Lensun 200W 12V Portable Solar Panel Blanket with Standard Connectors for Solar Generator Power Station

Chad already owns a hood solar panel for his Land Rover LR3. This 200W Portable Solar Blanket is his 2nd solar panel for his Goal Zero Yeti 500X solar generator.

What Chad Said About This 200W Portable Solar Blanket For His Goal Zero Yeti 500X.

Vinnie said: I did test out Lensun’s hood solar panel mounted on my Land Rover Discovery 3, this is the second solar panel I paid from them.
I absolutely love solar panels, they are fantastic to have when you are camping off-grid over landing whatever you want to call it.

Lensun 200W solar blanket comes with a nice carry case, with a pocket for accessories such as typical MC4 solar connectors found on most solar panels today, Anderson cable, and a bunch of little adapters for connecting things like a Goal Zero Yeti, Jackery, Ecoflow. Pretty nice.

I have this 200W solar blanket a few months ago, and it is absolutely awesome for me that it charged for my Zero from 46 percent to 96 percent in four to six hours in that cloudy condition in today’s test. It actually beat my expectations. I know it would have gone 50 percent to 100 percent in two hours probably if it was sunny the whole day. I absolutely love it, and it is a great piece of gear to have for camping and over landing.

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Lensun 200W 12V Lightweight Portable Solar Blanket solar panel, the Most Durable Solar Mat on the market

Come With 3 adapter cables that can be compatible with most solar generators on the market (Anderson connector for Jackery Explorer 1000, 5.5*2.1mm DC for Rockpals Flashfish, 7.9mm DC for GoalZero Jackery Explorer.)
Note: Without a solar controller, if you want a solar controller please buy this 200w solar blanket kit

The Lensun 12V 200W Portable Solar Blanket is the apex in portable, convenient, and lightweight solar power to suit any camping lifestyle. Designed for portability and strength, Lensun solar blankets are constructed with a solid copper backing and thick connectors for higher efficiency.

Using high-quality A-Grade Monocrystalline Solar Cells, this solar blanket is perfect for keeping your 12V dual battery system charged, powering fridges, LED camp lights, and other campsite gadgets. The solar blanket is constructed of high-quality canvas, allowing it to be flexible, lightweight, and pack down to 1/8th of its open size and weigh only 5.2kgs/11.4lbs!

Feature of PERC 9BB Monocrystalline Solar Cells 

Made of the Latest Hight Efficiency 23.5% Monocrystalline PERC 9BB Solar Cells
A High-performance solar cell is a decisive factor for top-quality solar modules.

* First-rate efficiencies and excellent output consistency.
* The uniform color of the cell surface looks more beautiful.
* PERC is a good improvement on the conventional standard solar cell, density of energy increases as also ROI.
* Advanced diffusion technique ensuring the homogeneity of energy conversion efficiency of the cell.
* PERC solar cells component efficiency is as high as 23.5%, generating more power per unit area. The conventional standard solar cell is only 18-19%.

The 9BB(9-busbar) technology optimizes electricity collection and ensures optimal electricity yield from your system. And 9BB technology batter performance against crack than the other 2BB, 3BB or 4BB 5BB technology.

For more details about PERC solar cells, please click link  https://www.lensunsolar.com/blog/whats-perc-solar-cells-whats-the-different-between-the-standard-and-perc-solar-cells/

Lensun 200W Portable Solar Blanket Suitable For:

12V Automotive / Dual Battery Systems
Recreational / Portable Dual Battery Systems, Solar Generator

Lensun solar blankets are a state of the art, portable solar blankets that is purpose-built to accompany you on your travels.

Lensun 200W Portable Solar Blanket Feature:

1. Made of high-quality frosted ETFE film and black Fiberglass back sheet
2. Come with Anderson plug connectors making installation easier – just plug and play.
3. Extra Outer bag with solar controller and cables. Easy to set up, Easy to Carry, and Easy to store so that it can be used anytime and anywhere.

Lensun 200W Portable Solar Blanket Specifications:

Model: LS-200BK-FM
Rated Power Output: 200W
Optimum Operating Voltage [Vmp]: 18V
Optimum Operating Current [Imp]: 11.11A
Open Circuit Voltage [Voc]: 21.24V
Short Circuit Current [Isc]: 12.22A
Cell Technology: Monocrystalline Solar Cells
Solar Cells Efficiency:23.5%
Production Tolerance: +3%
Output Type: Solar Cables, Solar Controller
Dimensions(unfolded): 1403x1124mm/55.2×44.2inch
Dimensions(folded): 380x380x65 mm/ 15x15x2.5 inch
Net. Weight: 5.2 kgs/11.4 lbs
All Technical data at standard test condition AM=1.5, E=1000W/mm, Tc=25℃

Lensun 200W Portable Solar Blanket Packing:

1 x 200W foldable solar blanket panel with standard connectors

1 x 16ft/5m extend cable

1 x Standard connectors to DC 5.5*2.1mm

1 x Standard connectors to DC 7.9*5.5mm

1 x Standard connectors to Anderson
1 x Heavy Duty Carry Bag

We equipped the solar panel with a five-meter extension cord, the truck can be parked in a shady place, and the solar panel is still charging the car’s battery in the sun.

Lensun 200W Solar Panel is Easy to Use on Many Occasions

Only need to lay it and set it up then it will charge the battery
Charging RV in the park

Charging battery in the boat

Charging RV on the roof

In addition to 12V 200W solar blanket, we also offer 36V 200W solar blanket to match all various of specifications power generator.


In addition to 200W solar blanket, we also offer 300W 360W solar blankets to meet the needs of different customers.

 

If there has any questions or advice, please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale requests just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]

Hood Solar Panel Installation Experience for 90W Land Rover Defender (2020-present)

When we are preparing for an outdoor off-road activity, whether it is a short trip of two to three days or a long trip of more than a few months, we need to solve the power supply for our vehicle to keep the small equipment in it working stably such as car refrigerators, speakers, mobile phones, tablets, computers, lights, etc.

We can chose to charge the portable power bank or the vehicle’s main battery, but both require a solar panel to charge them regularly, the development of the Lensun hood solar panel is a wonderful idea, it only needs to be installed on the hood then can continue to charge the battery whether if the truck is starting or not. The 17.5V working voltage can charge most 12V devices. The Lensun hood solar panel is only 3mm thick and it looks like a part of the car after installation.

Yes, for those who love off-road, we need a kit of Lensun hood solar panel all.


Much Thanks Grant’s Installation Experience About His 85W(Now Updated to 90W) Land Rover Defender Hood Solar Panel.

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Land Rover Defender (2020-present) Lensun 90W Hood Bonnet Solar Panel

Lensun hood solar panel mounts to the hood/bonnet of your vehicles. And charge the vehicle battery, leisure battery or power station (Jackery, goal zero…etc) .

Keeps your fridges, lighting, phones, cameras, radios, etc everything else charged.  Do not worry a dead battery while camping /off the grid. 
Perfactly shaped for the hood of the vehicle.  Easy to install, plug and play wiring.


Lensun Hood Solar Panel Feature

1. Keep your vehicle battery or auxiliary battery topped up all the times without the need to start your engine. Your battery will charge every time your vehicle is parked in the sun, run your fridge and recharged all electronic devices and lights. Without worring about a dead battery while out exploring.

2. Keep your power station charge,the Defender hood solar panel come with standard solar connectors, use adaptors(buy separate) charge for most of the power station on the market, Jackery/Goalzero/Suoki/Flashfish…etc. If you are not sure which adapter to use please contact us.

3. Decreased hood glare. The surface of Defender hood solar panel is a high-quality ETFE film, which will not reflect light. And because the solar panel’s light absorbing properties, the decreased glare while driving. 

4. Convenience and space saving. The Defender hood solar panel adheres directly to the vehicle’s hood, requiring no roof rack or mounting hardware. The complete plug-and-play system can be installed easy.  Unlike a portable solar panel, there’s no need to set it up or stow it inside of a vehicle, which can eat up precious cargo space.

5. Protect and extend battery life:As a result our batteries are only at about 60% charge at best if you drive it daily, if you park it for 2-3 weeks it won’t start in the summer. Also the battery goes bad in 2-3 years. Lensun hood solar panel keeps the vehicle battery charge to maintain the battery. 

6.The optional Plug-and-play 10A Waterproof MPPT solar charge controller, has been pre-wired with fuses, terminals, and connectors. The Solar charge controller is based on common negative design and advanced MPPT control algorithm, with intelligent protection against reverse polarity, overcharging, short-circuit, and reverse current.

This solar controller compatible with Various Battery options: Sealed, AGM, Gel, Liquid and Lithium-ion.

Click to check Lensun 10A Waterproof MPPT Solar Controller

7. The optional custom-fitted vinyl decal protects the vehicle paint from damage. Highly suggests using a vinyl decal between the solar panel and hood.


Lensun 90W ETFE Flexible Solar Panel Feature

1. Solar cell: Grade A PERC Monocrystalline solar cells with much higher efficiency and more durability than other mono solar cells.
2. Premium EFTE Film: This film features superior light transmittance and weatherproof performance, and is also heat, corrosion, and UV resistant. ETFE also has self-cleaning abilities, ensures the best performance day after day.
3. Backboard: Durable fiberglass substrate backboard, better heat dissipation than PET backboard which ensures a long lifetime. ETFE film and fiberglass backboard can withstand extreme environmental conditions, maintenance-free for years.
4. Ultrathin & Lightweight: At only 3mm thick, the solar panel is powerful, waterproof, lightweight(60% less than the conventional solar panels), durable, and highly resistant to the harsh operating conditions of a marine environment.


Electrical Information

Peak power: 90W
Solar cell efficiency: 23%
Maximum power voltage: 17.5V
Maximum power current: 5.14A
Open circuit voltage: 21V
Short circuit current: 5.65A
Power allowance range: +/-3%
Maximum system voltage: 500V
Net Weight: 2.5kg/5.5 lbs
J-Box: IP 68 rated with 2m/6.5ft cables and standard connectors
Values at standard test conditions: Air Mass – AM1.5, Irradiance – 1000W/m2, Cell Temperature – 25°C


More Details


Grant’s Review

I installed the 85 watt system with charge controller on my 2020 Defender 110x. The solar panel install was easy with two sided automotive trim tape and plugs right into the charge controller. Just a positive & negative connection to your battery jumper posts in the engine bay and your done. The blue tooth app lets you see how the panel and your battery are doing with a few different metrics. It looks great on the hood and works well!

In addition to the hood solar panel of Land Rover Defender (2020-present), we also offer hood solar panels for Land Rover defender 110/90 (1984-2006), Land Rover defender 110 Puma(2007-2015).

In addition to Land Rover, we also offer the hood solar panels for most off-road SUVs and all various of brand trucks on the market, such as the hood solar panels of Toyota, Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Hummer, Jeep, Isuzu, Nissan, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki.


If there has any questions or advice, please
contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale requests just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]

Hood Solar Panel Installation Experience for 85W Toyota Tacoma 3Gen (2016-Present)

Much Thanks Grant’s Installation Experience About His 85W 3rd Tacoma Hood Solar Panel.


What Grant Said About This 85W 3rd Tacoma Hood Solar Panel

Sean said: “Lensun make a total of 95 hood solar panels (in fact 107 hood solar panels) for a wide variety of vehicles including 9 models for Jeeps (JK, JT, JL, TJ, LJ, XJ, WK2, and more) and 25 models for Toyotas (4Runners, FJ Cruisers, Tacomas, RAV4s, and much more).

I’m going to mount this solar panel on my hood and connect it to my engine since I already have a tent on the roof of my car and other things to cover, you can also connect it directly to a portable power station or something like that’s things.”

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Lensun 85W Hood Solar Panel for Toyota Tacoma 3rd Gen (2016-Present), the solar panel installation on the hood and charge the vehicle battery.

Lensun hood solar panel mounts to the hood/bonnet of your vehicles. And charge the vehicle battery, leisure battery or power station(jackery, goal zero…etc) .
Keep your fridges, lighting, phones, cameras, radios, etc everything else charged.  Do not worry a dead battery while camping/off the grid.
Perfectly shaped for the hood of the vehicle.  Easy to install plug and play wiring.

Lensun 85W 3rd Tacoma Hood Solar Panel Feature

1. Keep your vehicle battery or auxiliary battery topped up all the times without the need to start your engine. Your battery will charge every time your vehicle is parked in the sun, run your fridge and recharged all electronic devices and lights. Without worring about a dead battery while out exploring.

2. Keep your power station charge,the Tacoma hood solar panel come with standard solar connectors, use adaptors(buy separate) charge for most of the power station on the market, Jackery/Goalzero/Suoki/Flashfish…etc. If you are not sure which adapter to use please contact us.

3. Decreased hood glare. The surface of lensun hood solar panel is a high-quality ETFE film, which will not reflect light. And because the solar panel’s light absorbing properties, the decreased glare while driving. 

4. Convenience and space saving. The Tacoma hood solar panel adheres directly to the vehicle’s hood, requiring no roof rack or mounting hardware. The complete plug-and-play system can be installed easy.  Unlike a portable solar panel, there’s no need to set it up or stow it inside of a vehicle, which can eat up precious cargo space.

5. Protect and extend battery life:As a result our batteries are only at about 60% charge at best if you drive it daily, if you park it for 2-3 weeks it won’t start in the summer. Also the battery goes bad in 2-3 years. Lensun hood solar panel keeps the vehicle battery charge to maintain the battery. 

6. The optional Plug-and-play 10A Waterproof MPPT solar charge controller, has been pre-wired with fuses, terminals, and connectors. The Solar Charge Controller is based on common negative design and advanced MPPT control algorithm, with intelligent protection against reverse polarity, overcharging, short-circuit, and reverse current.

This solar controller compatible with Various Battery options: Sealed, AGM, Gel, Liquid and Lithium-ion.

Click to check Lensun 10A Waterproof MPPT Solar Controller

7. The optional custom-fitted vinyl decal protects the vehicle paint from damage. Highly suggests using a vinyl decal between the solar panel and hood.

Lensun 85W ETFE Flexible Solar Panel Feature

1.Solar Cell: Grade A PERC Monocrystalline solar cells with much higher efficiency and more durability than other mono solar cells.

2. Premium EFTE Film: This film features superior light transmittance and weatherproof performance, and is also heat, corrosion, and UV resistant. ETFE also has self-cleaning abilities, ensures the best performance day after day.

3. Backboard: Durable fiberglass substrate backboard, better heat dissipation than PET backboard which ensures a long lifetime. ETFE film and fiberglass backboard can withstand extreme environmental conditions, maintenance-free for years.

4. Ultrathin & Lightweight: At only 3mm thick, the Tacoma hood solar panel is powerful, waterproof, lightweight(60% less than the conventional solar panels), durable, and highly resistant to the harsh operating conditions of a marine environment.

Electrical Information:

Peak power: 85W
Solar cell efficiency: 22.5%
Maximum power voltage: 17V
Maximum power current: 5A
Open circuit voltage: 21V
Short circuit current: 5.5A
Power allowance range: +/-3%
Maximum system voltage: 500V
Net Weight: 3kg/6.6 lbs
J-Box: IP 68 rated with 2m/6.5ft cables and MC4 connectors
Values at standard test conditions: Air Mass – AM1.5, Irradiance – 1000W/m2, Cell Temperature – 25°C

More Tacoma 3rd Hood Solar Panel Installation Cases From Our Customers


Jeremiah Purchased a Hood Solar Panel on His White Tacoma 3rd

Jeremiah’s Review:” Solar panel itself is quite nice. Shipping was good and packaging was very much adequate and arrived undamaged. I purchased the entire kit, to include the vinyl base and the MPPT controller. The vinyl arrived a bit crinkled, but installed fine. Although the instructions left a lot to be desired and should be improved. The Tacoma solar panel had zero instructions and I had to search through a bit of the site, YouTube, and other forums to get the best install advice. The MPPT controller leaves a lot to be desired. I does include instructions, but overall, I would skip the controller and find one elsewhere to best suit your needs.”

Sean Installed a Hood Solar Panel on His White Tacoma 3rd

Sean’s Review:” Super impressed by the whole system. Having the solar panel mounted on the hood at all times provides reassurance that you won’t drain you battery from running accessories. The easy plug and play install and competitive pricing makes this a no brainer modification.”

John Mounted a Hood Solar Panel for His 3rd Tacoma

John’s Review:” fits the tacoma hood perfectly, and keep your battery juiced or run the solar panel straight to a power bank and keep that fridge running.”

Victor Configured a Hood Solar Panel for His 3rd Tacoma

Victor’s Review:” I bought the complete kit and i am impress with the product quality, the the delivery was fast and customer service is outstanding. The installation was so easy set up, the vinyl, solar panel and controller. It looks great and seem part of the car.”

Ryan Mounted a 3rd Tacoma Hood Solar Panel

Ryan’s Review:” One of the easiest installs to do for the Tacoma. The cut out contours to the hood perfectly. Easy to install plug-and-play wiring. One of the best additions I’ve made to my truck to keep me worry free of a dead battery while camping/off the grid.”

Kevin Installed a Hood Solar Panel on His Green Tacoma 3rd

Andrew Mounted a Hood Solar Panel on His Silver Tacoma 3rd

In addition to the hood solar panel of Toyota 3rd Tacoma, we also offer hood solar panels for 4Runner 4th&5th

FJ CruiserRav4Tacoma 2nd4Runner 3rd , 4Runner 4th&5th with scoop ect.

In addition to Toyota, we also offer the hood solar panels for most off-road SUVs and all various of brand trucks on the market, such as the hood solar panels of LandRoverChevyDodgeFordHummerJeepIsuzuNissanLexusMercedes-BenzSubaruSuzuki.

If there has any questions or advice, please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale requests just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]

Lensun 200W (4x50W) 12V Foldable Solar Panel for Goal Zero Yeti, Jackery, Rockpals, EF ECOFLOW With Kickstand

Vinnie already owns a hood solar panel for his Toyota FJ Cruiser. This 200W Folding Solar Panel is his 2nd solar panel for his Blue Yeti eb70 solar generator.


What Vinnie Said About This 200W Foldable Solar Panel For His Blue Yeti eb70

Vinnie said: I have owned a Lensun hood solar panel as my FJ Cruiser, and I fixed it on top of my FJ’s hood. It has been continuously charging the main battery of my FJ Cruiser truck to maintain the continuous use of the refrigerator and other equipments in my FJ more than a year. At the same time, I also have a Blue Yeti eb70 solar generator. When I go outdoors, such as beaches, camping roads or any other destinations I want to go to, I need it to charge other basic devices, such as Computers, mobile phones, etc. I think this 200W solar blanket can help me a little, it is beautiful and compact, Works very well.

First, it is easy to put it in my drawer system or the storage box of the roof rack after folding, so it is convenient to carry.

Secondly, it has 4 kickstands which allows me to adjust the position at any time to capture the maximum sunlight so that I can get the best output, and my eb70 can be fully charged as soon as possible.

Finally, it includes a variety of connection adapters. After you urchase this 200W foldable solar panel, you will get 7.9*5.6, 5.5*2.1 3.5*1.35 and a small Anderson adapter to be compatible with various solar generators.

After testing this 200W solar blanket, I think it is an effective product. Thanks LENSUN.

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Lensun 200W ( 4x50W) 12V Foldable Solar Panel for GoalZero Yeti, Jackery, Rockpals, EF ECOFLOW… etc Solar Power Station

Lensun 200W ( 4x50W) 12V Foldable Solar Panel,  Portable Folding Ultralight Lightweight only 6kgs/13lbs

The Lensun 200w foldable solar panel is made of 4pcs 50w solar panels, 3m/10ft cable with MC4 connectors, 3 adapter cables can be compatible with most solar genertators on the market. (Anderson connector for Jackery Explorer 1000, 5.5*2.1mm DC for Rockpals Flashfish, 7.9mm DC for GoalZero Jackery Explorer.)  And come with standard MC4 connectors, you can connect 2pcs in parallel or in series to get more power. 

The Lensun 200w foldable solar panel includes lastest PERC 9BB Monocrystalline high-efficiency solar cells, which makes the panel’s surface relatively small in comparison to similar 200w panels. 

The Lensun 200w foldable solar panel is ideal for those who don’t want to permanently mount solar to a rooftop or want to supplement a roof top system.  And is perfect for the adventurous traveler, providing both convenience and dependability when venturing off the grid, suitable for any stand-alone battery solution, such as used in RVs, caravans, tents, or sailboats, and it can also be used in combination with most portable power stations.

Lensun 200W Foldable Solar Panel Feature

1. High Compatibility: Includes adapters, compatible with most portable solar generators on the market, Suaoki/Enkeeo/Goal Zero Yeti/Webetop/Paxcess/ROCKPALS Power Source.

2.Solar cell: Made of Lastest Grade A PERC 9BB Monocrystalline solar cells with much higher efficiency(23.5%) and more durable than other mono solar cells. Reduce the risks of the cells’ crack and the damage of busbars, solar array with higher stability and reliability and higher power output.

3.Premium EFTE Film: This film features superior light transmittance and weatherproof performance, and is also heat, corrosion, and UV resistant. ETFE also has self-cleaning abilities, ensures the best performance day after day. And ETFE has longer lifetimes than traditional solar panel PET film, which is 3 times longer.

4.Portable & Lightweight: Fold-up to compact size self-contained bag 22.4×21.6×0.8in/380x378x20mm. No frames or glass, Ultra-lightweight, Only 6kgs/13lbs, only 1/3 of normal aluminum frame folding solar panels.

5.Kickstands design: Get up to 25%+ more solar energy than flat laying. 

6.Easy install: With 6 metal grommets easy installation. It can be used anytime and anywhere. It is ideal and necessary for outdoor activities, ideal for camping vans, campers, boats, and solar generators. 

Feature of PERC 9BB Monocrystalline solar cells 

A High prmance solar cells is the decisive factor for top quality solar modules.

* First-rate efficiencies and excellent output consistency.
* The uniform color of the cell surface looks more beautiful.
* PERC is a good improvement on the conventional standard solar cell, density of energy increases and also ROI.
* Advanced diffusion technique ensuring the homogeneity of energy conversion efficiency of the cell.
* PERC solar cells component efficiency is as high as 23.5%, generating more power per unit area. The conventional standard solar cell is only 18-19%.

The 9BB(9-busbar) technology that optimizes electricity collection and ensures optimal electricity yield from your system. And 9BB technology better performance against crack than the other 2BB, 3BB or 4BB 5BB technolog. 

For more details about PERC solar cells, please click link https://www.lensunsolar.com/blog/whats-perc-solar-cells-whats-the-different-between-the-standard-and-perc-solar-cells/

Item Specifications:

Model: LS-200FD-9BB
Rated Power Output: 200W
Optimum Operating Voltage [Vmp]: 18V
Optimum Operating Current [Imp]: 11.11A
Open Circuit Voltage [Voc]: 21.24V
Short Circuit Current [Isc]: 12.22A
Cell Technology: Monocrystalline Solar Cells
Solar Cells Efficiency:23.5%
Production Tolerance: +3%
Output Type: Solar Cables, Solar Controller
Dimensions(unfolded): 2185×570(86×22.5in)
Dimensions(folded): 570x550x45 mm(22.5×21.6×1.8 in)
Net. Weight: 6kgs/13 lbs
Cable: 10ft/3m cable with MC4 connectors
All Technical data at tandard test condition AM=1.5, E=1000W/mm, Tc=25℃

Packing:

1 x Lensun 200W foldable solar panel

1 x DC5521 to MC4 connectors adaptor cable

1 x DC 8mm to MC4 connectors adaptor cable

1 x 3.5*1.35mm DC adaptor

More Pictures In Use

LENSUN provides various foldable panels with different powers from 70W to 200W.


If there has any questions or advice, please
contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale requests just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]

Review of Toyota Land Cruiser FJ Hood/Bonnet Solar Panel Lensun 105W 120W 12V

When we are camping outdoors for a few days, whether in order to make the main battery power the truck equipment better such as truck refrigerators, lights ect or to fully charge the backup battery, we need a solar panel that can be fixed in one place both.

Therefore more and more customers choose Lensun hood solar panel system, Lensun hood solar panel is not only easy to use and to install, but also with top quality.

Toyota FJ Cruiser is a very popular off-road vehicle. FJ Cruiser hood solar panel is selected and installed by more and more customers also. Thank you very much for their review and picture sharing.

Click To Shop: Lensun 105W Hood Solar Panel for Toyota FJ Cruiser

Click To Shop: Lensun 120W Hood Solar Panel for Toyota FJ Cruiser


1. Much Thanks Michael’s Perfect Photos of His 120W Toyota FJ Cruiser Hood Solar Panel

Michael’s Review: “Yes indeed, I managed to successfully install the hood solar panel late last year, since then it has been working great and I have had a lot of people interested in this concept. Here in Zambia there is no law against such installations. Many people want this type of panel for 79 Series LandCruiser and Also Hilux.”

2. Joshua Installed a 105W Hood Solar Panel for His Toyota FJ Cruiser

Joshua’s Review: “Absolutely must Have if you own an FJ! This thing is awesome and will give your FJ the extra boost it needs for off roaring and camping. When paired with a charging controller you can run your fridge and other accessories while not having to worry about a dead battery. I’ve had mine over a year and have not a single issue. The quality 100%. And shipping was surprisingly fast to Hawaii. Very impressed.”

3.Rod Mounted a 105W Hood Solar Panel for His Toyota FJ Cruiser

Rob’s Review: “What can I say that others have not? Great quality, quick shipping. Excellent fit and superb customer service. Installed on my 2012 FJ dual battery electrical system. I previously used some Goal Zero folding panels in series and was never comfortable leaving them out at camp while i left and went on a hike or other activity away from the truck. What good are hood solar panels that keep you tethered to the truck and afraid to leave camp? This Lensunsolar installed panel solves that worry in a very elegant manner, In fact my truck is parked on the street in San Francisco and I do not worry about the street urchins bothering it or randomly tossing a rock against a glass installed panel. Also having worked in the commercial solar industry for several years installing over 500MW of ground based utility scale solar power plants I reviewed the panel specs against other manufacturers and chose Lensunsolar. Well done Lensunsolar!”

4. What Vinnie Said About His 120W Toyota FJ Cruiser Hood Solar Panel

Vinnie’s Review: ”I have had the FJ 120W Hood Solar Panel for a year. And it has been a great addition to allow me to run my fridge off my battery and recharge the battery with solar power. The quality of the hood solar panel has held up to tropical storms , extreme heat and cold”

5. Beautiful Pictures From Jesse’s 120W Toyota FJ Cruiser Hood Solar Panel.

Jesse’s Review: ”Finally got a chance to get out, here are some pics, love the panel!”

6. Maria Mounted a 105W Hood Solar Panel for Her Toyota FJ Cruiser

Maria’s Review:” After a two-week expedition, the hood solar panel did exactly what I needed it to do, which was to keep my power station topped off throughout the time I was on the road. The power station ran my fridge and recharged all our electronic devices and lights. Dust and water can accumulate on the hood solar panel, so I often rinsed with water or would wipe down with windshield washers at gas stations during fill ups. This helped keep max output from the panel, which averaged about 50%. There were a few instances where we needed more power and used our 200W folding panel due to excessive power usage or cloudy, rainy days. Overall, very pleased with the install and the product.”

7. Igor Purchased a 120W Hood Solar Panel for His Toyota FJ Cruiser

Igor’s Review: ”It is set up to charge my auxiliary battery. I am  using the redarc BCDC 1240D controller to manage the solar input as well as the car alternator.”

8. Austin Bought a 120W Hood Solar Panel for His Toyota FJ Cruiser

Austin’s Review: ” Works great! We use it to keep deep cycle charged for my ham radio and refrigerator. “

In addition to the installation cases of Toyota FJ Cruiser, we also have installation cases of other models, Kindly click: Hood Solar Panel Installation Cases.

In addition to the hood solar panel of FJ Cruiser, we also offer hood solar panels for 4Runner, Tacoma, Rav4, Hilux, Land Cruiser 100, Land Cruiser 80, Sequoia ect.

In addition to Toyota, we also offer the hood solar panels for most off-road SUVs and all various of brand trucks on the market, such as the hood solar panels of Land Rover, Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Hummer, Jeep, Isuzu, Nissan, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Suzuki.

If there has any questions or advice, please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale requests just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]

Lensun 100W Hood Solar Panel Installation for Toyota 4Runner

Much Thanks Jeff’s Installation Experience of His 100W Toyota 4Runner 4th & 5th Gen.


Thanks for Jeff’s Review

Jeff said: Overall, the performance of the hood solar panel is very good. I am very satisfied with all the results. This is a great invention which can provide a steady flow of electricity for my power station and refrigerator in sunny weather.

The only problem is that I don’t like this controller without MPPT Bluetooth. I prefer a controller with a monitor, so that I can detect the output power, current, voltage, etc. through the mobile phone anytime and anywhere. As you watched in the video I put the controller under the seat which makes it difficult for me to see the display data because I need to pull the passenger seat, if it is a Bluetooth one with APP, you can just look on your phone and decide to move the car if you need to or you just have a general idea of what you are getting out of it that will be more convenient.

In addition to this, this hood solar panel is really well made. I like it very much. I definitely recommend LENSUN hood solar panels to install on your hood.

Note: We Updated the Bluetooth Controller with APP now, Kindly Click: 10A Waterproof Controller


YouTube Video of Vinyl Decal Installation Available At

After Installed The Vinyl Decal, The Hood Looks Like This.

YouTube Video of Solar Panel Installation Available At

Lensun 100W Hood Solar Panel for Toyota 4Runner 4th &5th (2003-2021), The Solar Panel Installation on The Hood and Charge the Vehicle Battery.

If you don’t know which generation of your car is, please check Wikipedia.

This hood solar panel provides power to keep 12v accessories like fridges, lighting, phones, cameras, radios, etc everything else charged.  Do not worry a dead battery while camping/off the grid.  

Perfactly shaped for the hood of the 4Runner.  Easy to install plug and play wiring.

LENSUN Hood Solar Panel Feature.

1. Keep your vehicle battery topped up at all times. Your battery will charge every time your vehicle is parked in the sun. Perfect for the overlander or camper who wants to power devices without worrying about draining their battery. 
2. Prolongs your battery life. The hood solar panel will give you longer overall battery life by tending it constantly during periods of sun exposure. 
3. Emergency engine starting device.  If you ever manage to completely drain your battery. The hood solar panel will start the vehicle up again in as little as 30 minutes depending on sun exposure.  Very efficient and great back up if you want to be off the grid.
4.Decreased hood glare. Due to it’s light absorbing properties the hood solar panel creates a surface with very low reflectivity across the hood of the vehicle, the decreased glare while driving. That means constant charging regardless of sun angle.
5. The optional Plug-and-play 10A Waterproof MPPT solar charge controller, has been pre-wired with fuses, terminals, and connectors. The Solar charge controller is based on common negative design and advanced MPPT control algorithm, with intelligent protection against reverse polarity, overcharging, short-circuit, and reverse current.
This solar controller compatible with Various Battery options: Sealed, AGM, Gel, Liquid and Lithium-ion.
Click to check Lensun 10A Waterproof MPPT Solar Controller
6.The optional but highly recommended custom cut vinyl base sheet protects the underlying vehicle paint from damage.

Lensun 100W ETFE Flexible Solar Panel Feature

1. Solar cell: Grade A PERC Monocrystalline solar cells with much higher efficiency and more durability than other mono solar cells.
2. Premium EFTE Film: This film features superior light transmittance and weatherproof performance, and is also heat, corrosion, and UV resistant. ETFE also has self-cleaning abilities, ensures the best performance day after day.
3. Backboard: Durable fiberglass substrate backboard, better heat dissipation than PET backboard which ensures a long lifetime. ETFE film and fiberglass backboard can withstand extreme environmental conditions, maintenance-free for years.
4. Ultrathin & Lightweight: At only 3mm thick, the hood solar panel is powerful, waterproof, lightweight(60% less than the conventional solar panels), durable, and highly resistant to the harsh operating conditions of a marine environment.

Electrical Information:

Peak power: 100W
Solar cell efficiency: 22.5%
Maximum power voltage: 21V
Maximum power current: 4.76A
Open circuit voltage: 24.78V
Short circuit current: 5.23A
Power allowance range: +/-3%
Maximum system voltage: 500V
Net Weight: 3.5kg/7.7 lbs
J-Box: IP 68 rated with 2m/6.5ft cables and MC4 connectors
Values at standard test conditions: Air Mass – AM1.5, Irradiance – 1000W/m2, Cell Temperature – 25°C

More Detail Pictures

Jeff’s Review

I got the full hood solar panel for the 5th gen 4runner and love it. It powers my power station as well as my battery. I have a had no issues running my fridge and keeping everything powered/charged. Definitely an awesome product for those looking into solar panel options for your vehicle.

In addition to the hood solar panel of Toyota 4Runner 4th&5th, we also offer hood solar panels for Tacoma 3rd, FJ Cruiser, Rav4, Tacoma 2nd, 4Runner 3rd , 4Runner 4th&5th with scoop ect.

In addition to Toyota, we also offer the hood solar panels for most off-road SUVs and all various of brand trucks on the market, such as the hood solar panels of Land RoverChevyDodgeFordHummerJeepIsuzuNissanLexusMercedes-BenzSubaruSuzuki.

If there has any questions or advice, please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale requests just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]

Lensun 110W 12V Waterproof Foldable Solar Panel Suitcase with Kickstand

Edward already owns a hood solar panel for his 3rd Gen Toyota 4Runner. This 110W solar suitcase is his backup solar panel.

 

Why Edward Need Another Backup 110W Solar Panel Suitcase For His 3rd Toyota 4Runner

Edward said: If you go camping as often as we do, we need to park the vehicle in the shade while resting so that our hood solar panel will not work. If we own this 110W solar panel suitcase, we only need throw the extension cord in a sunny place, and it will continue to charge our power station or the main vehicle battery. This is the main reason why I chose this product.

This 110W Solar Panel Suitcase Kit includes a series of very cool accessories, you will get a 7.9*5.6 millimeter plug that will be used with jackeries, and a small Anderson plug for Goal Zero. Various accessories can be used for different battery. It is compatible with Jackery/Goalzero/Suoki/Flashfish…etc most portable solar generators on the market.

The kickstand hidden on the back can be adjusted to an appropriate angle to maximize the absorption of sunlight and increase output.

YouTube Video Available At

Lensun 110W 12V Waterproof Foldable Solar Panel Suitcase with Kickstand, Waterproof Solar Panel for Battery and Solar Generator Charging

Come with Waterproof Solar Contoller and Battery clips, Ready charge for battery!

Come with DC adapter cables, Ready charge for most of solar genertors on the market!

Lensun 110W Solar Panel Suitcase Description:

Lensun Ultra Thin Waterproof 110W Solar Panel Suitcase are highly durable, impact-resistant and shatterproof, it is definitely an ideal outdoor adventures gadget.

With its highly efficient Top A grade PERC 9BB Mono crystalline cells and advanced charging technology, this Lensun 110W Solar Panel is definitely an ideal outdoor adventures gadget.  Made of ETFE textured film, a 17mm lightweight aluminium frame and sturdy kickstand.

Weighing in at only 8.5 lbs/3.5kgs, you can conveniently take it on your camping, Boat Trips, trekking trips and other outdoor adventures to juice up your mobile devices off-the-grid. You can also use it at your home to harvest energy from the sun.

Lensun 110W Solar Panel Suitcase Feature:

1.Waterproof Solar Controller: Waterproof PWM solar controller with battery clips, ready to charge 12v battery.

2.DC adapter cables: 5m/16ft extend cable and 3pcs adapter cables, ready to charge for most of the solar power station generators on the market. Anderson connector for Jackery Explorer 1000, 5.5*2.1mm DC for Rockpals Flashfish, 7.9mm DC for GoalZero Jackery Explorer. Come in a high quality, heavy duty carry bag with YKK zips.

3. Solar Cell: Made of Grade APERC 9BB Monocrystalline solar cells with much higher efficiency(23.5%) and more durable than other mono solar cells. Reduce the risks of the cells’ crack and the damage of busbars, solar array with higher stability and reliability and higher power output.

4.Premium ETFE Film: This film features superior light transmittance and weatherproof performance, and is also heat, corrosion, and UV resistant. ETFE also has self-cleaning abilities, ensures the best performance day after day. And ETFE has longer lifetimes than traditional solar panel’s PET film, which is 3 times longer.

5.Waterproof & Durable: IP65 Waterproof. 7 layers construction, long service life, batter heat transfer, corrosion-resistant. Using a 1.2mm thickness fiberglass back sheet, heat resistant backing to ensure the solar panels remain strong and are resistant to sagging over time. They are hail-proof and shockproof, durable and suitable for various outdoor environments.

6.Aluminum Fame & Kickstand: Tough, lightweight 17mm aluminum frame, corrosion-resistant and immune to the harmful effects of UV rays. With corner protectors so as not to damage it when moving. The kickstand, can get 25% more sunlight than flat laying.

7.Lightweight: Only 8.5 lbs/3.9kgs.They pack down smaller than most metal frame solar panels on the market and weigh over 50% less!

8. Output: Come with standard MC4 connectors output, easy for you to connect more than one panel to get more power.

Lensun 110W Solar Panel Suitcase Specifications:

Model: LS-110ST
Rated Maximum Power: 110W
Solar Efficiency: 23.5%+
Voltage at Pmax(VMP): 18V
Current at Pmax(IMP): 6.11A
Open Circuit Voltage(VOC): 21.24V
Short Circuit Current(ISC): 6.7A
Solar Cells: Grade A PERC 9BB Mono Crystalline
Cells Coating: ETFE
Frame Material: Aluminium
Dimensions(Unfolded): 41.8×22.4×0.8in/1062x569x20mm
Dimensions(Folded): 20.9×22.4×1.6in/531x569x40mm
Net Weight: 8.5lbs/3.9kgs
Values at standard test conditions: Air Mass – AM1.5, Irradiance – 1000W/m2, Cell Temperature – 25°C

Lensun 110W Solar Panel Suitcase Packing:

1 x Lensun 110W Ultra Thin Waterproof Foldable Solar Panel suitcase

1 x Waterproof PWM Solar Controller

1 x 16ft/5m Extension Cable with MC4 connectors

1 x DC5521 to MC4 connectors adapter

1 x DC 8mm to MC4 connectors adapter

1 x Anderson to MC4 connectors adapter

1 x Heavy Duty Carry Bag with Accessory Pocket

In addition to the 110W Solar Panel Suitcase, we also offer 30W, 55W, 100W, 150W, 300W Solar Panel Suitcase.

 

If there has any questions or advice, please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale requests just call us or email us, thanks.

 

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]

Flexible Solar Panel Installed On Roof and On Hood

Lensun 90W Solar Panel Mounted On The Hood and 50W Flexible Solar Panel Mounted On The Roof of Toyota Tacoma(2005-2015) 2nd Gen.

William Purcahsed 1Pcs 90W solar panel for the hood and another 50W solar panel for the roof of his Toyota Tacoma 2nd Gen (2005-2015).

SOLAR PANEL INSTALLED ON HOOD

The hood solar panel for Toyota Tacoma 2nd Gen (2005-2015) Available At:

The Hood Solar Panel for Tacoma 2nd Gen

After installing solar panel of the hood, William felt that his truck’s roof was also an excellent place to install solar panel which can add extra energy without wasting the area of it, so William installed another 50W solar panel on the roof of his Tacoma 2rd Gen.

The roof solar panel for Toyota Tacoma 2nd Gen (2005-2015) Available At:

The Roof Solar Panel for Tacoma 2nd Gen


ACCESSORIES FOR INSTALLATION

3M VHB 5952 (Black) 1” wide 15ft.  used 1 roll plus about 10” from 2nd roll.

Dualplex neoprene sponge foam rubber roll 1 sided adhesive 15x60x1/16”. Used 1 roll.

Dualplex neoprene sponge foam rubber roll 1 sided adhesive 15x60x1/8”. Used 1 roll.

All items purchased on Amazon.

INSTALLATION

STEP 1: CLEAN THE SOLAR PANEL

Clean Solar Panel with alcohol before applying 3M tape!!!

STEP 2: LAY OUT THE TAPE

Use 2 rows of 1” wide 3M tape to align with each roof rib. 

Center to center spacing approximately 10 1/8”

Add 1 row of 3M tape atop the foam layers (center of foam), (3 places)

1/16” foam layer plus 1/8” foam layer filled in area between rib tape 3 places. You must leave at least ½” gap between foam and 3M tape to avoid the angle portion of roof ribs.

Note: Some small air bubbles will appear under the foam. These can be punctured with the corner of a razor blade.

STEP 3: FILLED WITH FOAM TAPE

NOTE1: Wash and then Clay bar roof area prior to installing the vinyl underlay.  I used “Mothers Detailer”

NOTE2: Clean with alcohol before applying Foam tape and Roof Solar Panel!!!  3M VHB tape must be free of contaminates for best adhesion. It also requires 72 hours to reach100% strength.

STEP 4: PUT THE PANEL ON THE ROOF

STEP 5: LAY OUT THE CABLE

STEP 6: INSTALLATION FINISHED

This 50W solar panel is designed to fit the Gladiator JT. Its dimensions are 32.7×14”. A larger panel will fit the top area of a 2014 Tacoma Access cab.  Use caution as the cab roof arch increases as it goes wider (front to back). A panel as wide as 28-29” may be possible but 21-22” would be a safer bet.

Vinyl Underlay was made larger than required in case the leading edge of the roof solar panel began to lift away at high speeds.  The intent was to add Eternabond tape if this happened.  80-90MPH speeds and panel is still holding solid.

LENSUN provides hood solar panels for various models of truck, Available At: Hood Solar Panel.


LENSUN provides roof solar panels for various models of truck, Available At: Roof Solar Panel.

 

If there has any questions or advice, please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale requests just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]

LENSUN SOLAR ENERGY VEHICLE-SPECIFIC HOOD STAMP SOLAR PANEL – INSTALL & REVIEW ON 3RD GEN TACOMA

Much Thanks Sean’s Detail Installation Steps of His Toyota Tocoma 3rd Gen.

This article comes from TRAIL TACOMA

LENSUN SOLAR 85W VEHICLE-SPECIFIC HOOD MOUNTED AUXILARY SOLAR PANEL FOR OFF-ROAD & OVERLAND TRAVEL – STEP-BY-STEP INSTALLATION GUIDE, FULL REVIEW & OVERVIEW

If you aren’t already familiar with Lensun Solar Energy, let me introduce you. They are your one-stop-shop for anything solar. Specializing in all things solar from flexible, vehicle-specific panels, to fully rigid panels – they have everything you might need to get your solar setup dialed!
Solar is becoming more and more popular in the camping and off-road/overland world nowadays for adding an auxiliary source of power to help run all your accessories. There are tons of options out there when it comes to solar, but one choice that has been trending lately is these truck-specific, flexible solar panels. Vehicle-specific solar is a form-fitted hood solar panel meant to sit on the hood of your rig and gather sunlight to turn into energy. They’re a great way to free up valuable space on a rack or back seat and are always out there converting solar energy when the sun is shining!
Today, we are going to dive into the unboxing, install and review of the complete Tacoma-specific solar panel kit offered by Lensun. This kit comes with everything you need to get the panel up and running. Before ordering, be sure to check what type of battery you have and if you want to run it directly to your battery or an external power station. If you are unsure about where to get started, or what type of system you need for your vehicle, feel free to reach out to Lensun with any questions.

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3rd Gen Toyota Tacoma Vehicle Specific Solar Panel from Lensun Solar Energy: Check Price

LENSUN HOOD-MOUNTED SOLAR PANEL FOR TACOMA

Table of Contents
* Features & Specifications
* Solar Controller Overview
* Unboxing
* Installation
* Tools & Materials
Step 1. Install Controller Module
Step 2. Mounting Controller Panel
Step 3. Cable Management
Step 4. Installing Vinyl
Step 5. Wash the Hood
Step 6. Place Panel on Hood
Step 7. Wiring Panel to Controller
* Final Thoughts

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

Electrical Specifications

Peak power: 85W
Solar cell efficiency: 22.5%
Maximum power voltage: 17V
Maximum power current: 5A
Open circuit voltage: 21V
Short circuit current: 5.5A
Power allowance range: +/-3%
Maximum system voltage: 500V
Total Weight: 6.6 lbs.

Features

Your battery or power station will always be topped off when the panel is exposed to sunlight.

Emergency engine starting.  If you ever manage to completely drain your battery, the hood solar panel can start the vehicle in 30 minutes based on sun exposure.

Decreased hood glare. Extremely noticeable with a reflective color of paint like white.

High-quality ultra-thin build quality that sits low profile on the hood.

SOLAR CONTROLLER OVERVIE

If you decided to get the solar controller, then I’d highly advise browsing the manual. As someone who never likes to read manuals and throws them out with the hopes of figuring things out myself, this one is super useful. The solar controller has tons of features and acronyms that are worthy of getting familiar with.
I found that Chapter 6, pages 14-16, is filled with the most pertinent information, descriptions, diagrams, and shortcuts. The solar controller continuously changes screens, displaying new and different information all with their separate meanings. I also found it was useful to get to know these functions to check up every once in a while to see how much power I am drawing and when the hood solar panel is gathering energy.
Furthermore on the controller, are two USB ports. If you haven’t noticed already, they are located on the top of the solar controller. These are super handy for the sake of having the ability to charge devices straight from the battery and not worry about draining it when it’s in the sun charging away. The solar controller is loaded with features and the manual does a great job outlining them. Take the time to get familiar with the functions to help better understand your power draw and intake.

UNBOXING

Something myself and others value is quality packaging.
Knowing your product came damage-free is a huge relief. Lensun did a great job ensuring that all products came well supported and safe from potential damage.

The hood solar panel was sandwiched between two dense pieces of cardboard.
Be sure not to bend the panel excessively.

The hood solar panel’s texture resembles nonslip plastic due to the fine dimples on it. As you might have assumed, the panel is waterproof.
Side note, don’t touch the top of the panel after it’s been in the sun for a while, it gets really hot!

In the smaller of the two boxes is the controller. The controller is an optional piece but is highly recommended if you are going to hook the panel up to your battery.
The contents of the box include the controller, wire harness, extra crimp ends, and the manual.

Note that the complete kit comes with a custom-fitted wrap, if you opt not to get it, you can still purchase a hood wrap from a third-party company.
Lensun highly suggests using a vinyl wrap between the panel and hood because if you decide to install it without the vinyl wrap, it could potentially damage the paint if you try and remove it. Lensun provides a wrap-specific squeegee too.

Installation

Let’s run through how to install and mount this solar panel to your truck.

TOOLS & MATERIALS

Since this is the complete kit, the only thing that I needed to purchased was double-sided tape.
Assortment of Zipties
Electrical Tape
Dikes (Wires Cutters)
Mechanic’s Tool Set
 *10mm & 12mm Socket
 *Phillips Head Screwdriver
Scissors
Double-Sided Tape (2 Rolls Minimum)
1/4 Phillips Head Screws (Optional)
Velcro (Optional)
Coat Hanger (Optional)

STEP1. INSTALL CONTROLLER MODULE

Source your positive and negative cable ends, the red (positive) cable will have the fuse on it.

These are what will attach to the battery or power tray. Red to red, black to black, of course.

If you are wiring to a battery like me, remove the terminal cover and get your 12mm socket and ratchet. Unscrew the nut all the way.
Route your positive wire under the cover and attach it to the terminal along with any other accessories you may previously have had on the terminal. Locate your socket again and tighten it all up. Disregard the nasty terminals, they were cleaned later.
Please note that if you have a power tray for all your accessories, the install will differ. You will have to wire up to the tray instead of the battery. Wire the same way you have with previous accessories.

Repeat the step on the negative side with the black wire. The negative side has a 10mm nut.

STEP2. MOUNTING CONTROLLER PANEL

I decided to mount the controller alongside the engine bay near the fuse box. Please note if you have a power tray, this space will be occupied and this step can be disregarded.
Unfortunately, the wires on the controller aren’t long enough to route inside the cab, I had tried and only had about a foot and a half of wire to play with leaving no space to mount it. Extending the wires to mount in the cab is a potential job I may tackle down the road.
Holding the panel in the location you want it, mark the top two holes on the controller with a sharpie. These are what you’re going to drill out to mount the controller to.

I used a tap and hammer to open up the holes but a drill will do the job just as well. Using two 1/4″ screws, tighten down the module to the engine bay. You can now remove the protective plastic over the screen if you haven’t already.
The controller will indicate numbers if wired up to the battery, these aren’t accurate, but a good indication you are receiving power!

STEP3. CABLE MANAGEMENT

With the excess wires from the controller, I wrapped them up as clean as I could and stuffed them under the controller. Taking two zip ties, you can utilize the bottom holes on the controller to zip tie the wires. Repeat on the other side. For a cleaner look, the wires can be shortened and crimped together to remove any unnecessary excess.
With the excess wires coming off the battery, use some electrical tape and the Velcro roll that came holding the wires together to tidy them up. For a sleeker look, the cables can be routed around the fuse box to hide them better.

To get the wiring up and situated for the hood solar panel, routing it along the stock harness is a good place for it to sit.
With the controller mounted up and out of the way, it is time to move on to mounting the panel.

STEP4: INSTALLING VINYL

There are a couple of ways to go about mounting the vinyl and panel. The first is to lay the vinyl onto the hood, squeegee it out, and then lay (using double-sided tape) the hood solar panel onto it. The second way, the way that I went with, was to lay the vinyl out on top of the cardboard and then place the solar panel on top of it (using double-sided tape), then installing the whole assembly onto the hood together.
A tip I learned was to use duct tape on the corners as it is stronger than painter’s tape and will hold it better. Please note too, that the wrap has a plastic wrap on the top so when the time comes, go ahead and remove that.

Now, dry-fit the hood solar panel onto the wrap. You will note that the wrap is about 1/2″ wider than the hood solar panel. The wrap is precut to fit the shape of the hood solar panel, so if you choose to keep the overhang, then leave it as is and move on to the next step of laying down the tape.
I chose to have a sleeker look and decided I was going to cut the excess vinyl once the hood solar panel is on the wrap.

Being careful, flip the hood solar panel over and grab your double-sided tape. Run it along all the edges of the hood solar panel and add a couple in the middle as well. If you would like to add some more in the blank spaces, it wouldn’t hurt. Just don’t buy the cheap stuff.
Once the tape is laid, you can go ahead and remove the plastic on the wrap, if you haven’t already. Having a second set of hands helps tremendously and is highly recommended.

Remove the backing on the tape and lift the hood solar panel carefully and lay it center onto the vinyl. Press firmly around all edges and the center of the panel to make sure the adhesive has done its job.
If you are planning on leaving the excess go ahead and leave as is, if you want to score the excess, take a knife or scissors and cut alongside the edges to clean everything up.

Success! Now the hood solar panel is all set up ready to go onto the truck.

STEP5: WASH THE HOOD

This step is crucial to have the vinyl sit properly on the truck.
Gotta show the truck some love, so I went about washing the whole thing, because why not, when all the products are out. Make sure to wipe up all the water and that the hood has fully dried before placing any vinyl.

STEP 6. PLACE PANEL ON HOOD

Time to mount the solar panel onto the hood. As mentioned above, recruit another helper for this step to make sure it’s properly installed and aligned. The 3rd Gen Tacoma has two dimples roughly aligned with the driver and passenger seats, use those lines as guides to get the panel centered.
Another helpful tip is to use the Toyota logo on the grille as a reference point to getting it centered.

Once you’ve got the hood solar panel where you like it, take some painter’s tape and tape the corners to have a guide once you get ready to place it for real.
Walk around the truck one more time and make sure you like where it is sitting.

Starting with the front of the panel, remove the backing off the vinyl, about 6-8 inches, and get the front of the hood solar panel lined up with your tape corners. Once that is sitting in its happy place, move towards the back, removing the vinyl while simultaneously pressing down on the panel.
Once the solar panel is stuck to the hood, go around applying pressure all over to make sure it’s all sitting straight and flat. I added some weight over the wire module to make sure that it’s getting the proper pressure since it’s a little harder to reach.

Let the hood solar panel sit for 5 or so minutes and make sure nothing is peeling. If it does, apply pressure and push down any corners or edges that have popped up. Adding weight can also help, as seen in the previous step.
With that, the hood solar panel is on! Walk around and ensure it’s where you had planned it to end up.

STEP 7. WIRING PANEL TO CONTROLLER

Unravel the wiring harness if you haven’t already, and feed it under the hood towards the controller.

The connectors are opposite of each other so you cannot accidentally mess up the connections.
Press the ends together until you hear the subtle click. Small amounts of pressure may need to be applied to get the seal to cooperate.

If you mounted the controller in the same place I did, then you will notice excess wires to wrap up. Since I may want to relocate my controller in the future, I am going to leave the excess.
Gathering the harness as best as I could, I found the best place to stow the wires would be the factory harness that runs along the rain gutter. Place zip ties along the harness and start tightening while making sure your harness is sitting nice and isn’t pinched anywhere.
Now you have completed the install of your Lensun VSS Solar Panel!

Take a step back and admire your work. Always a great day when an install goes well!
As installs always go, walk around to make sure everything is where it’s supposed to be and is looking right. If need be, you can stuff some more wire into the engine bay if there is excess coming off the panel.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Overall, my first impressions are great, from the packaging to the build quality.
Overlanders are running more and more accessories nowadays, and these draw significant amounts of power. It is pretty much required to have another source of energy if you want to keep all your gear charged and running for days on end. While traditional solar panels are more than enough for a lot of people and do a great job, having a panel on your hood at all times is a nice benefit. No more forgetting your packable panel and no more having a power station or battery go dead while out exploring.
After running the hood solar panel for a few weeks now, I have learned a lot about solar. The most noticeable difference I saw right off the bat was the reduction in hood glare. Having a white Tacoma, the glare from off the hood can be blinding when the sun hits it just right. With the panel taking up nearly half the hood, it helps tremendously with the glare.

Furthermore, having the solar panel mounted on the hood and hooked up to the battery gives me the ability to use the bed outlet, interior 12-volt plugs, and other USB ports without the worry of draining the battery. Down the road, I plan on adding a fridge to my build along with a power station and other devices that draw power. Knowing this hood solar panel is with me all the time and charging my battery and accessories is a huge positive and reassurance when off the grid.
If you’re in the market for solar, seriously consider the Lensun Vehicle Specific Hood Stamp Solar Panel. Their panel has left me nothing short of impressed and eager to continue putting it through its paces out in the wild. Get out there and explore!

In addition to Toyota, we also offer the hood solar panels for most off-road SUVs and all various of brand trucks on the market, such as the hood solar panels of Land Rover, Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Hummer, Jeep, Isuzu, Nissan, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Suzuki.

If there has any questions or advice, please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale requests just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
Email: [email protected][email protected]

Hood Solar Panel Installation Experience for 110W Land Rover Discovery LR3/LR4

Much Thanks Chad’s Installation Experience of His 110W Land Rover Discovery LR3.

Why Chad Want to Install This Customized Hood Solar Panel

Chad said: A few years ago I purchased a cheap 80 watt solar panel on ebay actually installed it on the hood of my Land Rover LR3 hood because I thought this is great space for a solar panel. It actually worked a couple of years, but it wasn’t great, The panel itself wat not that efficient of a panel and ended up failing, which I was expecting, But it got me thinking and researching and then i found this company called Lensun Solar. an up-and-coming solar panel company that specializes in unique and custom size flexible hood solar panels for vehicle applications. When I came across their company, they had just released  a custom fit hood solar panel for the Toyota FJ Cruiser…I loved the look and needed one for my LR3! Fast forward to early 2021 as they just announced a custom fit flexible hood solar panel for the Land Rover Discovery LR3 and LR4!!!! I was pumped and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.

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Lensun 110W Hood Solar Panel for Land Rover Discovery LR3/LR4, the solar panel installation on the hood and charge the vehicle battery

This hood solar panel provides power to keep 12v accessories like fridges, lighting, phones, cameras, radios, etc everything else charged.  Do not worry a dead battery while camping/off the grid.  Perfactly shaped for the hood of the vehilce.  Easy to install plug and play wiring.

Lensun Hood Solar Panel Feature

1. Keep your vehicle battery topped up at all times. Your battery will charge every time your vehicle is parked in the sun. Perfect for the overlander or camper who wants to power devices without worrying about draining their battery. 
2. Prolongs your battery life. The hood solar panel will give you longer overall battery life by tending it constantly during periods of sun exposure. 
3. Emergency engine starting device.  If you ever manage to completely drain your battery. The hood solar panel will start the vehicle up again in as little as 30 minutes depending on sun exposure.  Very efficient and great back up if you want to be off the grid.
4. Decreased hood glare. Due to it’s light absorbing properties the hood solar panel creates a surface with very low reflectivity across the hood of the vehicle, the decreased glare while driving. That means constant charging regardless of sun angle.
5. The optional Plug-and-play 10A Waterproof MPPT solar charge controller, has been pre-wired with fuses, terminals, and connectors. This solar controller compatible with Various Battery options: Sealed, AGM, Gel, Liquid and Lithium-ion.
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6. The optional but highly recommended custom cut vinyl base sheet protects the underlying vehicle paint from damage. The Solar charge controller is based on common negative design and advanced MPPT control algorithm, with intelligent protection against reverse polarity, overcharging, short-circuit, and reverse current.

Lensun 110W ETFE Flexible Hood Solar Panel Feature

1. Solar cell: Grade A PERC Monocrystalline solar cells with much higher efficiency and more durability than other mono solar cells.
2. Premium EFTE Film: This film features superior light transmittance and weatherproof performance, and is also heat, corrosion, and UV resistant. ETFE also has self-cleaning abilities, ensures the best performance day after day.
3. Backboard: Durable fiberglass substrate backboard, better heat dissipation than PET backboard which ensures a long lifetime. ETFE film and fiberglass backboard can withstand extreme environmental conditions, maintenance-free for years.
4. Ultrathin & Lightweight: At only 3mm thick, the hood solar panel is powerful, waterproof, lightweight(60% less than the conventional solar panels), durable, and highly resistant to the harsh operating conditions of a marine environment.

Electrical Information:

Peak power: 110W
Solar cell efficiency: 22.5%
Maximum power voltage: 23V
Maximum power current: 4.78A
Open circuit voltage: 26V
Short circuit current: 5.26A
Power allowance range: +/-3%
Maximum system voltage: 500V
Net Weight: 3.5kg/7.7 lbs
J-Box: IP 68 rated with 2m/6.5ft cables and MC4 connectors
Values at standard test conditions: Air Mass – AM1.5, Irradiance – 1000W/m2, Cell Temperature – 25°C

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Chad’s Review

This is a short term review of Lensun’s new hood mounted 110w hood solar panel for the Land Rover LR3/LR4 2005-2016. The panel shipped very fast, with good packaging and damage free. With the help of a buddy, I first installed a custom vinyl wrap on the hood of my LR3 to act as an under layer to mount the panel so it can be removed in the future if necessary. From a visual perspective, the vinyl wrap also frames the hood while helping the panel to blend in with the vehicle. I used 3M VHB tape to attach the panel to the hood and then black silicone around all the edges to keep water from finding it’s way under the panel.
I love how it looks on the hood of the Rover and contemplating getting another one for my wife’s LR4! It’s super clean, looks like it belongs and gives functionality to an otherwise unusable space. So far functionality is great too as it’s feeding a lot of power to my dual battery system so I can run my fridge, lights and keep my kids digital devices charged up at camp. 🙂

In addition to the hood solar panel of Land Rover’s LR3/LR4, we also offer hood solar panels for Land Rover defender 90, Land Rover defender 110.

In addition to Land Rover, we also offer the hood solar panels for most off-road SUVs and all various of brand trucks on the market, such as the hood solar panels of Toyota, Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Hummer, Jeep, Isuzu, Nissan, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Suzuki.

If there has any questions or advice, please contact us or call us in the following information from Mondays to Fridays. Any wholesale requests just call us or email us, thanks.

Contact information
www.lensunsolar.com
Tel: US +1 720-608-1288
China: +86 15759769602
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Skype: lensunsolar
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