Solar is a great alternative.
The 160 watt solar panel generates cheap solar energy. Use it for on-grid situations or to power your off-grid installation.
The Renogy 160 watt polycrystalline solar panel will be the key element to use.
This is a versatile panel with endless system possibilities.
Features of the 160 watt solar panels
The panel comes with pre-drilled holes at the back.
This is to ensure fast and secure mounting.
The modules are compatible with off-grid as well as on-grid inverters.
The panels come with two stranded, PV rated, output MC4 cables. The positive is a male connector and the negative is a female connector.
It comes with an IP67 rated waterproof junction box.
The box is durable and will last for many years. It provides complete protection against harsh weather conditions.
The junction box contains bypass diodes. Pre-installed by-pass diodes cut power drop caused by shade. This ensures excellent performance in low-light environments.
The only maintenance that you as a user have to do is making sure the cables are not damaged. This is to ensure a good working condition.
Cleaning the surface of the a solar panel is also very important. Use a damp cloth to perform this duty.
If necessary you can buy a proper solar cleaning liquid.
You can also buy a a convenient solar brush for cleaning the surface of the panel.
A dirty panel leads to a big drop in efficiency.
A professional person must perform all other maintenance functions.
Maximum Power: 160Watt.
Open-Circuit Voltage (Voc): 22.3V
Optimum Operating Voltage (Vmp): 18.2V
Optimum Operating Current (Imp): 8.79A
Short-Circuit Current (Isc): 9.72A
Weight: 25.5 lbs.
Dimensions: 8.3 x 26.2 x 1.38 inches.
The 160 watt solar panel is multi-functional. It runs interior lights, charge laptops and handheld devices. It also runs fridges and fans.
It works for RVs, trucks, campers, and boats.
It is important to keep the connectors dry and clean. Be sure to seal the caps before connecting the modules.
When the panels become too hot it tends to give a reduced output. It will be a good idea to set it up on a white surface. It will be better to use Z-brackets that allow for airflow underneath the 160 watt solar panel once mounted.
It is thus advisable to buy a set of Z- brackets.
It is best to keep the panel covered while installing. This will prevent the generation of electricity while you work on the system.
All electrical contacts should be clean and dry.
Take care not to use sharp instruments on the modules. The back sheet is very sensitive.
Avoid trees, buildings, or any other obstructions when installing the modules.