Enhance Your Energy Independence with the 160W Narrow Monocrystalline Fiberglass Semi-Flexible Solar Panel
Thinking of incorporating solar power into your caravan, motorhome, RV, boat, or yacht? How about powering your home, farm, or garden office sustainably? Your search ends here. Our semi-flexible solar panels offer reliability, efficiency, and a cost-effective solution with an appealing payback period. Suitable for both flat and curved roofs, these panels cater to stationary domestic, industrial, and commercial buildings, carports, hangars, farms, garden offices, and similar metal rooftops.
100% MADE IN AUSTRIA: Crafted to the highest European quality standards using top-notch Austrian and German components. IEC certified for unrivaled reliability.
UPGRADED FOR MORE POWER: The textured surface of this solar panel minimizes light reflection while maximizing light absorption from every angle. This ensures optimal performance in low light, cloudy conditions, or when sunlight hits at an angle (morning, evening, or winter). Fitted with a 2 x 0.9m cable (4.0mm2 cross-section) with waterproof MC4 connectors, facilitating easy connectivity within your existing system or when linking several panels together.
DURABLE, DUST & WATER RESISTANT: Meticulously designed in plastic reinforced with glass fiber, creating a robust and enduring solar panel. The fiberglass plastic used in this solar panel is exceptionally strong and durable. Soft and sealed edges of the solar panel enhance resilience to mechanical impact on the sides, preventing long-term delamination. High resistance to saltwater environments and the sealed waterproof design make this solar panel ideal for boats and marine applications.
SUPERIOR WARRANTY: Backed by a 5-year workmanship warranty covering material and production defects, providing peace of mind.
FREE TWO-WORKING DAY SHIPPING: Order by 5 PM on a working day for prompt delivery (delivery times may vary to the Scottish Highlands, Islands, and Northern Ireland).
Maximum Bending Guidelines:
The permissible bending for these modules extends up to a minimum bending radius of 2000 mm. Bending should strictly occur lengthwise, avoiding any attempt to bend the modules widthwise. In practical terms, adhering to the 2m minimum bending radius implies maintaining a specific maximum height for the arch when measured against a straight horizontal line.
The maximum arch height of a bent solar module is contingent upon the module's length. The data provided below outlines the maximum arch height corresponding to various panel lengths:
- 50 cm - 16 mm
- 80 cm - 40 mm
- 100 cm - 62 mm
- 120 cm - 89 mm
- 140 cm - 121 mm
- 150 cm - 139 mm
- 170 cm - 178 mm
- 200 cm - 245 mm
Exercise caution to prevent excessive or repeated bending during module handling. The previously mentioned minimum bending radius is solely applicable when permanently mounting the modules on a curved surface. The modules are not engineered to withstand such a maximum bending radius for applications involving periodic bending.
Important Note: The module's curvature must be uniformly distributed across its entire length. Sharp bending may result in permanent damage to the solar cells.
Ensure safety and optimal performance by adhering to these guidelines during module handling and installation.
|Rated (Peak) Power (Wp): 160W in Standard 1000w/m2 solar light
|Open Circuit Voltage (Voc): 22.8V (Vmp =18.7V)
|Short Circuit Current (Isc): 9.5A (Imp = 9.0A)
|Cell Type: Monocrystalline Silicon
|Connector Type: MC4
|Net Weight: 3.7 KG
|Size: 1917 X 548 X 2 mm
Follow the installation instructions meticulously. Any work on solar modules, including wiring, must adhere to general safety standards in conjunction with these installation instructions. Always entrust such tasks to a duly qualified professional. Energian and Photonic Universe disclaim responsibility for any issues arising from inappropriate installation or product use. In addition to the Photonic Universe installation instructions, it is advisable to adhere to the guidelines outlined in the BS IEC 62548:2016 "Photovoltaic (PV) arrays — Design requirements" standard.
The module can be affixed to the surface using an appropriate sealant/adhesive. We recommend SikaFlex 554 super-strong solar panel adhesive for securing solar panels. This adhesive is optimal for fastening solar panels to motorhomes, boats, or caravans. Suitable surfaces include metals, especially aluminum (including anodized), sheet steel (also phosphate, chromate, and galvanized), primers and lacquers (2K systems), ceramic materials, and plastics. It's suitable for securing marine or semi-flexible solar panels to the deck or wheelhouse of a boat. Sikaflex 554 is entirely resistant to saltwater and can endure the harsh sea conditions. Moreover, Sikaflex solar panel adhesive is designed to withstand the most extreme weather conditions.
When using a sealant/adhesive, refrain from utilizing the module until the adhesive is dry (typically 24h).
Before permanent installation, we recommend assessing the module's performance by measuring the open circuit voltage (Voc) and short circuit current (Isc) in bright direct sunlight with no obstructions, and comparing it to the specifications. To achieve readings close to specifications, ensure the sun is high in the clear sky, and the module is facing the sun directly.
Adhesive Tape Bonding:
Warning! The double-sided adhesive tape on the module forms a robust immediate bond on most smooth, hard surfaces and does not allow repositioning. Attempting to remove the module, even if partially attached, can cause severe damage to the solar cells.
To affix the module using the double-sided adhesive tape, follow the Photonic Universe installation instructions. For semi-flexible solar panel installations on pop-top roofs, metal roofs, and smooth surfaces, we recommend using a 3M Mounting Kit.
Self-Adhesive Panel Installation:
Self-adhesive solar modules adhere directly to the roof material rather than being mounted on racking, as is the case with traditional rigid solar panels. Installation is straightforward. Begin by preparing the roof with a cleaning agent, then remove the protective plastic from the back, and securely roll the module into place.