Solar is a great alternative.
The 200 watt portable solar panel is ready for a variety of functions.
You can also use it as a battery maintainer to prevent batteries from complete drainage. Use it to charge your portable appliances.
Renogy supplies the Monocrystalline portable solar module. It exists of two 100-watt 12 V solar panels. It is two 100-watt Eclipse solar panels.
This is a suitcase kit with an own handle to carry, it is portable, quick to set up, and easy to transport.
The Monocrystalline cells come with a high conversion
The 200 watt portable solar panel kit contains 2X 100-Watt solar
modules. The two panels fold together to become a solar suitcase.
The suitcase operates with hinges and latches to fold it and
hold it together. It comes with an own handle to carry when you fold it.
They call it the Renogy 200 watt off-grid portable foldable
solar panel suitcase. They make use of premium Eclipse panels to give you the
They use heavy-duty 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 25 years.
On a sunny day with 7 hours of sunlight in mid-summer, you
can bargain for the generation of about 2.4 Kilowatt.
That is 7 x 200 watt = 1.4 Kilowatt.
Now you allow for a loss of 15% and you get 1400 X 85/100 =
Add 0.01 and you get a fair 1.2 Kilowatt.
The 200 watt portable solar panel kit comes with;
Two x 100-watt premium Eclipse panels.
Adjustable, corrosion-resistant kickstand.
A heavy-duty handle and latches for longevity.
20A waterproof Voyager charge controller.
Solar cable with MC4 connectors to the charge controller.
Cable with MC4 connectors to alligator clips on the other
end. Including a built-in 15 Ampere fuse in the cable.
The portable solar module weighs 33.60 lbs.
Largest system voltage: 600V DC.
Maximum power:(Pmax) 200W.
Open-Circuit Voltage: 21.2 V.
Optimum Operating Voltage: 17.7V.
Short-Circuit Current: 11.72A.
Optimum Operating Current: 10.35A.
Folded Dimension: 41.3 x 21.1 x 3.1 inches.
Weight: 33.60 lbs.
and many more.
To make the 200 watt solar panels fully operational we need a charge controller, battery and an inverter.
Size the charge controller by dividing max watts per hour by total volts.
This is 200/12 = 16.7 Ampere
Add 25% for safety and you get 16.7 X 1.25 = a 20 Amp charge controller.
A 20 Amp charge controller comes with the 200 watt portable solar panel.
Size the battery by dividing the total watt by volts.
This is 200 watt x 6 hours sunlight ( Depending on your area.) X .85 for losses/ 12 volt x 2 for DOD.(Depth of discharge to take at 50%.)
This is 200 x 6 x .85 / 12 x 2 = 170 Amp Hours .
Size the inverter by deciding the max watts to be utilized at once.
The max output of the panel is 200 watt.
Rule of thumb is to use an inverter 1.25 to 1.5 times more than max watts.
In this case we can work with a 200 x 1.5 = 300. A 300 watt inverter will be a good choice.
This is a 20A built-in 5-stage solar charge controller. It provides overcharge protection, to reduce fire risk.
The Voyager charge controller allows you to watch your
system with its LCD screen. You can flush-mount it in your RV.
It is compatible with gel, sealed, and flooded batteries.
Nominal Voltage: 12 VDC.
Max. PV Input Voltage: 26 VDC.
Operating Temperature: -40°F to 185°F.
Weight: 0.88 lbs.
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.
Some people complain that the legs were not strong enough. It is possible though to buy some "L" brackets to make your own.
More flexible connectors and longer wiring can be more
The packaging is of high quality.
The zippered case is strong. It protects the panels very
The latches are sturdy and strong, mounting onto the case is
solid and strong.
The suitcase comes with a spring-loaded handle that is easy
to operate. It folds itself flat against the case when opening.
Setting up the panel is quick and easy.
The recommendation is to keep the panels clean for better
Sweep off dust and dirt from the panel surface using a soft brush.
You can use a wet cloth to wipe the panel surface to remove the remaining dirt and grime. Do this when the sweeping is complete.
It comes with twenty five-year power output warranty. 5 year/95% efficiency rate, 10 year/90%
efficiency rate, 25-year/80% efficiency rate.
Three-year material and workmanship warranty.
One-year material warranty.
The 200 watt portable solar panel is efficient, reliable, smart, and safe. Buy it to operate various portable appliances.