Hood Solar Panel Installation Experience for 85W 90W Toyota Tacoma 3Gen (2016-Present)

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


Note: We’ve recently updated our hood solar panels, including the 85W Tacoma 3rd Gen model. Its solar material has been upgradeed to higher efficiency cells, allowing it to reach 90watts while maintaining the same hood size.

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

Sean said: “Lensun make a total of 95 hood solar panels (Newest is 244 hood solar panels now) 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 90W 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 90W Toyota 3rd Gen 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 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 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


Hood Solar Panel for 2nd&3rd Tacoma  with a Scoop/Cooler Vent

We got custom shape hood solar panels mounted on Tacoma with a scoop too!!2-part hood solar panels can be easily connected and user friendly.Check below hood solar panel for 2G Tacoma Sport and 3G Tacoma Sport 

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Hood Solar Panel for 1st&2nd Tacoma without a Scoop/Cooler Vent

As we all known,batteries need to be loaded over 50%,it helps maintain the battery.And here we are,Lensun hood solar panel keep your crack battery topped,which help extend the battery’s lifespan.

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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.”

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.

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