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
Whatsapp:  +86 15759769602
Skype: lensunsolar
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2 thoughts on “Hood Solar Panel Installation Experience for 110W Land Rover Discovery LR3/LR4

  1. Gary 2021-12-04 at 07:30

    Can you fit to a discovery 2 ?

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