The 10 w solar panel can do many off-grid functions. Also as a battery maintainer.
Acopower distributes these rigid and strong solar modules. This is an Acopower Mono Solar Panel. It is a High-Efficiency Monocrystalline solar panel.
The package does not include a charge controller or mounting
The efficiency of the mono panel is 10.74% and the color is black.
It comes with a junction box and a pair of 90 cm long cables attached to the solar module.
The manufacturer uses high-performance cells that they encapsulate in EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate).
EVA (ethyl vinyl acetate) is available in thin sheets. The manufacturers insert these thin sheets between the solar cells. Also between the module and the top surface. They also use it between the module and the back surface.
They use anodized aluminum frames for solar panels. That provides for high-quality panel rigidity.
One can use these solar panels for many years. You will experience no faults, defects or operating failures.
It comes with a superb warranty for up to 20 years.
On a sunny day with 7 hours of sunlight in mid-summer, you can bargain for the generation of about 60 Watt.
That is 7 x 10 watt = 70 Watt.
Now you allow for a loss of 15% and you get 70 X 85/100 = 59.5 Watt
Round the 0,5 and you get a fair 60 Watt.
Use the 10 w solar panel for bringing power to small electronics while away from the grid.
Peak Power (Pmax): 10W.
Short Circuit current (Isc): 0.62A.
Open circuit voltage (Voc): 21.88V.
Optimum operating current (Imp): 0.57A.
Optimum power voltage (Vmp): 17.5V.
Module efficiency: 10.74%.
Power Tolerance: +/- 3%.
Operating Temperature: -45 to +85°C.
Weight: 1Kg(2.2) lb.
Dimension: 295x290x20mm(11.5 X 11.5 X 0.9 Inch.)
Manufactory Location: Made in United States.
Battery operated fans;
Automatic gate opener battery;
Working well to keep stored vehicles charged. Use with a charge controller.
Small household lighting system;
Portable solar power;
All small power electrical devices & small PV system;
Other off-grid applications.
A downside is that there's no mounting hardware. It would be good to include an
option with mounting brackets at a higher price.
blocking diodes in the junction box can lead to drainage of your battery. This
is if you do not use a charge controller.(Best practice is to use a controller.)
you charge a battery, you need a charge controller.
you run your fan or led light, you need both battery and charge controller.
you want to charge an ACOPower portable solar generator you do not need a
solar module comes with a 5 year workshop and 20 years output warranty.
The 10 w solar panel is small and sturdy and worth the money.