. The extension lead lets you be in the shade while the solar panels work for you out in the sun.
Alligator clips for easy battery connection.
eArche solar panels have a 5 year warranty
History of eArche
University of NSW PhD graduate Dr Zhengrong Shi, known as the “Sun King”, is the founder of Sunman and the revolutionary eArche lightweight, thin and flexible solar panel.
Dr Shi states that the key to eArche’s success was in getting the right optics – the material had to be transparent, durable, waterproof and flexible. He said there was also a “good thermal match” between silicon and this composite material, which avoids cracking.
With the architectural world and mobile market embracing these ultra-light solar panels he has now developed a portable fold-up version for the camping market released through his company Sunman.