160W Monocrystalline Semi-Flexible Black Solar Panel

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Price:  £325.50   (£271.25 Exc. VAT)

Product code:  P02014

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Please note: This solar panel can only be shipped to  Mainland UK destinations and normally dispatches within 2-3 working days.

160W highly durable, lightweight, black semi-flexible solar panel reinforced with anodised aluminium and featuring a strong ETFE surface. Made from German monocrystalline solar cells designed to get the most out of low light conditions, this panel can still produce a good amount of power even when not in direct sunlight.

This highly efficient panel is ideal for slightly curved roofs and surfaces where bonding is preferable (though the panel can also be fixed by bolts or screws). High resistance to saltwater environments and the ability to be walked on make it perfect for boats and yachts although it is also perfectly suited to static applications, such as in off-grid systems, or for use on vehicles such as campervans, motorhomes, caravans and 4x4s.

This solar panel has a unique 7-layer construction with an embedded sheet of anodised aluminium fully encapsulated within the panel that offers greater reinforcement and resilience. The surface is made of a strong ETFE material that has a longer service life compared to standard semi-flexible solar panels and offers excellent durability and high-temperature resistance. These design features mean that this panel is extremely hard-wearing and less prone to cracking, delamination and corrosion, making it one of the most robust semi-flexible panels on the market. The panel also features a lightly textured coating that creates an anti-reflective surface and allows it to absorb a far greater amount of light, making for greater efficiency.

This solar panel has a unique black backing, making it ideal for discreet installations on dark coloured roofs or mounting surfaces. This panel features a round junction box and cable on the rear side of the panel to create a completely level surface and professional finish after installation. Unlike other solar panels, the junction box on this solar panel is a circular shape with only one dual core cable (3m length) attached, allowing for simplified installation.

Note: In order for this panel to be flush-mounted, a hole must be cut into the roof/surface to accept the junctions box. This panel must be used with a suitable solar charge controller and not connected directly to a battery.

 

  • Solar cell type: Monocrystalline
  • Nominal power: 160W
  • Max-power voltage: 20.2V DC
  • Max-power current: 7.92A
  • Power allowance range: +/- 5%
  • Short circuit current: 8.4A
  • Open circuit voltage: 23.9V DC
  • Panel size: 1345 (L) x 665 (W) x 4 (D) mm
  • Panel weight: 5.70kg
  • Junction box diameter: 30 mm
  • Termination: 1 x 3m of 4mm² single core solar cable
  • Warranty (workmanship): 1 year

Maximum curvature

This panel has a maximum recommended 'arch-height' of approx. 60mm. This is the maximum height that the centre of the panel should be raised from the horizontal when it is in its fitted position. 

Solar cell performance guarantee

The solar cells used in this panel are guaranteed to produce at least 90% of the nominal quoted power 10 years after purchase, and at least 80% of the nominal quoted power 25 years after purchase. This warranty is provided by the manufacturer of the solar cells.

Part Number:  ARFLXBJB-160M

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Solar on my camper
Wednesday, 7 July 2021  | 

Very pleased with this panel. I glued it as per instructions onto the top of my VW pop top and it delivers power from dawn to dusk keeping the leisure battery going even when the vehicles not driven. Has meant I can keep fridge freezer on all the time and use power for lighting, usb things and a stereo. The pop top when camping can of course be orientated to the sun. I have to remember I started using it in late June when the sun is most potent. Maybe I should complete this review at Xmas. Itís costly when bought with a controller but I reckon it would put on that value to the sale price of the vehicle.

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