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

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
Tel:    UK +44 2032875806
US +1 (323) 2845027
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar

Date: 23th, Dec., 2019

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