Solar is a great alternative.

A 500W solar panel to be used for many applications

ACOPOWER 500W solar panelACOPOWER 500W solar panel.

The 500W solar panel is a high-performance module. ACOPOWER manufactures these rigid and strong solar modules.

You can connect the five 100-Watt polycrystalline solar panels to get an output power of 500 watt.

It is easy to use the 500W solar module as a battery charger and many more applications.

This high-efficiency (14.35%) ensures the high performance of solar modules. It creates the greatest power output.

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 The system also performs very well under low light, shady and cloudy conditions.

The system has the capability of withstanding heavy snowfalls and strong wind loads.

The system also performs very well under low light, shady and cloudy conditions.

The system has the capability of withstanding heavy snowfalls and strong wind loads.

The 500W solar panel kit comes with;

1) Five pieces of Polycrystalline 100 watt solar panels. It can deliver 500 Watt peak output per hour.  

2) A 40A MPPT LCD Charge Controller.

3) Y Connectors.

4) Cable Entry housing.

5) MC4 solar cable.

6) Solar panel mounting brackets.

With the five 100 watt solar panels, you get about 3000 Watts of power during peak time.

This is 100 watt X 5 panels X 6 hours of sunshine = 3000 Watt.

Now you take losses and non-peak performance into consideration. You can still get a fair 3000 X 85/100 = 2550 Watt per day.

Ignore the 50 watts and you get 2.5 Kilowatt per day

This is a fair amount of cheap electricity for many years to come.

500W Solar Panel Specs per 100 Watt Module

Electrical

The 100 Watt Module

Maximum Power:                                   100Watt.

Open-Circuit Voltage (Voc):                     22V

Optimum Operating Voltage (Vmp):        17.48V

Optimum Operating Current (Imp):          5.72A

Short-Circuit Current (Isc):                       6.21A

Mechanical

Weight:                                                     20.94 lbs.

Dimensions:                                             40.25*26.5*1.38 Inch

Warranty

Solar module with frame;

The solar panel itself comes with a 5-year workmanship warranty.  Also a 25-year 85% output warranty.

Within 30 days of sale: It is possible to return items for a full refund or brand-new replacement. Acopower will cover return shipping due to quality issues. The buyer pays return shipping and replacement shipping due to non-quality issues.

Within 30 days to 6 months:  you can replace items new or refurbished due to quality issues. Acopower will cover return shipping. You can replace items with a restocking fee due to non-quality issues, buyer pays for all shipping.

Within 6 months to 1 year:  you can replace items refurbished due to quality issues. Acopower will cover return shipping.

Within 1 year to 5 years:  you can replace items refurbished due to quality issues. The buyer pays for all shipping.

Solar Charge Controllers;

The controller itself comes with a 1-year warranty.

Within 30 days of sale: You can return items for a full refund or replacement.  Acopower will cover return shipping due to quality issues.  The buyer pays return shipping and replacement shipping due to non-quality issues.

Within 30 days to 6 months:  You can return items new or refurbished due to quality issues. Acopower will cover return shipping.  You can return items with a restocking fee due to non-quality issues, buyer pays for all shipping.

Within 6 months to 1 year:  You can return items refurbished due to quality issues.  The buyer pays for all shipping.

Applications

Designed for RVs;

cabins;

homes;

boats;

back-up;

and remote power use.

The junction box

Junction Box.

The module comes with an IP 65 rated junction box that is waterproof.

You do not have to worry about rainy and misty weather. The 500W solar panel will perform well under these conditions.

Strong Aluminum Frame

The Corrosion-Resistant Aluminum Frame

The panels come with heavy-duty aluminum frames.

It uses low iron high transparency tempered glass of 3.22 mm thick.

The low iron glass allows higher light transmission as well as high transparency.

The MPPT 40A Charge Controller

The 500W solar panel uses a MPPT 40A Charge Controller.

MPPT 45 Amp charge controller

The MPPT charge controller can pair non-matching voltages from panels and batteries.

These controllers adjust their input. That is to bring in the greatest power possible from your solar array. It also varies their output power to match the battery that you attach to the system.

The MPPT controllers are thus much more efficient. This is than the Pulse Width Modulation controllers.

It utilizes the power of your solar panels more effectively to charge a battery.

The MPPT 45 Amp charge controller Specs

Rated charge current:                                                                                        40A

Battery voltage range:                                                                                        9V~32V

Max.PV open circuit voltage:                                                                            100VDC

Max.PV input power:                                                                                           12V/520W, 24V/1024W

Enclosure:                                                                                                                  IP30                                           

Order of Connecting

Connecting; 

Remember when connecting it is important to first connect the battery. Then connect the load and last the solar module itself.

This is to ensure safe operation and safeguard equipment against overload.

The MC4 solar cable

Tray Cable

Each solar panel comes with 1 pair of 30 feet PV cables with MC4 Male/Female connectors. This is to connect to the charge controller.

1pair 8FT 8AWG Tray Cable to connect the charge controller to your battery.

Setting it up is quick and easy.

500W solar panel mounting brackets

Z-brackets

The system comes with five sets of Z-brackets.

The brackets make mounting of the panels easy, safe and secure.

Inverter for the 500W Solar Panel

The system does not come with an inverter. If you want to convert to 110 or 220 volts you have to buy an inverter as well.

Remember when you buy an inverter to give special attention to the sizing thereof. You do not want to go too small. If you go too big though, you waste your money.

Advantages

  • The system is versatile and you can use it for a variety of applications.

  • This works for off-grid systems such as remote cabins and farmhouses.

  • The solar panel mounting brackets make it easy to install.

  • The pre-drilled holes on the back of panels ensure fast mounting and securing.

  • You get excellent performance. Even in low-light and shady conditions.

  • The aluminum frames are corrosion-resistant.
  • The frames can withstand high winds (2400Pa) and snow loads (5400Pa).

  • It also comes with 12AWG cable and quick connectors. (MC4 male/female)

  • High efficiency of the module, as well as charge controller, ensures satisfactory service.  That is for many years ahead.

  • High transparent low-iron, tempered glass.
  • 12V Solar System Designed for off-grid use, with the ability to charge most 12V batteries. That is for Gel, Sealed, Flooded (Wet Cell) and Lithium-Ion.

Disadvantages

Some people think the instructions are poorly written. It is easy though to figure out how to install the 500W solar panel.

To Mention:

The module is light and easy to handle. It is a powerful system and the specs on the panel are close to real output on a normal day.

It actually produces a little more power than rated when you have strong sunlight.

Some people would like the manufacturers to also include an inverter.

Someone called it “Doulbleplusgood”.

In a Conclusion


The 500W solar panel is solid and they take good care with the construction thereof.

It comes with a fantastic warranty to ensure carefree service for many years ahead.

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