100W 12V Semi-Flexible Mono Solar Panel with Aluminium back sheet, Perfect for RV, Camper, Bus, or Car
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1. Made of aluminum back sheet, It is more resistant to high temperatures than PET back sheet. This material also combines better with ETFE film than PET back sheet, which other panels frequently contain. This mix of technology and craftsmanship makes this one of best quality solar panels available today.
2. The first layer of the solar panel is made of ETFE. Imported from Japan, this material has a very high sunlight absorption to reflection ratio. Other branded flexible solar panels often use PET, a cheaper alternative, which reflects significantly more sunlight than ETFE and thus reduces the solar panel’s energy output. ETFE is a much more expensive and higher quality material than the PET. Almost all flexible solar panels on the market today now utilize cheap PET.
4. At only 2.5mm thick, the solar panel is powerful, waterproof, lightweight, durable, and highly resistant to the harsh operating conditions of a marine environment. Can be installed conveniently and mounted safely on mobile surfaces such as motor homes.
5. Perfect for curved roofs and surfaces where bonding is possible. Panels can also be secured by bolts or screws for further stability. Most customers install them on caravans, campers, yachts, boats, cars, and other vehicles.
|Performance of ETFE vs. PET|
|Material||ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene)||PET (Polyethylene terephthalate)|
|Combination||Ultra lightweight and durable. The combination between ETFE and back sheet is much stronger than PET.||Combination of PET and back sheet cracks easily, is not durable, and also not waterproof.|
|Thickness(mm)||Includes a 0.025mm thin, UV resistant, layer of protection. Total thickness less than 0.1mm.||0.15mm thick. Solar cells break easily due to low hardness.|
|Light transmission||95% transparency offers excellent efficiency in terms of light to electricity conversion.||90% to 93% transparent results in lower efficiency in terms of light to electricity conversion.|
|Surface adhesion||ETFE has non-adhesive surface properties. Highly stain-resistant and easily gets cleaned by the rain.||Adhesive surface often gets covered with dust or other debris, significantly affecting the output of solar panel.|
|Lifetime||Lifetime of 10 years. Resists aging, deteriorates slowly.||Lifetime of at most 5 years. Easily forms air pockets and peels off.|
|Corrodibility||Highly resistant to seawater corrosion.||Not acid and alkali resistant, making it totally unsuitable for use in marine environment.|
|Flammability||Highly flame retardant. Suitable for use in temperatures ranging from -65°C to +150°C. Can be installed safely in hot climates.||Not suitable for use in high temperature regions due to short-term heat resistance.|
|Application effects||Absorbs sunlight. Does not reflect it.||Reflects a large amount of sunlight, producing glare and creating traffic risks to cars and airplanes.|
If you are planning to use this solar panel to charge a 12V battery or battery bank, please note this panel requires a solar charge regulator / controller to protect against overcharge and discharge.
Peak power: 100W
Solar cell efficiency: 17-18%
Maximum power voltage: 18V
Maximum power current: 5.56A
Open circuit voltage: 21.24V
Short circuit current: 6.11A
Power allowance range: +/-3%
Maximum system voltage: 500V
Values at standard test conditions: Air Mass – AM1.5, Irradiance – 1000W/m2, Cell Temperature – 25°C
Laminated for weather resistance
Laminated with aluminium+ ETFE + Silicon cell + EVA + Tedlar
Solar cells: Monocrystalline
Size :1245 x 550 x 2.5mm/49×21.7×0.1 inches
Net Weight: 2.71kg/6 lbs
Back sheet: Aluminium
J-Box: IP 65 rated
1x 100W Monocrystalline semi-flexible solar panel with Aluminium back sheet
2x 1m x 2.5mm2 cables with MC4 connectors