It is a well-known fact that people use solar energy due to its advantages. From the very beginning when this kind of energy started to attract more and more people, the prices started falling. Nowadays we have millions of such panels. The right question besides how much? is: “what panel should I get and how large?” Apart from this there is one more detail you can wonder about, how long will it last? There is one brand for small systems called a“Newpowa 30w Watts 12v Poly Solar Panel Module”. Long title but I found the best way to know is to read reviews that people are talking about the negatives as well as the positives. It’s just when the positives are a lot more than the negs, I try to look closer.

The Newpowa 30w Watts 12v Panels are a technical improvement with new size, powerful cells and nice combination of materials. In running boat equipment, size is important as they say.

Due to customers` ratings at Amazon it gets 4.8 of 5 stars which is good because that crowd can make or break a brand. Of course another reason they have a large audience of solar buffs is their ability to deliver almost overnight if you’re on the Prime system. Especially when you need the parts you’re out of and only in dock or at a RV park for a short while.

Newpowa’s are known for their high-productive weather resistant cells. The cells have been encapsulated in ethylene-vinyl-acetate you can find the abbreviation EVA. Also this cell is placed between the strained glass, that is also high transparent low carbon one, and a durable sheet that is actually made from TPT or in techie circles called tedlar-polyester-tedlar.

These panels are very qualitatively framed by using not just aluminum frames but high duty anodized frames. These frames provides incredibly exceptional rigidity of the panel. So this panel will surprise you with dimensions that offer you to place it where you could want. And the weight won’t store up future problems with transportation of this solar panel.

Usually in black and will fit each small places, making it a little bit innovative. Producing 30 Watts and created with the optimal weight capability it will be useful and suitable for any place you need to put it. The weight is only 6.31 pounds.

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Comparing this panel with others you could notice that quality to price ratio is nice. Shipping fees might be free in some situations so that is a plus in deciding. Created in China this panel will be delivered to your doors and you will be satisfied with its quality. Thanks to clear instructions you won`t have any problems with using it.

Newpowa America Inc. is stateside supposedly and according to what I’ve read there is no need to worry about the quality of the product. It looks like components are from China but truthfully, you will be hard pressed to find anything made down to the component level that isn’t made all over the place. You will need a degree in engineering and economics to trace everything down these days.


Informative vid about putting together your own system. He does a good job of explaining the basics and what you need for a small system. It may be a bit small and using al old car battery but when there’s no power, this is very handy system to have around.

Video Transcript

I’m building a portable solar power supply to use on my boat so throw it make a quick video showing how it’s done this kind of setup can be used for camping motorhomes boats or if you scale it up can be used as an alternative power supply for living off the grid I got all the parts I need from eBay for around $200 and I’ll be using an old car battery to store the power from the solar panel a 40 watt 12 volt solar panel should be all I need to power my fish finder GPS lights radio water pump and a few 240 volt appliances if I was running a refrigerator I’d need at least 100 watts the power inverter converts 12 volt DC from the car battery into 240 volt AC 110 AC if you live in the States this one is rated to 1500 watts it came with these alligator leads to connect directly to the battery but I’ll be adding a hundred amp circuit breaker to give it some overload protection this is the brain of the system a 30 amp charge controller you connect the solar panel and battery to it and it charges the battery to the correct voltage when the battery is fully charged it will either disconnect from the solar panel or direct excess power to the load output which you can use to heat water charge another battery run a 12-volt appliance or control a 12 volt relay connected to the inverter to run AC appliances being 30 amps means I can add more solar panels as needed the 40 watt panel I have only makes about 3 amps maximum this is the diode block all that to the positive wire coming from the solar panel it stops any power leaking back to the panel when the Sun Goes Down some panels have this built in already say don’t have to worry about it and the waterproof clog for when I want to disconnect the solar panel I’m using an old car battery to store the power from the solar panel and run the inverter it has a fairly low capacity so I’ll upgrade to a deep cycle battery eventually first of all connect the battery to the controller make sure to connect the wires to matching terminals positive positive and negative to negative the controller screen should light up and show the battery status I’ve already connected the diode block to the positive wire from the solar panel it only lets power for one way so no power is lost at night when the panel isn’t charging if the panel has this built-in you won’t have to worry about this step next I’ll add the waterproof plug between the panel and controller usually I’d solder and seal all connections but for this demo I’m using terminal blocks the other end of the lead from the panel was connected to solar and put on the controller now I’ll plug in the solar panel face it towards the Sun should start charging you can see here the solar panel is putting out 1.8 amps which the control is feeding into the battery it’s pretty flat so take away water fully charged and the Sun is low on the horizon so output is quite low and full Sun would see closer to 3 amps the good thing about this control is you can adjust all the parameters by scrolling through with the mode button so it lets you choose the threshold for when the load comes on when the battery is full and when it cuts out again and you can adjust when the solar panel stops charging lunch or selected battery voltage has been reached I’ll use this 12 volt spotlight to demonstrate how the load function works I’ve set the load threshold to 14 volts so when the battery reaches this level the controller sins exist power to the spotlight until voltage drops of 13 point 5 volts this prevents the battery from overcharging and that you use the excess power for other things you could charge another battery heat water control the relay to use AC power from the inverter before I connect the inverter to the battery I’ll add a hundred amp circuit breaker to the positive lead this should cut out before any damage is done to the inverter if it overloads when connecting the leads to the inverter make sure they go on the right terminals red to positive and black to negative will turn it into a blue smoke generator you can see when I switch it on it uses some power even with no load so that’s something to be aware of if you’re not using it switch it off or have the power switch controlled by relay so let’s put it to work I’ve got a 710 watt drove here it should only draw a few hundred watts when freerunning [Applause] handles it with ease next up an absorption fridge/freezer not the most efficient design they have a little heating element in the back there easy that’s probably drawing about a hundred watts now I’ll try the 800 watt toaster not a problem and theory this should squeeze out 1500 watts but I don’t like to push it to its limits the battery is filling it down to about 10.8 volts that sound you can hear as the fan keeping the electronics cool so that’s all there is to it how to set up a portable solar power plan if you’re not confident working with high voltages best to get an electrician to check your work

400 Watt Solar Panels There are good 400 watt solar panel systems on the market and finding the right one for your needs can be a little overwhelming. To get back to basics here’s info I found at the Renogy site which makes excellent self contained systems.

Renogy 4 Piece 100W Solar Panels

Over the years, solar panels have emerged as one of the most sought-after forms of alternative energy. And as expected, getting quality panels has remained a difficult challenge for many, especially seeing all the new brands in the marketplace these days. Quality solar panels should work in harsh conditions as well as provide efficiency and durability. Renogy 4-Piece 100W Solar-Panels provide an excellent and reliable option.

The panels are monocrystalline solar panel which are made from single crystal of silicon. They are more efficient than polycrystalline panels due to more room for movement of electrons. Such a panel is slimmer than its counterpart which means that it can be fitted within any space without having to worry about compromises on the quality. The panels are also anti-reflective and highly transparent that make for better solar energy conversion.

These panels can be easily connected to 12-volt batteries with a charge controller which is connected to an inverter. The inverter then converts it into standard 110 volts power for normal uses.

You may also tweak the system to provide higher outputs. Like batteries, 12 volts panels can be connected in parallel (positives connected together and negatives connected together) to increase the current. Similarly, if the panels are connected in series then voltage can be increased to power up batteries with higher volts (24 or 48-volt batteries).

These panels have high-modules conversion efficiency ensuring sufficient output even in low-light conditions. The panels would generally give an output of 500-watt hours per day but that could change because of sunlight availability.


Since the panel can be mounted permanently, they are made to endure high wind resistance (2400 Pa) as well as heavy snow loads (5400 Pa). They rest on a tough and corrosion-resistant aluminium frame capable of withstanding heavy force. Because of that, users don’t have to worry about their functioning in tough weather conditions. Whether you are driving or camping, these panel would very well carry on their functioning without giving any trouble.

The panel come with pre-drilled holes which makes the installation process easier. They can also be easily installed on different Renogy mounting system like Pole mounts, the Z-Brackets as well as the Tilt Mounts. Panels use MC4 connectors. These connectors are designed to stay connected even in the worst of conditions and they could only be disconnected with a special tool. That makes such connectors ideal for solar panel installation.

The panels have a dimension of 47 x 21.3 x 1.4 in and weight just about 16.5 lbs. Because of their smaller frame and lightweight, they would make an excellent choice for use in mobile homes or vehicles.

The product has 25-year transferable power output warranty. They claim 95% efficiency rate for first 5 years of use, 90% efficiency rate for 10 years and 80% efficiency rate for 25 years. The product also has a 5-year material and workmanship warranty that would cover unintentional damages to the panel.

These solar panels can be used for a variety of purposes. They can be used for providing electricity in RVs, caravans, boats, or any kind of vehicle. They can also be used while camping since they are small in size and easy to carry around. They are also fit for outdoor installation like roof where they could provide electricity for home or any particular appliances. The panels are reliable for constant and efficient output of solar energy.

Here’s a good video on the Renogy 400 system. Showing getting them, unpacking and comments. There’s a link up above to a similar kit. by Renogy.

Video Transcript

hello welcome back it’s got my shipment of solar panels from Reggie is there it’s 400 watts model crystalline solar panel got the cables easy clamps 30-amp solar charger and let’s go ahead and set them up and start producing some power ok this here’s what all it came with 20-foot connector cable I mc4 connectors 8-foot battery connector easy easy clamp the wanderer 30 amp charger and then four panels all 42 over six hundred dollars and a total of 400 watts and this is going to be a add on to our previous panel it is a 100 what polycrystalline panels which would give us a total of five hundred watts of power but all I don’t think it’s too bad of a deal and consider what you get with the package state all right i got them up here and I got the two panels and two panels connected and I know that don’t make sense but for example i got two negatives on the top two positives on the bottom and then they coming over to the MC for connectors and joining up took me a couple seconds to figure out what was talking about how to kind of connect i kept coming up with three panels that not the fourth but then you know started looking at it and not realize what what it was here sorry-looking see that or not but to my hands- coming off on the one and then over here on the fat this is one negative section and our that’s one part of section that is connected by 20 foot cables to them to run into my charger I’m sorry the winds blowing and they want to get everything running it and i’ll just take the panels and reposition and both of them with that the easy brackets here take cock and put underneath it and place them down on them . self-tapping screws be good to go ok everything’s hooked up as you can see the Wonder charger 30 and charger although I do have one small complaint the difference between the wanderer and the standard renergie is that the rented the smaller one of them it has three slots meaning solar panel battery and then a place where you can turn put your light bc lights and able to turn your lights on and off by pressing this button the wanderer on the other hand does not have the extra slot although it is supposed to be a better solar charger or better p MW solar charger that is the only kickback that i have negative to say about it as for this charger and my another hundred watt solar panel I’m a hook it up on the born or just hook it up single and still have 500 Watts just have but it’s a little section they’re just have my own wires but you can see you know I wonder charger for energy 2001 power and rubber and I just have to 105 empower batteries

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Panels are rated by watts that will tell you how much power a panel can produce. The amount of power generated will tell you how much energy your panel can produce also.

A panel using a 100 watts will charge a battery twice as fast as a panel that produces 50 watts given that all the other conditions are the same. Watts are comprised of volts and amps, if we look at a panel’s spec sheet you can see all this information in the same format.

Terms such as 12 or 24 for use in the solar industry indicate charge of capabilities for batteries. Panels rated at 150 watts and below are rated as 12 volt panels and compatible to charge 12 volt batteries banks. Panels rated at 250 watts and above are rated as 24 volt panels and are compatible to charge 24 volt battery banks.

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240 Watt Solar Panels There’s different ways to look at 240 watt solar panels. One would be to find a system that has 2 -120 watt panels. Or you find a system where 240 watt panels are one of many that add up. For example if you need a 4700 watt system or to replace panels within that system.

The do it yourself kits are very popular for permanent or mobile installations. High grade mono-crystalline panels with power inverts, wiring, charge controllers, sometimes even batteries are included, can be found inexpensively on eBay.

Complete systems ready to go, usually at 12vdc but can vary. Kits like this are good for backup or for low requirement situations. Since it’s stand alone you also don’t need outside help as in permits and such since it doesn’t tie in to a grid tie hookup.

With a kit also the power inverter will be matched to the system allowing you to quickly connect your 100 volt appliances directly.

I really like videos where you can see collections of panels by people that use them. Their take on the units and you get to see how they implement them into their design.

Video Transcript

good morning all I’m out in the garden this morning which is not like me because it’s absolutely freezing out here but I wanted to show you my new solar panel and it’s this and it’s absolutely massive this is a 240 what panel normally intended to be put on a roof but a jaunty got in touch with me and jaunty said I’ve got a spare solar panel from a rooftop installation would you like it and well i’m going to turn down a big solar panel so this is a centro solar s 240p 60 professional now 240 is 240 walks you can see there the the P max maximum power 240 watts p60 i’m pretty sure 60 means that it’s got 60 cells and p i’m guessing means poly crystalline so you can count the 60 cells we’ve got very clearly well actually maybe not very clearly because the busbars kind of her look a bit like dividers but you can see if I get close up but that’s two cells 3 4 5 6 06 across and 10 down as it is in this orientation but what about this poly crystalline thing well that looks a bit like poly crystalline to me you can see the sort of strata of the crystals within the silicon there so i’m pretty sure it is a polycrystalline panel now it’s not a bad day today in terms of sunshine skies reasonably clear the sun is out it’s a little bit hazy but there is sun on this panel unfortunately a bit of a shadow just at the bottom there which i think is the top of the head because the Sun is so low down but I think we can take a couple of measurements of this panel so let’s see how we go jump they also very kindly gave me this clamp meter which actually does do DC amps in the clamp section the moment I’ve just put and probes into it and I measuring DC volts now this thing has mc3 connectors and I don’t have any mc3 is to interface with it so I’m limited in what I can do but anyway we’re getting 35.4 volts let’s take a look at the panel and the open-circuit voltage is quoted there as 36.5 three so a little bit below the open-circuit voltage and that’s almost certainly because I’ve got a little bit of shadowing on that bottom row of six cells now the next thing i want to measure is short circuit current and it’s on there as 8.7 amps well now that’s going to be in full midday Sun in the middle of summer I’m certainly not going to get that now but let’s see what we measure from this panel now this meat doesn’t look like it can measure amps from the probe connections so I’m going to measure amps from the clamp and in order to do that what I’m gonna have to just short circuit the panel so let me take these two connections and connect them together and there shouldn’t be any crack or spark because there’s no actual energy being released this just goes directly into from no current too well short circuit current now I should be a measure that with the clamp meter so that switch that around to DC amps clamp it round the cable and yeah we’re measuring 3.73 . 8 amps now probably a fair bit more than that if i took that shadowing away it is perched up on a piece of wood but i’ll see if i can perch it up on something higher to get more amps right that looks better however perched up on to this what is it a pot planter pot thing so it looks like it’s all in full Sun let’s measure the count again and yeah now we’re getting about 4.8 amps not quite this 8.7 amps maximum the panel that’s not surprising because we’re not far off the middle of winter so 4.8 times 36 volts this thing’s actually generating about a hundred and eighty what’s at the moment which is pretty nice in this low Sun course that hundred 80 watts is just being dissipated into a dead short so something’s probably getting warm so now just gotta decide what I’m going to do with this panel and I’ve had a few ideas I could put it up on the kitchen roof there and get myself a 24-volt grid tie inverter and use it to just offset some of the base load in my house electrics the other thing I thought is I could use it to charge the electric bike because the battery in there is about 25 volts and this panel has a rated voltage or a max power voltage of 20.75 that should be enough to charge that bike battery but it’s just a beautiful thing is new and if you compare it with the hundred watt panel up on the on the friends there it’s also a very big thing Syria

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1000 Watt Solar Panels
1000 Watt Solar Panel…These are really the nice ones to have, usually coming as 4 panels but not always. I’ve seen reports of up to 260 watts of usable power from the output. Of course this will depend on the array, where and how it’s mounted and connected components. I really love the output juice you can get with these power panels.

It seems as if panels are getting lighter making them easier to handle, warranty is nice and their staying power is better than ever. Those cloudy days and angle obstructions are getting to be less of a factor. All I can say is it’s about time.

A “Worthy” Candidate for the Job

There are lots of good 1000 Watt solar kits on the open market, but after extensive research, and some past experience with one myself, I would recommend the ECO-WORTHY 1000W Off Grid Solar Panel Kit. They know exactly what they are doing. Period. You can tell in the quality and the performance of the product, and they are a known favorite in the industry with an excellent customer retention and reviews.

ECO-WORTHY 1000W Solar Kit – Benefits

A complete off the grid solar power supply system. You get six, 160W Mono Solar Panels and everything that you will need to install them and get them working. The kit is very easy to install, with male and female connectors for each panel. There are special bypass diodes pre-installed to prevent any power fades caused by shade and maximize performance in low light environments.You get a 45 amp charge controller and mounting brackets.

This kit is corrosion resistant and waterproof and built to last. The customer reviews were long and detailed, and mostly five stars. People are saying that the quality of this product is of meticulous design, and well worth the money. There are other manufacturers on the market, but they are offering the same things for prices up to $3000. (or more) That being said, the ECO-WORTHY 1000W kit will not only save you some serious money, it offers the same performance as some of the higher priced models, but it also has a pretty amazing manufacturer’s warranty.

ECO-WORTHY stands behind their product with an 25-year transferable power output warranty. What’s better than that, is that they actually go into detail and break down the warranty into smaller sections after that. You get a five-year, 95% efficiency rate promise, a 10 year 90% efficiency rate, an 80% efficiency thereafter until 25 years, and a five-year workmanship and material defect warranty to boot! The bottom line is, when you look at the benefits of installing the ECO-WORTHY 1000W kit compared to some of the competition, there really is none.

So, if you were thinking about getting a solar kit for your home, boat or RV, check one of these out, because you can save some serious money.

This HQST system is also very good, look at the reviews if you want:

Regardless where you buy your panels from just make sure you understand the return policy is something doesn’t meet your standards or your needs. A lot of sellers have excellent return policies and you can always check their feedback from previous customers. And what I was saying about Amazon Prime you can get panels and parts in 1 to 2 days free shipping a lot of times. That’s perfect when on the road or in the middle of a project and need an extra panel or parts.
We all want sleek with maximum output power. Easy to mount anywhere. Boats, RV’s, Home, Cabin, you name it. The downside of the net is digging through all the sites for info but the upside is you can find good reviews for different solar panel companies.

Buying in bulk is the real way to save but you also have to have a need. I guess you could always sell locally or plan on expanding. Sometimes it’s cheaper to buy in bulk if you stop and look at your present and future requirements. I notice on Amazon that more companies are advertising directly from there. What I like about that is they are more prone to be on top of any problems in the shipping.

You can always get relatives, neighbors, etc to go in on the initial cost to keep the price down.

1000 Watt Solar Panel Kit – Start Saving Money for Pennies

There are numerous reasons why you could benefit from 1000-Watt solar panel kit. One of the best benefits of using solar energy is that you benefit from instant savings. From the moment you install your kit, you will start saving up to $100 a month or more, depending on what kind of system you’ve got, and what you are powering with it. Adding a solar kit will increase your home’s energy rating, and make it more visually appealing, and both of these things will add value to your home.

They have proven in studies by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory that homes with solar panels installed sell actually 20% faster on the market, and for up to 17% more money. On average, you can increase your home’s market price by $17,000 just from solar panel installation alone. Now, another benefit is that you will get incentives from the federal government. You will get a 30% payback for the total system cost including equipment and installation.

When you add in your state and local rebates, you’re almost getting half of your investment back from square one. Another thing is, you get the security of being able to leave behind unreliable electricity prices, as well as the underlying fear of sky-high electric bills in the more temperate months of the summer. When you add in the performance, the lifespan of solar panels, and maintenance cost (which are basically zero) of solar panel systems, you’re getting a tremendous value for the money.

Some of these 1000 watt solar kits are giving a 20 to 25-year manufacturer’s warranty on performance. That can only mean one thing. What that means from a business perspective, is that they know that those panels will still be working 25 years from now. They don’t want to give away their money. (or… they could be crazy.) Another benefit is that you’re saving the environment. Studies have shown that the average home solar panel kit will offset about 100,000 pounds of carbon dioxide in a 20-year time span.

Lastly, using solar panel kits creates energy independence, which benefits both you and our Earth, by decreasing some of the strain caused by our dependency on materials like coal and oil, that we could eventually use up.

Over 1000 watt solar panels. Excellent video of a DIY install. Didn’t think of using the direct tv bracket mounts, he does mention that it’s a trial and hoping for the best. Looking good!

Video Transcript

ok youtube this is it. See those large panels right there? Those are 285 watt panels. Four of them set in series, 2 in series and 2 in series. So we have to hook together in series for total of eight amps 570 watts. So they’re wired in series which gives you eight volts. There 24 volt panels so wired in series it’s 80 volts and you see the other panels over there are my other system which is 580 watts, for a 12 volt system. These are going to be driving a 48 volt battery bank. I just put this up today. I don’t know how it’s all going to work out its use unirac from home depot on this and as you can see a lot of weight. update I’m a little concerned that my system my bracket system will hold you see these little in Iraq holders and then for the side panels on the ends i just cut this little piece of aluminum channel to hold it going around to the back of the panel’s another directv heavy-duty bracket it’s a lot of weight for that i really do hope it holds hate to come home one day and find my panels on the ground we’ll see how it works out I think I just need to come up with a system to secure it from on windy conditions to secure it from wobbling a little bit i think we’ll be alright as you can see you guys the positive going to the negative of the other panel and then that leaves you did positive and negative on one panel each which is in series and that pumps it up to 80 volts i’m going to be using a outback flex max 80 charge controller which i have on order i will be updating you guys on the progress of this whole thing when it comes to completion i have another set up just like this i need to put together so there’ll be another 1140 watt panel set up going up like this for a total of you know 20 280 wats but as you can see the size of those panels compared to those right there the ones to the right and you see the big difference and we’ll see how it goes I’ve been running when the other system over here refrigerator for nine days straight now the problem and watching TV and computers at night there you go my youtubers this is it wish me luck thanks

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160 Watt Solar Panels Usually with 160 W solar panel you’re going to want a charge controller and an inverter and it’s always a good idea to make sure it’s a pure sine wave inverter.

If you can it’s convenient to get your inverter and controller in one unit. There are different brands with produce nice products depending on your needs. They are a perfect fit with 160 watt panels.

A good thing about today’s 160 Watt panels and others in this vicinity of power, the more you get even when it’s cloudy outside they keep your batteries topped off.

Don’t forget things like using panels of this size on RV’s and boats doing things like switching your lighting to LEDs can really extend the life of your charge.

I have just seen some wonderful reviews from users of the ECO-WORTHY 160 Watt Panel Module 12V Battery Charging. They say how hardy the panels are and efficient in terms of power output. When compared with other solar panels currently in the market,the users say that this particular panel is worth having. It has a capacity of harnessing power at a fast rate in limited sunshine. It charges battery fast and leaves you well sorted even when travelling. The panels are slim fit,sleek and beautiful to look at. So it is easy to install either on rooftops or walls. Eighty customers have given their honest opinion of this product on Amazon, with many users vouching for its high quality and impeccable performance. Check out the specs of the product below.

Here are a few 160w on Amazon.

Sometimes eBay has these panels in bulk:
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Even know it’s 10 watts under a 160 watt panel this one is doing great at amazon with an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon. It is being sold at a price of U.S Dollars 215.99. I went through the eighty customer reviews just to get their opinions on this product. Buyers are showing love for this item and are completely satisfied with the power output. After actual product consumption, they felt that advertisement of the product is well deserving of applause.

Product Features

The product is nicely packaged, inclusive of mounting brackets, solar panel, solar cable adapter, a charge controller and a power kit for charging batteries. MC4 connectors are
additional features to speed uper assembly of relevant parts. Power capacity of the solar panel stands at 160 Watts. The panel is fitted with photovoltaic cells made up of silicon material to maximize power output. Silicon is a semiconductor and works best as diodes. The charge controller allows up to fifteen amperes. By-pass diodes have a waterproof protection enabled by the IP-65 junction box. The junction box serves to improve panel performance by reducing power drop, in areas characterized by limited sunlight. The cable adapter is thirty-two feet long. The solar kit exudes twelve volts off the grid, that can be used to charge batteries.

Product assembly

The solar cables are connected to the photovoltaic cells and the charge controller. Extension cables come in two colors, black and red.
The charge controller is connected to the battery and after that attached to the solar panel. The Z style brackets are then used to mount solar panels on the roof or wall to expose to sunlight.

Conclusion

If you are constantly on the move, you need not worry as this product is thin, not bulky. You can mount it on the roof of your truck. Furthermore, it still works great even on cloudy days, all the more reasons to acquire it. The ECO-WORTHY 160 Watt Panel Module 12V Battery Charging is a simple, cost efficient and practical system that hopefully resolves all your power issues, regardless of the weather.

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Amazon marketplace is one of the best websites for getting top quality products at the best prices. I’ve been using Prime for 1 and 2 day deliveries and after awhile you become spoiled. If the item says available on Prime, you can get it fast. Comes in handy when in a RV park for a couple of days for quick updates or repairs. Additionally they have a great refund policy so you’ll have peace of mind when purchasing online. Many other sites may have a lot of advertising that looks good but it is the details where you usually find a problem.

Otherwise I go to eBay, like I said above, the factory closeouts on there sometimes are money savers.

Interesting video on installing a panel on an RV. He’s also featuring a Go Power 160 watt panel and how to mount it to the roof.
I like his method of using the shipping material as a protector shield during the mounting and also it’s a good way to keep power out of the system while you’re installing. This is the panel he’s talking about: Go Power 160 watt panel

Video Transcript

hi everybody my name is Jim with every fourseasons com and i’m very excited because today we’re going to be going over the installation of a brand-new go power Overlander solar kit these things are great this is a hundred and sixty watt panel they are fantastic and charging up your battery bank after heavy night of usage and if you’re sick of running your generator or your RV or coach motor to charge your batteries is it going to be a really great upgrade for you i love everything solar it’s a lot of fun and even when you do drain your battery’s down the night before then you have to run your generator you generators going to power your converter box and your converter box is going to charge your battery bank and this is a trickle charge so it really takes a lot of time you can’t just run your generator for an hour to expect your battery bank to be fully topped off it really needs to be run for hours and hours to really get a full charge back and that can be really distracting to you or your neighbors or anything else to have your generator running and bees and gas and stuff like that so solar panel on a sunny day is going to do a really good job of providing with this size about 8.8 amps throughout the day in the Sun and that’s going to do a really good job of really top of your batteries off and get them back to where they need to be maybe not a totally full charge because sometimes it takes 24 hours but they do a great job of getting them talk back off and so we’re going to be talking about the specs of this solar panel we’re going to be talking about the tools required and everything like that then we’re going to try to try and walk you through step-by-step as i do this at my house on my RV which is an older RV now it’s important that I cover some basic warnings your RV setup is probably going to be different and you’re going to have to be responsible for your own installation I’m not responsible for any damage you might do to your panels or your electrical system trying to follow these steps if you do something incorrectly or something is different than my installation setup so you really need to be very knowledgeable about electrical RV electrical and even the solar setups and also be handy with and possess a lot of tools to complete this job so that’s really going to be up to you if you’re really comfortable with everything you’re doing it yourself anyway I’m hoping this video is going to help you out in some degree as to how i went about my install but it is kind of your thing I also highly recommend that you get all of your installs checked out by a professional before and after you do your setup is ideal but definitely after you do your set up to make sure that everything is wired incorrectly you’re not going to damage anything because the solar panels a pretty big investment and you do not want to destroy that during the installation process would break your heart would be very sad so be very careful check with a professional do all of your homework do some research and you should be just fine i completed this install in one day now it was a long day don’t get me wrong but I was also trying to film the entire process I’m so that definitely slowed me down a bit but that’s around how much time you’re going to expect this is probably a good weekend project for you to make sure you do everything right but if everything goes well and you run into some little shortcuts here and there you can probably do this in a day and it’s a fairly straightforward install now I’d like to talk about the solar panel itself this is a go power hundred and sixty watt solar panel of the kit itself actually includes a hundred sixty watt panel a 30-amp charge controller and you’re going to have about 50 foot of MC for cable and all of your mounting hardware so it really has everything you need to even give you your inline fuses that give you all the nuts and bolts for different roof setups I was really impressed with the kid overall it was very straightforward the directions which i highly recommend that you read are very straightforward as well and made the installation process pretty easy so i’m really liking the go power setup and the overall kit they provided i mean that everything i needed it was all pretty much good to go i will talk about the tools required for this job before we get started it’s you’re going to probably need some other tools in there if you run into some other little problems or things but listed in the instruction manual as the tools required required for this job is a slot screwdriver your prenatal Phillips as well number two Robertson square head screwdriver I’m not sure what that is there what part of the process that was needed for but a keyhole saw or a jigsaw is going to work just fine that’s probably gonna be two kept cut out the whole for the mounting of the charge controller puncher and all just kind of score some things to put holes where you need them pliers wire strippers wire crimpers electrical hand-drill 116 three-eighths inch drill bits 516 716 since wrench and some ceiling which is probably for most of us going to be self leveling lap ceiling but it’s going to depend on the roof that you have so make sure that you do your homework there find out what kind of roof you have get the appropriate sealant because you’re going to want to make sure that you really seal this up well so you don’t have any water leaks water leaks are definitely the enemy so you want to make sure that you have the appropriate ceiling for that I think that about covers that i’m going to be doing this video in about five parts and now you may be thinking a five-part video but the reason I’m doing that is because overall the footage adds up to about 50 minutes so it’s a pretty in depth install and there’s a lot of stuff involved so if you need to go back and repeat a video and maybe kinda go over some information that you might have a mr. you want to rehash you can go back and look in that 10 minutes pan instead of a giant hour long video so that’s the reason I’m gonna be breaking this into five parts and i will be putting little buttons up that will take you to the second video or the video before it and that’s going to help you guys out a little bit so we are going to dive right into this i’m going to take you out to the RV and I’m gonna start going through the setup process and hopefully this will help you out a little bit alright everybody so we have r overlander sole charge kit here and step one is going to be removing it from the box so we’re going to just open the top and tug here coming out I’m are packing materials here in our charge controller and there’s our panel looks like about it ok so we’re going to start by using a razor knife here very carefully you don’t penetrate to deepen the box we’re just gonna kind of an angle here and make sure we get all of our cape here besides now we can open this up one thing i should note is that you want to have a nice soft surface facing down on your Cyrus is a table or whatever you’re working with to protect the panel so what we’re going to do is leave the cardboard down we opened it with the glass slide down and now we can go ahead and mount up our mounting hardware and all of our brackets or like this and the glasses protected right once you go into your bag here we’re going to have three different couches here with mounting hardware so we’re going to go and display that out keep everything together then we’re gonna open one of those bags and begin to assemble the bracket alright we’re going to need to do too fast in these is use a 716 deep socket and seven sixteenths wrench here and we’re going to go ahead and put our brackets on there basically going to sit like this right here so that they’re kind of on the outside of the panel and it allows you to easily drill a hole into the RV roof now i want to put it on like this for now until we tighten it just so you can kind of see what’s going on but you’re gonna have this quarter inch bolt basically just gonna keep that up through like so and then we’re also going to put on top here a washer lock washer and a quarter inch nut getting started here so that’s pretty much what you want to do right there and then of course we’re going to back up back this guy up underneath and use our socket go ahead and tighten that down for us go ahead and adjust this where we need to be here looks pretty good to me right where we want it they’re just nice and tight and now you’re just going to repeat that process for the remaining brackets all the way around the solar panel where you want them and we’ll be moving on to getting this up onto the roof as you’ll notice on the top of well rather the bottom of the solar panel here inside this is going to be where everything comes together for you to power wires and they are marked this as a positive on it this one has a negative on it and so will keep that in mind when we get up there so we can go ahead and plug these into their corresponding wires in our kit and of course going to have our positive cable right here that’s going to plug right into that quick connect and we’re going to have our negative cable that’s going to play plug right into its quick connect all right now before we move this up to the roof we’re going to do something with the cardboard i’m going to cut off these things right here on that seem and we’re going to do that on all four corners so we can put up this cardboard we can use some masking tape to go ahead and secure it to the panel and I’m doing this for a couple of reasons one is going to protect our glass during transport to the roof and perhaps more importantly this is going to prevent power from going through the panel because as soon as you put it in the Sun begins to generate power and although we do have quick connects and everything else i like to keep the power turned off whatever i’m working on anything electrical so even though they’re quick connects and pretty safe to just kind of plug in and go about your business I don’t want any power flowing through this guy while we do our installation so by using the original packaging cutting that off bringing that up it’s going to completely cover the top of the solar panel and that’s going to prevent it from soaking up any light and producing any power so we’re gonna go and do that all the way around on all four corners I just want to go ahead and flip the panel over to show you what a good job that original packaging is going to do it keeping this out of the Sun completely enclosed on all four corners and well-protected against any scratches and scrapes when we put it up on the roof alright so now that we have the solar panel up here on the roof of his facedown we still have our protective cardboard cover on of course and we’re going to go ahead and connect these because once we flip it over it’ll be a little more difficult to do so right here we have our cable it’s clearly marked positive and our red one is also marked positive and this says do not connect under load or disconnect under load which is good advice and luckily we do not have any load on here when I hooked into the batteries the solar panel is face down and it’s also completely covered by the cardboard so we’ve been we flip it over it’s still not going to be under load which is good you have a little rubber plug in here we’re gonna pull that out and these are just going to slip together and click into place and you should feel it kind of click give it a tug make sure it’s good and connected and that’s all we have to do for that one now we’re going to do our negative cable again clearly marked negative clearly marked negative and take out the plug on that one go ahead and connect these just like that will make sure that we get a good snap in there it’s nice and connected and we are good to go the other end of this cable is just going to be ready to be stripped and connected to our charge controller so we’re good to go now those are connected i’m going to kind of run them off to the side and get the wires out of the way for us we’re going to turn this panel over and start installing it on the roof now what you’re going to want to do is go around and Mark all of these holes with a pencil so that we can pull that up and if you need to you can do your pre-drilling for me this is into plywood so we’re just going to be able to pretty much go straight in with our screws and we’re going to be good to go but you want to go ahead and Mark where all those are so we can apply our lap steel and stuff like that and go ahead and screw these down all right then if necessary can go and draw your little pilot holes here and we’re going to be good to go to add our laps he left and then our screws all right now what we’re going to want to do here is you want to lift up your solar panel a little bit and clear away some of this debris so it’s nice and flush and you’re going to want to add a pretty generous amount of laps he went down here to just make sure that a when we do screw this down it’s going to make a nice seal for us all the way around so I’m just going to put a nice big dollop there for us that’s gonna be just fine and you’re going to want to do that for all three of your brackets three or two or however many you’re using on this usually comes with two and then they give you a couple of extra ones so that if you want to get the lifting panel lifting arms you can do that and use those for the lifting arm but i’m not going to be using a lift arm on this so i just used the third the the extra brackets just to make sure that this is extra held in place give it a little more of but now that we have that done you can go and place these down and they’re gonna push out that lapsi went all the way around there and that’s perfect that’s exactly what we want to happen and then i’m going to go ahead and show you the screws that came with the unit that be fine for you to use in the this application to give you a couple of different things you have these screw grommets that you can use if you need to put those into different types of roofs but basically if you have a 10 roof with plywood underneath like we have in this application to give you some of these guys which would probably be fine however this is an older RV and I want to make sure that this is going to be really good and secured you want to be careful when you’re upgrading any kind of hardware at all because I it’s possible that you could penetrate into the roof of the RV so you want to make sure these are short enough you have enough room in there i’m going to be using these a bigger guys right here these a quarter-inch believe in should a half but that’s going to be just fine for us it’s not going to poke through the wall or anything like that so alright now that we have these in place we’re going to go ahead and just start drilling these guys then ok so that’s nice and secured and we’re going to go ahead and add some more lap sealant on top just to make sure that we’re going to be nice and sealed here and I know it’s kind of a messy application this stuff’s never very easy to work with but you want to use a generous amount and it is going to self level so when we leave this overnight this is actually going to smooth out quite a bit and look ok for us so even though you know you might want to smooth that out with your finger really unnecessary it is going to kind of smooth itself out overnight and we’re going to be in good shape and so now you want to just basically go through this application and all the rest of your brackets well my name is Jim with every four seasons calm and i hope you enjoyed part 1 of this installation video if you think this video is going to help you out are you appreciate it all leave me like or comment ask a question down below and also if you want to go straight over to part number two you can click this box right over here and if you’re interested in getting your own solar panel I’m going to include a link at the bottom of all these videos that are going to take you to the go power website so you can pick out a solar panel that’s right for you ok so click that button head on over to part number two and I’ll see you over there my name’s Jim with her before season’s calm and as always thanks for watching yeah

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To help you clarify your needs in your panel search, here’s info on different types of panels:

The most common material used among the different types of solar cells is a substance known as crystalline silicon. In the context of solar energy, this material is often referred to as “solar grade silicon.” Silicon-based solar cells can be further divided into three separate categories.

Monocrystalline or single-crystal silicon is among the most common of the different types of solar cells. These cells are manufactured through a detailed process of purifying, melting, and crystallizing the silicon into solid ingots, or bars. With the purified silicon crystallized, it is cut into thin discs which are laid out over the surface of a solar panel. Like other types of silicon solar cells, the cells are activated when photons strike the surface of the cell.

Photons are the small particles of energy which constitute sunlight. Photons striking the solar cells causes a disruption and directional flow of electrons, a phenomenon which constitutes electrical current, and in this case, the basis of solar power.

Polycrystalline or multicrystalline silicon cells are another type of solar cell which make solar energy possible. These cells are manufactured in a process similar to that of monocrystalline silicon cells. However, multicrystalline silicon cells utilize lower cost silicon, resulting in diminished efficiency. Despite this drawback, the reduced cost of these types of solar cells may outweigh the resulting loss of harnessing solar energy.

A third type of of silicon solar cells is known as ribbon silicon. Rather than crystallizing the silicon into a solid bar, these solar cells are made by drawing molten silicon into a long ribbon and eliminates the processing of cutting silicon into discs. Although ribbon silicon is less efficient than polycrystalline solar cells, costs are greatly reduced, as the silicon used is a lower grade.

Furthermore, since this process does not involve cutting of the material, there is little to no waste of silicon, further reducing production costs.
In contrast to crystalline silicon solar cells, thin film solar cells are assembled with several layers of different types of solar power-producing materials. This type of solar cell is also referred to as “amorphous silicon,” as it lacks the crystal-like structure present in crystalline silicon solar cells. There are several different types of thin film solar cell materials, including amorphous silicon, cadmium telluride, copper indium gallium selenide, and dye-sensitized solar cells.

This variation of solar cells allows portions of light to pass through the first layer, where it can be absorbed in subsequent layers. Because sunlight exists in different wavelengths, the different layers of a thin film solar cell can be adjusted to absorb different wavelengths of light and convert them in to solar energy. Thin film solar cells are much less efficient than other types, but are also much less expensive. A great deal of research is being dedicated to improving the efficiency of thin film solar cells. Of all the different types of solar cells, these have tremendous promise as a large-scale, cost effective solar power option.

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130 Watt Solar Panels Pricing information splits in three cost categories: small quantity buyers, mid-range buyers and large quantity buyers.They are categorized upon their consumption and cost. It is clearly visible that over forty years the cost of cells and modules has fallen. For example in 1970 the cost of per watt is US$150 but now the cost of per watt is 0.60US$.

Stion Solar panels are a good example of 120 or 130 watt panels that can be found online. A place like ebay you can find enough panels to have a large system at about .70 a watt.

Below are mostly 130 watt panels listed at Amazon. If for any reason you don’t see a 130 Watt Solar Panels below look in the right column.


There’s sellers that buy closeouts from factories. Some in the USA, it’s not that anyone is going out of business, it’s just the technology is improving so much that panels become obsolete to the manufactures and they blow the panels out to wholesalers who buy large amounts of this stock. Then they turn around and sell it on eBay at stil very good prices.

You still get factory warranty in a lot of situations so it’s worth looking in to. If you buy large amounts, there will be shipping to pay also but I would think anyone buying a large system would know this and work it in to the cost of having a solar system.

So you can consider them still brand new stock when you buy it like this, it just has to move out to make room for next year’s model so to speak. Especially as output goes up on panels. A lot of these panels will have c4 connectors which are nice because of being weather proof or should I say better than most. Keep in mind how you wire your panels and the other components will dictate the guage of wiring that you will need.

I’ve seen systems lately that have thinner guages because the way the voltages are stacked up to be higher with certain inverters. When you get in to grid systems, most places require a licensed electrician to hook up. Usually with this type of system the installer has these details worked out. It is nice to have and some of the deals recently I’ve seen can make this a reality for more and more people.

Mounting of solar panels is of two types such as roof based mounting and ground based mounting. (Unless of course you pick up one of new flexible or folding type panels for personal projects) Both the roof and ground panels will need pole mounts or ballasted footing mounts and additionally ground mounts consists of foundation mounts.

The flexible panels are also becoming more common online at good bulk prices. My dream would be to have them on my roof instead of shingles but that is still a bit more out of my budget. I’ve seen situations where the adhesive type works as shingles.

On the above solar panels, there are 130 watts still available in bulk or one at a time. Check the sellers feedback and return policy. Check for warranty, just like you would do if buying in a walk in store.

If your system is big enough don’t forget the tax break you get these days. It can make a difference at the end of the year.

Happy Hunting!

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For continued reading, here’s an article I found interesting on the pros and cons of solar power:

There is a lot to consider when going over the solar power pros and cons. With mounting environmental and economic concerns across the country and the world, clean, alternative energy such as solar power is an emerging option for both residential and commercial projects. As we discuss the pros and cons of installing solar panels the technology that makes this alternative energy possible continues to improve, making solar panels more efficient and affordable.

Before we go over the solar power pros and cons you first need to have an understanding of what solar energy is. Solar energy is power harnessed from the sun’s rays using “photovoltaic cells,” commonly known as solar panels. Large clusters of solar panels are capable of powering houses, large buildings, and vehicles. Then energy captures from solar panels is sent to a converter where that energy is then converted to usable form and then sent to a series of batteries for long term storage.

Depending on how much power you’re looking to produce, your project may require more or less panels. Typically though solar panels are arranged in large clusters, since a single solar panel can only produce a small amount of electricity. Although there are many pros and cons of different energy sources, the benefits and cost effectiveness of solar energy is increasing.

Discussing the solar power pros and cons can be a daunting task as there many areas that we could focus on in regards to solar panels and solar power. In this article we are going to focus on topics that are of most concern to everyday consumers.

Pollution

An obvious pro for solar power is it’s limited (if any) impact on the environment. Solar power is extremely clean and efficient, as it burns no fossil fuels and therefore releases no harmful chemicals into the environment.

CostAt first the cost of installing solar panels can be considered a negative since the initial investment can quite costly, sometimes in tens of thousands of dollars. The pro here is that your monthly energy expenses will decrease providing the potential for substantial savings. Though it may take a few years, consumers who purchase solar panels for their home or business eventually see a return on their initial investment. In addition to monthly savings you could also qualify for one of many tax benefits.

Sustainability

Another definite pro is that the source of your new solar panels is infinitely renewable. However the life of your panels will depend on the quality and design of the frame that protects them. Since solar panels are mounted in areas that are constantly pounded by the elements, it stands to reason that even the most solid solar panels will eventually need repaired or replaced. The lifetime of your panels will vary but on average they should last 5 to 7 years.

Climate & Geographic Location

For obvious reasons solar energy is less efficient in areas with minimal hours of sunlight. Fewer sunlight necessitates installing more solar panels or panels with greater efficiency (either way increases your upfront cost). If you live in an area like this, your location could be a definite disadvantage. On the other side of that coin, if your location receives a generous amount of sunlight your initial costs could be less.

Aesthetics

This depends entirely on the individual(s). Some people find solar panels to be an eyesore, others don’t mind the way they look or don’t even notice them. A lot of solar panels are made up of solar cells that appear to be blue. Some companies such as CEEG do make an all black panel that offers a better look.

This solar power pros and cons list outlines a number of the common concerns of typical consumers. Ultimately the choice to purchase and install solar panels is your own. We advise that you take the extra time to research the right solar panel for your needs. Take some time and review the information on this website to insure that you make an informed decision.

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100 Watt Solar Panels 100 watt rating is based on 100 watts per hour that you will get from a panel in good sunlight is usually how panels are rated. And then there are factors like what the panel is made of, years in use, is it cleaned as often as possible.

If you start stacking these up, the more you have the better production of electricity will be made available. This goes without saying of course but sometimes it’s better to get several 100 watt panels as opposed to higher wattage panels. Sometimes it’s easier to very voltage output configuration this way also.

One thing that drives me crazy is having to remember to charge my battery between times that I go boating, out with the camper or even my motorcycle. That is why I have solar panels that can do the charging for me all the time. For my boat and RV camper, I have a small panel set up so it travels with the vehicle. It was easy to do, and saves me having to set up the trickle charger or an extension cord out just so I can get these units started! For my motorcycle in the warm and sunny months,

I just hook the trickle charger to the solar panels set up and trust that the sun will do the rest. That is important to me, the fact that with a solar panel I can harness the power of the sun. It is always there and often times shining, so why not put those sun rays to work for you? All I had to do was get a solar panel that could power whatever I want to keep running and just like that I am getting power with no utility bill.

Around Home Or Out In The Backcountry 100 watt Panels Will Provide The Power You Need!

I grew up on a farm and we had solar power for all sorts of things like water pumps for the animals, charging batteries on machinery that is not used all the time and even running lights at night off of charged battery packs. Why did we do this? Because it is super expensive to wire all these different things properly. I mean the water pump was a few miles away out in a field! Solar just made sense for those applications, and it just makes sense for me today still.

An example is WindyNation panels have been the perfect solution for what I needed. With the great price for the potential power produced and the clear installation instructions, they really have been trouble free. Also, the power controller that comes with the panels is great for making sure that I am not damaging what I am trying to charge! This gets me in trouble-free, no thinking operation of my boat, RV, and motorcycle. I can trust that they are charged, and ready to go, no matter what!

Getting the panels was easy, the set was super clear and straightforward. All the technical information was easy to get online at the different places on the net, they had everything that I needed all laid out and ready to go when it arrived. It was something that was easy to get going that I was looking for and was happy to find it.

If you need an electrical engineering degree to set your system up, then they are not any use to regular people. This WindyNation I was talking about was simple, straightforward, but they will also answer any questions that you might have. That includes the super technical questions, right down to the simplest ones. Service that reaches all levels, that is what you get with these panels.

You can spend more, and get less service and quality. You can also spend less and not get anywhere near this quality and service. WindyNation has it figured out and provides a quality product, with fantastic service and at a price that makes it actually worth getting into the solar energy world. They work for me, why not get them working for you too. So I thought I would mention them, of course there are others but these have excellent reviews on Amazon.

The real beauty is the cost. You can start on a limited budget and add on as you go. Sometimes when you’re in the middle of a solar project you find that your location needs to be moved or you find you have more room than you thought, adding more panels will be no problem.

The 100 watt panels these days are so light they are easy to maneuver in tight spaces, climbing a ladder, etc. On boats they are perfect whether they are fixed or movable. I love moving panels around in the yard when I can. Of course there’s nothing like an auto tracing mount system to track the sun but that’s not in my budget at this time.

I love videos like this where they discuss in details what they are doing. Especially when it’s items that are easily obtained.

Video Transcript

hey guys just want to do a little video for you for about a hundred watt solar panels. What you get around on them, this is a question i had when i was getting mine which is kind of reason that I got my setup to kind of get an idea of what it could do on what. I have is a hundred watt of energy solar panel with a PWM charge controller have got to six full duracell golf cart batteries wired in parallel. Positive negative to give me a 12-volt battery bank at 225 amp hours now what that means is i have a hundred watts and our charging capability and I’ve got 225 amp hours of capacity of my batteries. Now if you haven’t done a lot of research on this, the amp hours you have to take times amps which will give your wattage. So for 225 amps I’ll have 2500 watts to play and I can only take my battery’s down to fifty percent discharged. So i only have twelve hundred and fifty watts you know before i have to recharge your batteries that I can use so my panel by Renogy panel and peak hours usually get about 80 watts an hour on it. So all together without peak hours and everything probably have six to seven hundred Watts a day out of that one panel to use so depends on what I want to do it can charge my laptop’s a laptop is about 60 watts an hour to charge my iphone is about 50 watts my TV which have a really in an inefficient TV it’s a hundred fifty watts the xbox is 80 watts so it really depends on what I want to do so I’ve got that 1250 wats of battery capacity that I could use to drain my battery is down fifty percent they’re usually take me two days to charge it back up with that one Reggie or wat solar panel so I can run my TV you know for about six hours with the xbox to give you kind of an idea what you can run the fridge my fridge is a hundred watts an hour with the cycling on and off I can run it for about a day before the discharge from batteries right now I don’t have enough solar panel to charge it back up enough to keep it running all these arm but eventually at all what that want to i’ll be end up doing if you’re just getting into this my suggestion would be to get get you the hundred water energy solar veil kit with the PWM charge controller it’s not much different from MP t.t charge controller and it’ll get you a good start for around or 90 bucks the golf cart batteries I played around a little bit with the other ones the deep cycle batteries they seem to be a lot better batteries they hold up charge better they’re a little bit bigger batteries but if you get the underwater energy solar panel kit and if you get the two golf cart batteries you’re doing pretty good you can go ahead and buy you another hundred walk and later on and that with it a little charged up pretty good so if you have any questions or anything just short video to go over it don’t have any questions just leaving comments now try to answer thanks

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50 Watt Solar Panels 50 watts panels are great for portability. You can put one in the truck for camping trips. Even put one in the window that is closest to direct sun. And prices have been coming down. Most these days come with heavy duty fittings also.

You can run things like 12 volt fans, solar pumps with no problem. Expand-ability is always an option. You can start stacking them as you get more room. If you live in the country, solar operated access gates are nice and 50 watts usually work well for this application.

A 12 volt 9 amp battery can be fully charged off a 50 watt solar panel during the day and will give you 3-4 hours running something like 10 watt lamps. Like the LED variety. It is advised to use a regulator in this type of situation.

There’s a Renogy 50 watt 12v panel on amazon that gets good reviews. A lot of the buyers are saying it’s the best they could find in a 50 watt using mono-crystalline cells. They have MC4 leads coming out of the panel which works with the MC4 adapter kit by the same company so the hook up can be straight forward. (and secure) One person had just one mounted on the roof of his house and loves it for quick top offs and such. the dimensions: 21.3 x 1.2 x 24.8 inches Item Weight 9.9 pounds

The build quality is what these panels are known for at this point. If you’re on Amazon prime you can get one in 2 days which is nice. With the hurricanes this year and living near the coast this is good for the last minute ” do I need one more panel?” After you collect so many panels over the years you start recognizing good build quality when you see it. Especially when it’s not laying flat against something as in mounted by 2 brackets or situations like that. People were also impressed by the output the panel gets even before they can get anywhere near direct sunlight.


Like one new 50 Renogy panel doubled the output the person was getting from another 50 watt panel. Charging a 35ah 12 battery in a few hours.

The supplied hardware and wiring is good quality also along with the anodized aluminum parts. The packaging is nice and protective. Isn’t it funny when you get something like a panel in fedex and the box is packed in such a way that if it took a shot from the wrong direction it would be DOA at your house, not with Renogy according to several posters.


I love these quick and dirty setup videos. I can get ideas for other projects. I like the way he used the old computer case to hide all the components. Also what I never thought about is the air flow holes in the top of the case make it convenient to tie wrap small components down for testing.

Video Transcript

this is just quick bit 50 watt solar backup setup this is a renergie 50 watt panel puts about 17 volts out Oh about 20 volts open circuit I know this isn’t the best location but it gets enough Sun for I use it for charging cellphones and stuff it has a those mc4 connectors that come down into what is a PC case on the top I have a five volt USB power regulator as a built-in multimeter and eight 220 watt peak yeah DC to AC power inverter about it’ll handle 120 watts continuous I got this for like five bucks at Walmart so I can’t complain how it performs it does a pretty good job as another USB connection on it is one of those horrible universal plug though that all the plugs want to fall out of okay on the inside here I have the solar panel coming in with the way oversized wiring this is like what is it 10 gauge I think yeah 10 gauge and it comes into this 10 amp charge controller this is about 10 bucks at Walmart I just get the parts wherever I can get them cheapest for this and they’re connected up to these batteries it charges these two these two scooter 12-volt scooter batteries they’ve seen a lot better days this one right here feels pretty cool but this one feels almost hot so this one has a pretty high internal resistance would probably work better if I just completely took this out and only ran on one battery but yeah it’s just wasting most of the power it’s taking in from heath even though it’s only at 13 point 5 volts right now I have a positive here it’s kind of a makeshift wiring but it works when I get better batteries all wired up better I by negative here I ran a black wire side to use a red wire for my negative on this this goes to the power inverter I connected up to a breaker so if it pulls more than 20 apps it blows the breaker and then the positive goes straight into the inverter and then these two what our speaker buyers I fused temporarily like that with it the 5 amp usually think now it’s a 20 amp fuse but I should put a 5 amp in there that goes up to the 5 volt regulator this will do 3 amps at 5 volts it has a USB connection and you can also connect up wires up for a 5 volt output which I did do and they’re wired to the USB connections in the front of the case and I was I did have a switch connected this so I could leave the inverters plugged into the breaker because I don’t want it to pull any power wins just sitting here but all the switches I had none of them could take 10 amps or more so I would have to find a switch somewhere that’ll take 10 amps but I’ll pry do more videos on this when I do a less makeshift set up this is a right now this little this’ll charge up my little Chromebook it’ll uh me see if this will focus here it’ll charge up my Chromebook it’ll power my router and and my modem they’ll charge phones and stuff just little things but I really do need better batteries these are pretty much toast thanks for watching uh maybe I’ll do some more videos on this kind of stuff later if anyone’s interested

80 Watt Solar Panels These size panels are usually for situations where you’re on the go, mounted in a mobile situation or something similar. With the right inverter and battery you can definitely be mobile. Sometimes mobile means just being able to follow the sun around the yard with your panel.

Mostly what you will find below is mostly 80 Watt Solar Panels by different manufactures at Amazon. You can also check the column to the right for a particular brand or use.

Sometimes eBay has these panels in bulk:
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Buying Your First Solar Panel Set

The question of how efficient a solar panel system is important in its viability as a profitable power generator. People often have the misconception that solar power is free because sunlight is free and so we should use solar power. But the development, production and implementation of solar power on a wide scale are dependent on how efficient solar panels are. Though the technologies of solar cell production have contributed to a rise of efficiency and a lower cost, solar cells continue to be an emerging technology instead of a widely utilized one. In this article, you’ll learn a few things about buying your first solar panel and the benefits of having each of the equipment outlined here.

Solar power is an important green energy technology as sunlight is virtually limitless in supply and does not produce pollution. Knowing how efficient are solar panels and how to increase efficiency will be important in spreading the use of this green energy. However, the efficiency may also be one reason why it can sometimes be expensive. But if you try to look at the bigger picture, using a solar panel system is cheaper in the long run.

Before you complain about the pricing, you need to consider the overall costs that it would take the manufacturer to produce the individual parts of the power system. In addition to this, keep in mind that you would also have to cover the percentage of profit that they would want to reap out of every single power system that they sell. After making the computations that will include the aforementioned factors, consider the current demand for such a technology and you would be able to get an idea of how much solar panels are.
You don’t really need to do this religiously. This is just an eye-opener to make you realize that although a whole set may seem overpriced, they’re really just right for the costs of creating one.

You should be prepared to shell out around 300 dollars for every panel that will produce 4.5 amperes of current. If you want to be able to supply more electricity to your home, then you obviously need to buy more panels and to shell out a bigger amount of money. You would have to prepare at least 1,500 dollars to get five solar panels, which is the usual number that most homeowners settle for. If you want to buy more to ensure that your house will enjoy a more steady electricity flow, then you obviously need to save more.
There are four main components of a solar panel set. The solar panel, controller, battery, and inverter.

Remember that solar panels only convert around 30% of the solar energy they receive, so the length of charging time may vary depending on the weather. A 100W solar panel would be enough to light 4-6 solar lighting bulbs overnight. This depends on the type of bulb you’re using and its electricity consumption. It’s recommended that you get a solar light bulb since they are more efficient when used on a solar lead acid battery.

Solar panels use no maintenance lead acid batteries. The solar panel wattage should watch the battery voltage. A 100W solar panel is compatible with a 12v battery.
The energy gathered from the solar panels will then be converted by either the controller or inverter. The inverter helps regulate the voltage and current flow. Some households don’t use inverters, that’s because they are unnecessary, especially if you will only use your solar panel set for lighting. However, not using an inverter may damage some of your appliances since the current of electricity is not properly regulated.

When buying a new solar panel set, you might have encountered an equipment called a “controller”. Getting a controller is optional, but it’s really one of the wisest investments you’ll make when buying a solar panel system.

The controller will regulate the voltage to keep the batteries from damage as it regulates the current flowing towards the batteries. This is a wiser and cheaper investment to keep you from buying a new battery. Some controllers have an LCD display which shows the battery charging process. If you know the time when the batteries normally go full, you can make adjustments on your consumption and charge time.

Usual controllers are comprised of a transistor while others have the PWM (pulse width modulation) and maximum power point tracking to keep the batteries fully charged. Some controllers also have a “consumer” slot where you can insert a solar lighting wire. Some controllers can be set so that the lights automatically turn on at the specified time.

You should familiarize yourself with the different techniques that you may use to lower the overall cost that you may use. For one, you should look into the DIY process that you can perform in order to install the panels to your home. You would be able to save a big amount if you perform the task yourself, instead of getting a professional to do the job. Try getting the individual materials at discount prices as well, for you to be able to cut off a substantial amount from your overall expenses.

80 Watt Solar Panels that have been located here
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25 Watt Solar Panels As you can see below there are different styles. Some 25 watt panels are completely portable. They can fold up like a laptop case and placed in your tote bag. Use it for your phone, tablet, etc. And then there’s the panel modules that go anywhere from your back porch, camper to your boat. Some attach to frames and some are free standing.

I was looking at one that has an interesting suction mount that is lever release. Seems to have the ability to hold well. Of course I wouldn’t leave it on anything moving down the highway for example. There are plenty of times it would be nice to have a panel with a quick mounting option for a secure fit. One example might be when the wind is a little brisk.

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I was reading some info on how a guy was living out of his van using solar most of the time. Had a nice 2000 dollar system so he was all set. He was asked to test out a 25 watt panel. He said the first thing that crossed his mind was what am I going to do with that? He’s used to 100 watt panels. So he got to thinking that a lot of times when he’s away from the van, like biking he has power requirements. Mainly he likes to listen to his cell phone music and he also was using a GoPro on his helmet. Then he thought that would be cool to keep those items charged up during the day. Especially in situations where he was away from the van for awhile.

Then he decided the way it unfolded he could also use it on his backpack or even spread out over the back of his motorcycle. It could also be used in a coffee shop. Lots of times when they are crowded the plugs are being used to he thought since the panel was small enough he could put it in the window and get what he needed.

The second question is how well do they work? Does cloudy days matter? I would bet some but the panels of today are sooo much better with cloudy days. There are improvements constantly of even the same model I noticed on Amazon, so the companies are paying attention to feedback from buyers in the field. The one I was looking at had 2 usb output ports and had a nice zipper.

Also came with some nice carabiners (metal hooks) to secure it to backpacks. So this little 25 watt fold able panel is looking better to this reviewer so he pull out his iPhone and tablet. It jumped right on the iPhone but not when he plugged in the tablet, he had to unplug the phone and then the tablet kicked in starting to charge nicely. The interesting thing is after the tablet was plugged in he was able to then plug in his iPhone. Maybe the stronger current pull has to lead off?

He was charging nicely after that. One interesting thing is notice in reviews that if people are talking about the snugness of the USB connectors. I know from using a lot of office equipment that sometimes plugs just seem different sizes….not loose but some seem to be almost too tight to the point you have to check to see if you have the right USB connector. Big difference when he got pointed directly at the sun but this isn’t really a surprise to anyone. So in no time he goes from 54% on the phone to 83%,,,or should I say in normal charging time using solar he had that bump. So that is impressive.

Right when the amps were measured he was getting 2.4 amp so that’s not too shabby for a 25 watt panel.
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Here’s info I picked up from the web on Hyundai panels. Which can be found in bulk in the listings above, if it’s not showing now just click on any of the ebay pics above and you will be taken to the solar panel section, from there put in Hyundai Solar panel.

Hyundai Solar Cells are a product of Hyundai Heavy Industries, one of the largest companies in South Korea. Founded in 1972, also a Fortune 500 company. They are known world wide for their green energy products. A lot of their panels can be found online. Often times in bulk for the single user or contractors that supply solar needs to their clients. As far back as 2012 their company global sales were over 60 billion to give you an idea of it’s size. They continue to invest heavily in renewable energy products.

Polysilicon Solar, Wafers Solar Cells, Solar Modules, Solar Systems are available across the net.

MG Series

Multi-crystalline Type

Dimensions 983 mm (38.7”)(W) × 1,645 mm (64.76”)(L) × 35 mm (1.38”)(H)
Weight Approx. 18.5 kg (40.8 lbs)
Solar cells 60 cells in series (6 ×10 matrix) (Hyundai cell, Made in Korea)
Output cables 4 mm2
(12AWG) cables with polarized weatherproof connectors,
IEC certified (UL listed), Length 1.0 m (39.4”)
Junction box IP65, weatherproof, IEC certified (UL listed)
Bypass diodes 3 bypass diodes to prevent power decrease by partial shade
Construction
Front : High transmission low-iron tempered glass, 3.2 mm (0.126˝)
Encapsulant : EVA
Back Sheet : Weatherproof film
Frame Clear anodized aluminum alloy type 6063

Nominal output (Pmpp) W 240 245 250
Voltage at Pmax (Vmpp) V 30.5 30.7 30.9
Current at Pmax (Impp) A 7.9 8.0 8.1
Open circuit voltage (Voc) V 37.7 38.0 38.2
Short circuit current (Isc) A 8.3 8.4 8.6
Output tolerance % +3/-0
No. of cells & connections pcs 60 in series
Cell type – 6” Multi-crystalline silicon (Hyundai cell, Made in Korea)
Module efficiency % 14.8 15.2 15.5
Temperature coefficient of Pmpp %/K -0.43 -0.43 -0.43
Temperature coefficient of Voc %/K -0.32 -0.32 -0.32
Temperature coefficient of Isc %/K 0.048 0.048 0.048

They also produce the Black Black MG series

Dimensions 983 mm (38.7”)(W) × 1,645 mm (64.76”)(L) × 35 mm (1.38”)(H)
Weight Approx. 19.0 kg (41.9 Ibs)
Solar cells 60 cells in series (6 X 10 matrix) (Hyundai cell, Made in Korea)
Output cables 4 mm2 (12AWG) cables with polarized weatherproof connectors,
IEC certified (UL listed), Length 1.0 m (39.4˝)
Junction box IP65, weatherproof, IEC certified (UL listed)
Bypass diodes 3 bypass diodes to prevent power decrease by partial shade
Construction
Front : High transmission low-iron tempered glass, 3.2 mm (0.126˝)
Encapsulant : EVA
Back Sheet : Weatherproof film
Frame Clear anodized aluminum alloy type 6063 (Black)

MI Series

Dimensions 987 mm (38.86”)(W) × 1,965.5 mm (77.38”)(L) × 50 mm (1.97”)(H)
Weight Approx. 29.0 kg (63.8 Ibs)
Solar cells 72 cells in series (6 × 12 matrix) (Hyundai cell, Made in Korea)
Output cables 4 mm2
(12AWG) cables with polarized weatherproof connectors,
IEC certified (UL listed), Length 1.2 m (47.2”)
Junction box IP65, weatherproof, IEC certified (UL listed)
Bypass diodes 3 bypass diodes to prevent power decrease by partial shade
Construction
Front : High transmission low-iron tempered glass, 4.0 mm (0.157”)
Encapsulant : EVA
Back Sheet : Weatherproof film
Frame Clear anodized aluminum alloy type 6063
Electrical Characteristics
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Cool video, a couple of different panels.

Video Transcript

hi folks I’ve mounted my solar panel I just put the solar panel on this metal roof that I’ve got covering my porch and I’ve got it no more or less semi-permanent setup here it is temporary but I want to have it up there probably at least a couple weeks so I wanted to do at least a half decent job of putting it up there neatly and so that it won’t get tangled up now it’s going down and to the bottom of that window which is the window to the room where I have my where I have my portable power pack and also my PWM charge controller and I’ll show you how I got it in there so what I did is I actually drilled a hole in the corner of that screen and then through the window window fittings itself and I put a small hole and I wanted it for the window with clothes and the the wire wouldn’t get all crimped up or anything but I also wanted to have it so that I could plug up those holes once I’m done doing this so here is my little setup and got inside the room now and makes it easier to see these lights it’s hard to see these when it’s all them the bright Sun but that bright one on the Left means that I’ve got a charge coming from my solar panels and the one next to it in the middle is what that means when it’s green like that is that it’s charging the battery if that was flashing then the battery would be completely charged so I’m going to wait and see how long it takes to charge up this portable power pack using that 80 watt panel or the 240 watt panels that I have up on the roof now and I’m going to guess it’s only a guess that that will be completely charged by by this evening sometime probably around six or seven and it’s May 25th right now so the Sun stays up for a good long time we’re going to end it’s a bright sunny day out there there’s not a cloud in the sky so I should be able to get this whole thing completely charged up in that length of time we’ll see this is a this is an unexpected result now I’ve only had this set up now plugged into the battery on this power pack here I’ve only had it set up for about an hour and when I started the the battery was a little bit over 12 volts and now it’s over 13 volts and this charge controller is saying that it’s completely and fully charged and I really wasn’t expecting it to take such a short amount of time it’s far faster than I thought it was because when I use the AC charger it came with this power pack takes a long time to charge it up takes a you know to start with you’re supposed to charge it for thirty four hours and then or is it 48 I forget and then no longer than 34 after that and so I’m I’m very amazed that it took such a short amount of time to charge up that battery I had it at the low power I used it powering up some some lights and in the house here and I used it and ran that battery down now it’s already charged up and it only took a it only took a little bit more than an hour I didn’t exactly time it but it wasn’t a long time so I’m pretty surprised and anyway that that’s about it for this part of it now the next part of the to buy a 35 amp hour sealed battery and there’s one on Amazon that I intend to buy and it cost $65 and once I get it and hook up the power pack to that battery then this experiment will be more or less complete I’ll I’ll just hook that up and power some things with it and I’m probably also going to get a different inverter than the one that I have the one I have is pretty small I’m going to buy one from Harbor Freight yeah I know Harbor Freight sucks but I think this will be okay I really do it’s going to be a fairly large power inverter and we’ll have to just see what happens once I get it so that’s it for this video thanks for watching

25 Watt Solar Panels that have been located here
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