How do you set your offroad/overland vehicles solar system? Why you need solar powered?

Paul installed 3pcs Lensun flexible solar panel (50W, 30W, 20W) on his offroad vehicle Nissan Xterra roof and hood.

Click link to shop http://www.lensunsolar.com/Flexible-solar-panel/Black-flexible-solar-panel

The following are some questions we returned to him about the use of solar panels, and how he seted the off grid solar system on his car.

Why he installed solar panels in his car, and what convenience does solar powered bring to his life.

Lensun: hi Paul, many thanks for your puchased, how’s did you connect the solar panel?

Paul: Solar panels are hook to the redarc bcdc controller, Alternator takes over when the car is started. The system is all run off the battery and solar panels what you’re looking at in the picture is not hooked to the car at all, but through the bcdc controller to the front battery. (the front battery is the car primary battery, the back battery is the 2nd battery)

Front is controlled by the bcdc controller has two separate systems. Front battery is its own system, back battery has its own system, they do not share at all.  But by alternator, when I go out camping or I use a lot more power I hook up more solar panels and lay them on the ground.

The following is the front battery(car primary battery)

I just took it right now and it’s dark outside, this is the monitoring system that I put in for it, this is just the secondary battery, top solar panel give to the battery, second refrigerator, 3rd AC power, 4th DC power.

Lensun: So the car battery is charged by alternator and the solar panel charge the 2nd battery?

Paul: Yes, except Redarc bcdc solar is always charging according to redarc. Solar panels are only for the 2nd back battery,  the hook up to the front battery from the bcdc controller,  it’s only so it can see the alternator.

Hate to say it, but the 2pcs 100 foldable panels are Renogy I lay out when we go camping. Supposedly this is supposed to be there high end model,  it’s fading bending,  and looks like crap,  it’s only in the few days a month sun.

Lensun: how do you installed the flexible solar panel on the car roof? 

Paul: I screwed them on the sides, and made a little platform for the back, so I could screw it in, and then just use silicone on sides, cuz I remember the wind would pull it up some in the heat.

That’s real world pictures not cleaned just walked out at lunch, and took the pictures you want me to I wash them, they probably not been washed in over 3 months right there.

Nothing is underneath them to seal them under, I just put the screws and then seal around the sides, so I can remove them really easy.

I drove around for a few days with just the bolts and the heat cause them to come up a little bit so that’s why I put the seal around the sides.

Lensun: hi Paul, many thanks for your reply. could you tell us whats this black board under the solar panel, is it a aluminum board, pcb board or others?

Paul: ABS plastic really heavy duty good stuff, Really thin does not bend that easy weather’s really well.

Lensun: hi Paul, total Lensun 110w flexible solar panel, is it enough for you to use? did you check how many amp they produce perday?

Paul: It works perfect, when it is over a hundred degrees outside refrigerator comes on a lot more than regular, so I usually lay out a hundred Watt on the ground,  and if we’re out camping I have a total of 2pcs 100w on the ground, and the 110w on car family of 4pcs,  so they like there Electronics. The battery can support 340 watts.

Most I’ve seen come in is around 15 amps, the bcdc controller can support 40 amps, and the battery can support and Max of 25 amps, so round 310 works out well,  when on camping and driving around in daily use 110 works fine,  now park for a few days if it’s really really hot, I have to lay out 100 Watts more.

The two I lay on the ground are Renogy 100 Watts each,  wife got them for me gift,  they’re hard to take care of though,  so flimsy and cheap made and fading and bending.

Lensun: how many watt of your fridge? is it 12v?

Paul: When it’s on it pulls around 5 amps. I run it at about 33 degrees. It’s the ARB 37 I think. I have the 50 but it was too big for my vehicle

Lensun: the back 85amp battery only power the fridge or power other electronice devices too?

Paul: It Powers everything,Inside the vehicle,I have USB plugs cigarette lighters.
Two surge protectors 1500 watt sine inverter used for pumps to air up flotation devices, when we go to the lake, believe it’s used to run a coffee machine when we go camping, and a lot of other things.

Lensun: do you think the solar is a must for you? we found most of the people do not install solar panel on their offroad vehicles or have a foldable solar panel.

Paul: For me yes, I love it,  I run a refrigerator sometimes,  I bring a TV, sometimes I bring the PS4 for the kids,  it makes coffee in the morning, phone chargers all depends on the situation.

If we’re at the lake,  I need air pumps,  if I’m camping sometimes my lights go out,  I need to charge them, Bluetooth speakers need charging,  I can go on and on how much I need it

With the refrigerator in the vehicle,  it also works great when you’re picking up the kids from school,  you don’t need to stop by the gas station,  and spend $15 on snacks,  just go to grocery store and put it in the fridge, Lunchables Gatorades Waters sodas are a must for kids, gas station runs get expensive.

Without the solar panels, I couldn’t run the refrigerator or anything else, most vehicle batteries die with a cell phone charging for few hours.

Lensun: many thanks. How do people charge the 2nd battery if they do not have solar panel?

Paul: They tie the batteries together the alternator is not smart enough, when done that way to charge both batteries. The back battery will die. You could try to use a battery isolator, but most newer cars have a smart alternator and only see the front battery, so when the front battery is full, it will also see the back battery as full, and just trickle charge it.

Lensun: but the alternator only work when the car drive, but the car does not always drive.

Paul: Yep so you have to have solar. That’s why I have solar. I sit in my car, and watch movies waiting for the wife sometimes in the grocery store. All my kids are practicing baseball or softball. I sit in the car and watch movies. Don’t have to waste gas with the car running.

Here’s another pic from a while back, I was going sleeping on the beach for two nights,  ended up just sleeping in the vehicle, so I set my vehicle up this way. Sheets were not on the foam mattresses at the time of picture.

If you go camping in the wild and don’t have solar panel,  there’s really no reason to bring a second battery it’s going to die so fast.

Lensun: Most people camping in the camp park, for example Kampgrounds of America, Good Sam Club… etc, people can get electronic there.

Paul: So if they go to a plug up one and pay the extra,  you wouldn’t need a battery they have power outlets at those campsites. I don’t like those, because too many people are around. Feel like I’m in a parking lot with trees growing out of it too many people around.

Lensun: so installed solar panel solved the problem of outdoor power, no need to worry about the battery is dead.

Paul: Yeah, I don’t have to worry about power,  my battery sits and float mode a lot even, when I am charging like 3 or 4 cell phones and speakers plugged in, and running a tablet on Wi-Fi, why the kids watch a movie no more dead battery.
Now at night you got to watch what type of fan to run, so you don’t kill your battery in the morning. Most small USB fans are fine you can actually run two or three of those at night.
Most tablets will last the night without even being charged, then the next day you can charge while you’re swimming.

Lensun: What do you think of the hood heat effect the solar panel’s output, did you test it? 

Paul: I live in Texas that Sun is hot here, there’s no car engine going to going to get as hot as that sun.

The solar panel that I lay on the ground we’ll get 170 +, the one on my hood we’ll get 170 +, not sure if it’s affecting. I’m sure it is but I don’t worry about it, I would just add another solar panel somewhere.

You would be really surprised with the heat shield underneath the hood,  it’s just as hot in the Sun on top of your hood as the same as your trunk, they make the heat shields on vehicles under the hood they actually work. I’m sure it’s affecting it, mine’s been on there while and it works great.

If your engine gets around 200 degrees in Texas, it’s almost 200 degrees on your back trunk. Engine heat not really affecting it in my opinion, those heat shields under the hood work pretty well.

When I got into the solar, and putting all the electronics in my car.  I bought a heat gun, so I could take temperatures, I was worried about the redarc controller overheating.

Lensun: so did you test the temperatures?

Paul: The ones on the roof we’re getting round 170 and the ones on the hood was getting around 170 and the ones on the ground we’re getting around a 170.

Lensun: so the hood’s temperaturer is almost same as the car’s roof, back trunk?

Paul: Yeah it really does not affect as much as people think.

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Contact information

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Tel:    UK +44 2032875806

US +1 (323) 2845027

China: +86 15759769602

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Email: info@lensunsolar.com , lensunsolar@gmail.com

Why choose Lensun flexible solar panel, what they said?

More and more customers choose LENSUN,  thanks for their feedback and pictures.

Click link to shop http://www.lensunsolar.com/Flexible-solar-panel/Black-flexible-solar-panel

 

1. Joey installed a Lensun 80W flexible solar panel on his Toyota FJ curiser

Lensun: hi Joey, why you choose lensun flexible solar panel but not other brands when you bought the solar panel?
Joey: Good reviews and good price. Many are overpriced for what you get.
I get a ton of compliments on my solar setup on the hood. There are many that have painted or put vinyl on this area so it is a very good addition. The solar panel works perfect in that area.


Joey: The black solar panel was a good color for me as it matched and was hidden well with my blacked out area on my hood.

The following is Joey’s review on our page

“I have used many products made by Lensun. I have an 80W flexible mounted to my FJ Cruiser that charges my second battery which powers my fridge/freezer and keeps it going. I also have the 100W folding all weather solar charger which charges the batteries on my off-road trailer giving me lighting, charging station for cell phones, Garmin and water pumps. I recently have acquired their folding 10w cell phone charger.

Their products are high quality. The charge is excellent. They withstand any weather you throw at them and they will last for many years. I highly recommend their products and will not consider another brand now that I have had such a good experience with the company and their products.”

 

2.Paul bought 50W, 20W and 30W Flexible solar panel for his Nissan Xterra

Lensun: by the way, why you choose lensun flexible solar panel but not other brands?

Paul: “You guys make them all black and they’re a lot stronger not sure what that material is, but it holds up. When driving around winds blowing over it also, I have all these little white dings in the one on the hood still works great, the Renogy one I had on before last at 2 months and it broke on the hood.

I’ve had three branches scrape against the one, Lensun are a lot stronger, not sure what that material use is, but you’re doing it right. It is stronger.”

Lensun: Our flexible solar panel backboard is made of firberglass back sheet which is more heat-dissipating and heat-resistant than PET backsheet. Most flexible solar panels on the market use cheap PET backsheets. PET backsheets are not heat-resistant and are easily deformed and bulged.

Paul: So that’s why my Renogy one is all folded everywhere, and is faded and looks like crap, I only lay those out every now and then.

If you lay a Renogy solar panel there foldable, it actually forms itself to the ground, and gets all bended everywhere.

I just throw it in the Box, I don’t try to bend it back still works sometimes.

Lensun: all lensun flexible solar panel and foldable solar panels the first layer is ETFE, ETFE has non-adhesive surface properties. Highly stain-resistant and easily gets cleaned by the rain.
Paul: I do notice that I do not have to clean them that often the ones on my car.

That’s real world pictures not cleaned just walked out at lunch, and took the pictures you want me to I wash them, they probably not been washed in over 3 months right there

 

3. John installed a Lensun 80W flexible solar panel on his Toyota FJ cruiser hood.

Lensun: why did you choose Lensun but not other brand when you bought the solar panel?
John: Lensun had the best size, quality, and price of any flexible solar panel on the market. I’d love to try out your foldable panels too.
My truck goes to around 6 off road shows a summer and gets so much attention just for the lensun solar on the hood

My truck in the snow. Panel is really tough.

Myself and five other friends all have lensun solar panels on our hoods. basically all of the vehicles on your Instagram page with solar panels on the hoods were started by me. Most of those trucks are based out of Colorado in the US.

John’s review on our page

“I have the 80W flexible panel custom mounted to the hood of my FJ Cruiser and it fits perfectly! It’s been delivering solid performance for the past 2 years to top off my dual battery system. I’d recommend Lensun panels for the quality and output any day!”

 

4. Thomas installed 2pcs 100W flexible solar panel on his VW T5 roof

“I installed these Solar panels on my van last summer! Now i’m able to run all kind of electric tools from my van! I used to run out of power after a few hours of work/ loading battery’s of my DeWalt tools, now the battery’s get filled up whenever the sun is shining!”

“Hi, the 200 watt panel is conected to 2 x 75 ah yellowtop batt from optima
Running the engel fridge and the lights with it. No problems at all. I will recomend the set to my customers.
I am using him now for 3 months on our Marokko/mauretanie trip Topppp.”

 

If any question or advice, Please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale request just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel:    UK +44 2032875806
US +1 (323) 2845027
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: info@lensunsolar.com, lensunsolar@gmail.com

 

Customize flexible solar panel for Hummer H3 hood

Solar panels are becoming an indispensable part for people in overlanding, but many of the standard solar panels available on the market are not so suitable for mounting on the car’s hood, we received a Shawn’s email about his Hummer H3 hood Demand for custom solar panels. (If you want to buy the stardard solar panels just click link to shop http://www.lensunsolar.com/Flexible-solar-panel/Black-flexible-solar-panel.)

Thanks Shawn’s feedback of the flexible solar panel which we customed for his Hummer H3 hood, and share us his installation pictures.

1. Shawn located in the U.S., El paso, TX, USA, he contacted us this year and asked if we could custom a flexible solar for his Hummer H3’s hood.

“I am looking to install a flexible solar panel on my vehicle and was wondering if you are limited to just squares or rectangles. The dimensions are roughly. 35″ long x 34″ at the top tapering down to 31″ at the bottom. I currently have a 60 watt panel mounted on my roof rack and I want to clear up some space. I would like to keep the panel at about 50-80 watts, if it’s possible to squeeze more that would be awesome. I use it for long overland trips to keep a battery bank charged. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I can provide better dimensions, just wanted to see if this is feasible for you and also the cost.”

2. As our reqeust he sent us the size of his Hummer H3 hood

3. Our engineer team design the drawing as the size, 75W 18V Flexible Solar Panel

4. Confirm the details with Shawn

Peak power: 75W
Solar cell efficiency: 20-21%
Maximum power voltage: 18V
Maximum power current: 4.16A
Open circuit voltage: 21.24V
Short circuit current: 4.58A
Power allowance range: +/-3%
Maximum system voltage: 500V
Values at standard test conditions: Air Mass – AM1.5, Irradiance – 1000W/m2, Cell Temperature – 25°C

Laminated for weather resistance
Laminated with fiberglass + ETFE + Silicon cell + EVA + Tedlar
Solar cells: Monocrystalline
Dimensions: 780 x 780 x 2.5mm/31 X 31 X 0.01 inches
Back sheet: Black Fiberglass
J-Box: IP 67 rated

Not eyelets, Cable 1.5 meters/5ft

5. Shawn made the payment by Paypal

6. The solar panel finished

7. Shawn shared us his installation details

Shawn “I got the panels today they are great. I posted some on Instagram. Thank you for making these.”

“thanks for the custom panels. After a little trimming it fit perfectly in the hood. Didn’t have full sun today but I was getting 1.98 amps to my batteries with it being overcast. Couldn’t be happier with the end result. I will update this as time goes by. Thanks again!!”

“The panel is held in place with double side 3M tape, I did not put a piece of vinyl down before I placed the panel. It is attached straight to the hood.”

Lensun: Do you want to charge the original battery of the car or second battery? How much AMS is the battery?

Shawn: On the white H3, I have it set up for extended traveling. The buzz word in America right now is overlanding. This panel will keep auxiliary batteries charged and topped off. I have two optima yellow top 34 batteries(two AGM yellow top Optimum 55AH battries.) that run my fridge, and different accessories.

Lensun: Are you satisfied with our solar panels ?

Shawn: So far that are amazing, I am very pleased with them.

Any customize request, just contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays.

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel:    UK +44 2032875806
US +1 (323) 2845027
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: info@lensunsolar.com, lensunsolar@gmail.com

Date: 23th, Dec., 2019

Lensun Waterproof ETFE 10W 5V Solar Panel Charger, USB Port Charge your cell phone and all USB Electronic devices

Lensun Waterproof ETFE 10W 5V USB Solar Panel Charger

Early Bird price only USD39/PC, Click link to shop http://www.lensunsolar.com/ETFE-Solar-chargers?product_id=312

Powers your smartphone, camera, and other USB devices quickly and directly from the sun. Attach to your pack or stash away in your favorite travel bag for power on-the-go.

Compatible with All USB Devices
Water-Resistant ETFE Coating

The ETFE Advantage
Compared to traditional PET solar panels, Lensun’s ETFE coating will last 3X longer in outdoor environments.
And ETFE integrated Lamination solar panels do not reflect the light. Dimple technology on the surface captures more sunlight and increases 5% solar absorption rate.

Check our Youtube waterproof test video !!!

 Features:

1. RAPID CHARGING: Charges your phone as fast as it charges at home using industry leading high-efficiency PERC Monocrystalline solar cells. Approximately 1.5 hours in direct sunlight charges most smartphones completely

2. TOUGH IN THE SUN: HIGH QUALITY, TESTED MATERIALS. The waterproof, UV, and scratch-resistant coating is built to last and go wherever you go. The 10 Watts / 5V folding panel uses ETFE coating instead of PET to last outside at least 3x longer than competitors’ products (5+ years)

3. ULTRA LIGHT, COMPACT DESIGN: (Open: 410x195mm/16×7.6inch,280g/9.9 oz) Attach to your favorite backpack or stash into the smallest of spaces in your travel bag. Sturdy metal grommets allow for easy mounting on various backpacks, bicycles, and touring gear

4. COMPATIBILITY: Designed to power thousands of devices that charge from USB, including various handheld devices and smartphones, and DSLR camera batteries. Including Apple iPhone, Android, Samsung Galaxy, Blackberry smartphones, Apple iPads and Samsung Tablets, iPods, Sony, Nikon, Canon, and GoPro digital cameras

5. Waterproof for everyday use: UV- and scratch-resistant for prolonged use

6. WARRANTY: 24 month warranty on defects in materials and workmanship

Charging Devices:
1. Open the foldable solar charger and spread them to direct sunshine.
2. Connect foldable solar charger with mobile phone or power bank etc. Through the cable. The folding solar charger will be charging devices automatically.

Product parameters:

Maximum power(Pmax): 10W
Max Operating current(Imp ): 1.9A
Working voltage(Vmp):5V
Unfold size: 410x195mm/16×7.6inch
Folding size: 195x100x15mm/7.7x4x0.6inch
N.W.: 280g/9.9 oz

Packing:

1 x 10W 5V  folding solar charger with USB port

If any question or advice, Please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale request just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information

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Tel:    UK +44 2032875806

US +1 (323) 2845027

China: +86 15759769602

Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602

Skype: lensunsolar

Email: info@lensunsolar.com , lensunsolar@gmail.com

Review of Lensun 200W Folding Solar Panel

Thanks for our customer Greg gave us the feedback of Lensun 200W Folding Solar Panel

Why Greg choose folding solar panel?

Greg: “I must add a parallel port to my existing controller – panel set-up. I have two 180-watt panels on the top of my RV. I purchased these to provide a portable setup as many times the camper is in the shade”

So he bought a Lensun 200W Folable Solar Panel with MC4 Connector Because Greg has solar controller, so he bought the MC4 model, we have the another model come with solar controller too, just click link to check all our foldable solar panel http://www.lensunsolar.com/Foldable-solar-kit

The following is Greg’s review on http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/forums/f20/auxiliary-portable-folding-solar-panels-23929.html

“My 200 watt unit is from www.lensunsolar.com It has 5 40 Watt panels that fold out and deploy at an angle. The panel I purchased did not come with a controller, it just has MC4 connectors.

To hook the folding panel into my existing system I used a Marinco 12VCP – ConnectPro Receptacle & Plug Kit”

I wired the receptacle in parallel with my existing panels. I chose to use Dual PowerPost Cable Connectors , but you could get away with paralleling at the controller in most cases.

I made a quick cable by cutting the ends off one of the sides of a MC4 extension cable. and connecting to the plug. You see below the panel is deployed in my driveway. This was about 10:30 in the morning and I was getting consistently over 9 amps, when combined with the panels on the top of the van I was reading 25 amps. Total wattage of panels all panels is 560 watts.

22” x 21” x 2.5”, also the extension cable rolls up nicely and fits in the zippered pouch.

And more importantly stowed in the rig.

I used to think suitcase type solar was just another unneeded piece of jewelry for our van/overland addiction. I was wrong, they have come a long way. Impressive output Greg and Felix.

On my last outing I was having issues with my refrigerator, so deploying the aux panels became very important. I was able to keep moving the panels as the sun was going down and extend the time I was receiving solar.
Moving the 5 panels setup can be a little challenging, but still very doable. For the size this takes up and power it can provide I give is a solid thumbs up

I also had purchased a very cheap aux setup a while back, it is basically two flexible panels held together with a zipper. The quality of the unit lacks so I will not be posting a review on it.

Most of the cheap folding/foldable solar panel, the first layer is made of PET film, thats why their solar panel is easily fade and get scratched. But Lensun use Japanese ETFE film. Compare with PET film, ETFE film has the following advantages. 

1. ETFE film is much more highly scratch-resistant than the PET film. That’s why other brand PET foldable solar panel has scratched everywhere, although you don’t use it every day. And the Lensun flexible solar panel on the hood still strong without scratching.

2. ETFE film self-cleaning, not easy to stick dust, high stain resistance, and easily gets cleaned by the rain. Do not have to clean them often.

3. ETFE film with high temperature resistance and highly flame retardant. Suitable for use in temperatures ranging from -65°C to +150°C. It can be installed safely in hot climates. PET film is not resistant to high temperatures and is easy to fade. Thats why other brand PET foldable solar panel is faded.

4. ETFE integrated Lamination solar panels do not reflect the light. Dimple technology on the surface captures more sunlight and increases 5% solar absorption rate.

If any question or advice, Please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale request just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information

www.lensunsolar.com

Tel:    UK +44 2032875806

US +1 (323) 2845027

China: +86 15759769602

Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602

Skype: lensunsolar

Email: info@lensunsolar.com , lensunsolar@gmail.com

Customize flexible solar panel for Toyota 4Runner hood

We have some customers who bought and installed a Lensun 65w black flexible solar panel on their Toyota 4Runner‘s hood to charge their car battery or 2nd battery.

Why they do not install the solar panel on the roof but on the hood?

Because many people have sunroofs, racks, tents etc on the roof’s. Vehicles hood’s are generally unused wasted space.

After communicating with our customers, we learned that they hope to install a larger solar panel on the hood, but our existing standard models are not suitable, then we decided to custom a  flexible solar panel for their requests.

Accroding our customers gave us the size of the Toyota 4Runner hood, our engineer team design a 100W 22V Flexible Solar Panel. This solar panel will be available in a few days.

Why choose Lensun flexible solar panels for  vehicles’ hood?

1.All Lensun flexible solar panels first layer is ETFE Film, ETFE film has non-adhesive surface properties. Highly stain-resistant and easily gets cleaned by the rain.

The following picture of Lensun 20w and 30w flexible solar panel from our customer Paul, he installed a Lensun 50w flexible solar panel on his Nissan Xterra hood and 20w, 30w on the roof. He said “That’s real world pictures not cleaned just walked out at lunch, and took the pictures you want me to I wash them, they probably not been washed in over 3 months right there”

2. Lensun flexible solar panel is made of the strong black fiberglass back sheet, its more heat-dissipating and heat-resistant than the PET backsheet. Most flexible solar panels on the market use cheap PET backsheets. PET backsheets are not heat-resistant and are easily deformed and bulged.

The following is our customer’s answer why choose Lensun

Paul: “You guys make them all black and they’re a lot stronger not sure what that material is, but it holds up. When driving around winds blowing over it also, I have all these little white dings in the one on the hood still works great, the Renogy one I had on before last at 2 months and it broke on the hood” (Paul has a Renogy 100w foldable solar panel too)

Joey: “Good reviews and good price. Many are overpriced for what you get.”(He installed a Lensun 80w flexible solar panel on his Toyota FJ Curiser hood)

barnardtruffles: “Lensun had the best size, quality, and price of any flexible solar panel on the market. I’d love to try out your foldable panels too. My truck goes to around 6 off road shows a summer and gets so much attention just for the lensun solar on the hood.” (He installed a Lensun 80w flexible solar panel on his Toyota FJ Curiser hood)

Any customize request, just contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays.

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel:    UK +44 2032875806
US +1 (323) 2845027
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: info@lensunsolar.com, lensunsolar@gmail.com

Date: 27th, Nov., 2019

Hood Flexible Solar Panel

Most off-road vehicles have a second battery that powers the refrigerator and other electronic devices. When the engine is running the 2nd battery is charged from the alternator but isolated when the engine is off.

The summers are very hot and if the vehicle is parked for a few days with the fridge running you risk draining the battery. While at a campsite, you can put out a portable solar panel. However, when parked in other locations you need a permanently affixed solar panel that wouldn’t get stolen.

Most of the off-road vehicles roof has a luggage rack and needs to be loaded with luggage, so can not install solar panel on the roof. Its a good choice for install the solar panel in the flat hood.

The following is our customers installation cases.

1. Lensun 80W Black flexible solar panel installed on Toyata FJ Cruiser, to keep the electronics safely running off the battery when the FJ is sitting.

The 80w flexible solar panel with rubber strip to protect the edge and make the solar panel stouter. Click link to shop http://bit.ly/2k3yiXm-lensun-80w-flexible-solar-panel

2. Lensun Lensun 80W Black flexible solar panel installed on Toyota FJ Cruiser to charge for auxiliary battery.

3. Lensun 100W Black Flexible Solar Panel installed on Toyota FJ Cruiser, charge for the second battery 75Ah, the battery power fridge, the solar keeps the fridge running 24/7.

Click link to shop http://bit.ly/2KAYDoW-lensun-100w

4. Lensun 60W Black Flexible Solar Panel installed on Toyota Tacoma

Click link to shop http://bit.ly/2YCtdYS-lensun-60w

5. Lensun 55W and 30W Flexible Solar Panel installed on Nissan Patrol. Charge for 2x22Ah backup batteries to keep the ARB fridge and other some electronics and laptop. The solar panels act as a backup and make the car look good as well.

Click link to shop

Lensun 55w flexible solar panel http://bit.ly/2SuI1mc-lensun-55w-flexible-solar-panel
Lensun 30w flexible solar panel http://bit.ly/2Y0QxOV-lensun-30w-flexible-solar-panel

6. Lensun 60W Flexible Solar Panel installed on Toyota Lexus

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7. Lensun 110W Flexible Solar Panel installed on Toyota FJ Cruiser

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New Lensun 100W flexible rubberized solar panel Review from JustinCredibleTV

Review from JustinCredibleRV of Lensun 100W Flexible Solar Panel which with Rubber Strip.

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Lensun New 100W 12V Flexible Solar Panel with Rubber Strip to Protect the Edge, made the solar panel stouter, avoid the delamination, special for marine environment.

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Installing a Lensun ETFE Flexible Solar Panel on a Fiberglass Hightop

Thanks Robert share us his installation experience of Lensun flexible solar panel.

This is the origian link of Robert’s web https://twomeander.com/installing-a-lensun-etfe-flexible-solar-panel-on-a-fiberglass-hightop/

Solar electrical systems are found on many RVs and camper vans. I have had a portable panel that I could deploy while camping, but in our most recent video we show how I went about installing a Lensun ETFE flexible solar panel on a fiberglass hightop.

Hightops are wonderful options in camper vans and Class B RVs as they make the rig much more comfortable. One of the challenges that they introduce, however, is that it is more difficult to mount solar panels to the roof. This is particularly true if the fiberglass hightop is not reinforced with wood ribs to provide a strong point to secure the panels.

The fiberglass hightop on my conversion van camper is not reinforced, and it is curved everywhere. There is literally not a single flat spot on the hightop roof. I was also unable to find an “off the shelf” roof rack that would clear the hightop which left me with the options of custom fabricating a roof rack or installing flexible solar panels that would conform to the curve of the roof.

Lensun ETFE Flexible Solar Panel
Lensun reached out to me about the same time that I was starting to shop for a panel to see if I would be interested in trying their new ETFE flexible solar panel. Since I was actively looking for a flexible panel, and Lensun is a brand that I had heard good things about during my research, I agreed to accept a flexible solar panel to test and review.

ETFE is the new flexible solar panel technology (as opposed to the older PET technology). ETFE panels feature a stronger, fiberglass back sheet, greater efficiency, increased corrosion resistance and temperature range, and improved resistance to dirt and dust buildup. On top of all these benefits, the ETFE panels are more attractive (at least in my opinion).

Installing a Flexible Solar Panel on a Fiberglass Hightop


There are several options for attaching flexible solar panels to the roof of a vehicle. One option is to bolt them down to a roof rack (if one is installed or available for the vehicle). Popular options for installing flexible solar panels to fiberglass or rubber roofs include using VHB tape or Eternabond tape. We went a similar, but slightly different, route with our installation.

Our friend, Glenn, did quite a bit of testing with different products to secure flexible solar panels to the fiberglass roof of his van three years ago. His recommendation was Dual Lock Reclosable Fastener from 3M. If you are not familiar with this product, think of an industrial strength Velcro only different (Dual Lock utilizes a bunch of mushroom-shaped tabs that lock together). The stuff is incredible strong – and it comes apart should the panel ever need to be removed.

As an added layer of security, I also applied a strip of 4″ Eternabond tape to the leading edge of the flexible solar panel. It is the leading edge that will lift and fail first so this extra precautionary step allows me more peace of mind while driving down the highway.

I have had this flexible solar panel installed for several weeks now and have been pleased with the performance. Everything is working as it should and the panel is reliably putting out power all day every day.

Visit the Lensun Solar website to learn more about the 100 Watt ETFE flexible solar panel that we installed on my van.

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We recorded an entire video detailing installing the Lensun ETFE flexible solar panel.

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What’s PERC solar cells? What’s the difference between the Standard and PERC solar cells?

In the past year, Lensun has updated all flexible solar panels and folded solar panels to the latest and most efficient(21.5-22.5%) PERC solar cells. Lensun use PERC 5BB 156.75×156.75 and 158.75×158.75 Solar cells.

(Lensun 100W ETFE Black flexible solar panel made of PERC 5-Busbar 158.75×158.75 solar cells)

But most customers don’t know what PERC solar cell and PERC solar cell are difference from conventional solar cells. A summary of key information is prepared to understand the PERC solar cell.

PERC Solar Cell Features

1. Outstanding surface quality.
2. Advanced diffusion technique ensuring the homogeneity of energy conversion efficiency of the cell.
3. Advanced PECVD film forming, providing a dark blue silicon nitride anti-reflection film of homogenous color and attractive appearance.
4. High quality metal paste for back surface and electrode, ensuring good conductivity, high pulling strength and ease of soldering.
5. Efficiency-increasing 4-busbar and 5-busbar technology that optimises electricity collection and ensures optimal electricity yield from your system.
6. First-rate efficiencies and superlative output consistency.
7. Excellent anti-PID performance (under the following conditions: 60°C, 85% humidity, -1000V, 96 hours).
8. Lower power loss through encapsulation. Appropriate electrical performance parameters (high voltage and low voltage). Current evaluation and positive tolerance for the cell performance compensation guarantee a very low loss from cells to modules.
9. Outstanding solderability. Application of double-printing technology in production improves solderability.
10. Meticulous tolerance and quality checks guarantee a constantly high solar cell output capability and the resultant excellent quality of solar modules.

What does PERC mean?

Literally, it stands for Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell. You also find the term Passivated Emitter and Rear Contact.

What is it?

PERC cell technology defines a solar cell architecture that differs from the standard cell architecture that has been in use for three decades and that is usually featured in all photovoltaic manuals.

Standard Solar Cells

As of today, the vast majority of crystalline solar cells produced follow the structure presented hereunder. The standard solar cell makes up around 80% of the world market

From top to rear:
– screen printed silver paste to form the contacts
– Anti Reflective Coating
– phosphorous diffused, boron doped silicon wafers that form the P-N junction
– aluminum Back Surface Field (Al-BSF)
– screen printed aluminum paste

PERC Solar Cells

PERC, which stands for Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell or Passivated Emitter and Rear Contact, is a new technology aimed to achieve higher energy conversion efficiency by adding a dielectric passivation layer on the rear of the cell.

The structure of a PERC solar cell from front to rear:

– Screen-printed Silver paste front contact
– Anti-Reflective Coating (ARC)
– Silicon wafers that form the P-N junction
– Local Aluminum Back Surface Field (Al-BSF)
– Dielectric passivation layer
– SiNx Capping Layer
– Screen-printed Aluminum paste layer

The dielectric passivation layer contributes to the increase of efficiency by:

– Reducing electron recombination – electron recombination blocks the free flow of electrons through the cell, reducing efficiency. The extra passivation layer makes the flow of electrons more steady and consistent thereby producing additional electric current.
– Increasing the solar cell’s ability to capture light – unabsorbed light is reflected by the passivation layer back to the solar cell for a second absorption attempt to produce additional energy making the cells more efficient.
– Reflecting specific wavelengths that normally generate heat out of the solar cells – certain wavelengths are absorbed by the rear layer of the solar cell accumulating heat and reducing efficiency. The additional passivation layer reflects these wavelengths out of the solar cell maintaining the temperature of the solar cell.

PERC solar cell technology is more straightforward as they only differ slightly from the standard solar cells. It is also more cost-effective as it allows energy output to be maximized due to more efficient energy conversion.

Monocrystalline solar cell 6” (156.75 x 156.75), 4BB (4-busbar) and 5BB (5-busbar)

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Sources:

https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=16715

http://cetcsolarenergy.com/products/solar_cell.html