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Renogy® 100W Monocrystalline Bendable Solar Panel

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  • High modules conversion efficiency
  • Guaranteed Positive Output Tolerance (0-3%)
  • Withstand high wind (2400Pa) and snow loads (5400Pa)
  • Excellent performance in low light environments
  • The plastic back sheet can be curved to a maximum 30 degree arc and mounted on an RV, boat, cabin, tent, or any other irregular surface. The flexibility of this panel also makes it more ideal for storage in tight spaces or crowded areas that are typically off limits for traditional glass and aluminum models. While this panel may be damaged by sharp objects or scraping, there is no risk of shattering or cracking.
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Renogy® 100W Monocrystalline Bendable Solar Panel + 5 Pairs of MC4 Male/ Female Solar Panel Cable Connectors + Renogy Branch Connectors Solar MC4 Connectors Y connector in Pair MMF+FFM
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 41 x 21 x 0.2 inches ; 4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00IK19VF6
  • Item model number: RNG-100DB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,809 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

Description
The Renogy bendable solar panel uses advanced technology backed by contact Sunpower Monocrystalline solar cells that have been laminated into a flexible plastic sheet. The result is a solar panel that is far more durable than traditional glass and aluminum models, with twice the efficiency (approx. 20%) of flexible thin film solar panels.
With these advanced solar cells, you will get greater power efficiency even though the panel is no larger than a traditional model. The plastic back sheet can be curved to a maximum 30 degree arc and mounted on an RV, boat, cabin, tent, or any other irregular surface. The flexibility of this panel also makes it ideal for storage in tight spaces or crowded areas that are typically off limits for traditional glass and aluminum models.
While this solar panel packs 100W of power, it only weighs a mere 3lbs, making it easier to transport, hang, and remove. The laminate coating on the exterior of the panel makes it impervious to saltwater splashing, rain, and other weather elements. While this panel may be damaged by sharp objects or scraping, there is no risk of shattering or cracking.

Specifications
Maximum Power: 100W
Maximum System Voltage: 600V DC (UL)
Optimum Operating Voltage (Vmp): 17.7V
Optimum Operating Current (Imp): 5.70A
Open-Circuit Voltage (Voc): 21.7V
Short-Circuit Current (Isc): 6.10A
Maximum Series Fuse Rating: 15A
Dimensions: 41.3 X 21.3 X 0.12 In
Weight: 4.4lbs

Warranty Information
5-year material and workmanship warranty

Customer Reviews

The panel is very nicely made and VERY light.
Adele Blood
Pumps out 5 amps at 12 volts in direct sunlight, exactly right for a 100W panel.
Chris
The panel came yesterday on time and packed well.
Katie M.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By David J. Schmitt on June 26, 2014
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I acquired this panel to supplement a permanantly-mounted traditional glass/aluminum framed panel on the top of my pop-up camper. It is wired into the same controller, I plug it into an external SAE plug on the back wall. I decided to get this instead of a less-costly glass panel for two reasons. The light weight and flexibility would make it easier to transport, store for travel, and deploy than a glass panel, and if I decided I wanted to mount it on top of the camper in the future, the light weight and low profile would make mounting easier and wouldn't affect my ability to lift the camper top.

The other review indicating the wiring connections might not be as robust as I wanted, concerned me. In my use, the 15' of 10 gauge wiring weighs as much as the panel, so I used the grommets on the wiring end of the panel to zip tie the wire leads straight out. This eliminated any pulling on the wiring connections,

In my initial testing the panel produced up to 4.9 amps of current at my controller. As I expected, since it has only 32 cells, versus a more-common 36 cells, it is highly susceptible to shading, losing 50% or more of charging when shading of one cell occurs. Having it portable will allow me to place it where I expect the best sun to be while I am off doing my thing. The light weight allows it to lay on the camper, on my windshield, against a tire, or wherever I choose to place it within the constraints of my wire length and ability to tie it down against the wind. The grommets on the backing plastic allow a couple bungies to keep it most places I envision using it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Brian H. on July 15, 2014
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I bought four of these for my Airstream. They fit perfectly on the roof, and were easy to secure with rivets through the pre-drilled grommets. I also ran a bead of sealant around the edges to keep water from getting underneath. I would definitely recommend these.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Taxilian on August 16, 2014
I'm a ham radio operator and I have sleep apnea that I use a CPAP for. I got this to use on ham radio events as well as to keep a battery charged while camping to run my CPAP off of. Gotta say -- this works great! I topped off the battery in about 5 hours in a fogbank, which kinda shocked me. Some of it is that the battery wasn't really *that* low, but the panel really does work well.

I am able to easy pack this with other things and it doesn't feel fragile. In fact, that might even be a downside -- I keep having to remind myself to be careful with it, because it doesn't feel like it should need that. I do worry a bit that the wires will come off, but so far no issues whatsoever.

I paid a premium to get the flexibility, but for a mobile panel that I put up "wherever" it was well worth it.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By jmpaul on May 26, 2014
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The open circuit and short circuit outputs are very near the ratings, so all is good there. I tested an older and a newer unit. The newer ones are slightly shorter with the white edge reduced opposite the connector side, and four small grommeted holes are provided.

A big problem however is the attachment of the diode box (the rectangular thing the wires come out of). In both units the silicone bond around it was partly peeled away with the box lifted off the surface slightly at one end. The wires are heavy and can further damage this area in handling. In one panel the box tore off entirely and one connector tab under it broke away at the panel surface. I had voided the warranty by drilling mounting holes in the unit so the seller initially was not going to fix the unrelated box failure under the warranty. But they ultimately offered to pay shipping to look at it, which was good of them.

But since the warranty was busted anyway I fixed the connector myself using plastic welding methods I have and soldering. It will be helpful if the diode box is attached mechanically. I built some clips to do so, but if you bond it down tight to a roof there will be no room underneath for such clips. Then flat head screws from below could work, but be careful about drilling holes, I suggest you ask exactly where such holes are permissible.

The diode box does not appear to be weather tight but the seller assured me it is.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Spencer Fox on June 20, 2014
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Yesterday in full sunshine in the Seattle area at around noon I got about 70 Watts out of the panel. The day before was overcast around noon and the panel generated about 20 Watts of power. Not bad since the panel was lying flat on the ground at the time. I used an analog ammeter and a digital volt meter for the measurements and did the math. Those numbers are the actual measurements.

I have an A-Liner A-frame popup trailer and at 4 pounds I can mount the panel permanently to the roof without causing issues while setting up. I'm not sure if that is how I will ultimately mount it as that could cause me to have to park with the trailer oriented to the south to maximize sunlight exposure on the panel. I might even be able to mount a second panel on the other roof section giving me sun exposure on one or both panels all day long regardless of which way the trailer is pointed.

Most likely during the summer the only appliance I would be using during the day in the trailer is the vent fan. The specs for the fan shows about 1A current draw on low so even on overcast days the panel should be able to keep the fan running without drawing power from the battery. Since I have only one battery in my trailer, that should be enough power to keep it charged as long as I don't overdo it.

If I don't mount the panel permanently I can store it under the front bunk mattress when not in use. They say I can walk on it so sitting on it should not be a problem.

Over all, I think this panel is going to work very nicely for my application.
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