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360w Large Solar Panel Kit with Victron Smartsolar MPPT

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360w Large Solar Panel Kit with Victron Smartsolar MPPT - Perfect for off-grid Campervans & Motorhomes

This large 360w Rigid Solar Panel Kit is designed for off-grid, campervans, motorhomes, and yachts/boats. The included Victron SmartSolar MPPT 100/30 charge controller ensures maximum power output and battery charging efficiency. The ETFE covering makes the solar panel extremely durable and resistant. This kit is perfect for those looking to set up a reliable and efficient solar power system for campervan conversions, boats, yachts, motorhomes and other off-grid applications.

360w Solar panel kit including:

Monocrystalline Panel - Dimensions: 1956 x 990 x 40 mm
Victron 100/30 Smartsolar MPPT Solar Charge Controller
2 x black 5m 6mm PV Solar Cable with MC4 Connectors
2 x 5m (6mm) solar extension cables with MC4 connectors
Z Brackets or 6 Piece ABS Plastic Solar Panel Mount Kit with Double Entry Roof Gland


This high-efficiency 360W monocrystalline solar panel is the largest solar panel in our product catalogue and is by far one of the largest and most powerful solar panels available on the UK and worldwide market. It is perfect for permanent outdoor use to provide free electricity in any grid-tie, hybrid or off-grid application (such as charging batteries in vehicles or boats, or powering an off-grid house or cabin, or working with a grid-tie / hybrid inverter to feed energy into the electrical grid). Due to the size of the area that this solar panel covers (nearly 2m2) it is great for large systems where the time and cost associated with fitting a high wattage array needs to be minimised.

In order to achieve high output this solar panel uses innovative 5 busbar solar cells, which are more efficient than the 2, 3 or 4 busbar solar cells used in other solar panels, and are able to extract more power from the same surface area. This results in a smaller overall solar panel for the same power rating.

On the back of the solar panel there is an IP68 (fully waterproof) junction box with 1m of special solar cable which can operate at high roof temperatures with minimum power losses. A pair of male / female MC4 compatible connectors are crimped on the end of the cable for easy connection to other solar panels, extension leads or your existing system.

The panel is encased in a robust 40mm thick frame made of anodized aluminium alloy for structural rigidity and many years of stable output. The waterproof design and non-corrosive materials ensure that the panel can be used in all weather conditions and locations, including marine applications where contact with sea water is likely.

Each individual solar panel is thoroughly tested to the highest quality standards, and labelled with a unique serial number for further quality control and increased warranty protection.

Specifications:
• Peak power: 360W
• Maximum power voltage: 38.90V
• Maximum power current: 9.25A
• Open circuit voltage: 47.9V
• Short circuit current: 9.75A
• Power tolerance: 0/+3%
• Dimensions: 1956 x 990 x 40 mm
• Weight: 23 kg
• Mounting holes for installation
• 2 x 0.9m of high quality single core solar cable 4.0mm² cross section
• Male and female MC4 compatible connectors

Features of the Victron SmartSolar MPPT 100/30:

• Bluetooth Smart built-in: enables set-up and monitoring with a smart phone or other Bluetooth
enabled device
• Ultra-fast Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
• Advanced Maximum Power Point Detection in case of partial shading conditions
• Load output on the small models
• Battery Life: intelligent battery management by load shedding
• Automatic battery voltage recognition
• Flexible charge algorithm
• Over-temperature protection and power de-rating when temperature is high.
Flexible charge algorithm Fully programmable charge algorithm, and eight pre-programmed algorithms, selectable with a rotary switch (see manual for details).

 

Advantages of Solar
Solar panels are a great addition to caravans, campervans and motorhomes for a number of reasons. Not only do they provide a clean and renewable source of energy, but they also offer a number of practical advantages that make them a worthwhile investment for anyone who spends a lot of time on the road.
One of the biggest advantages of solar panels in caravans and campervans is that they allow you to be more self-sufficient while you're traveling. With a solar panel system, you can generate your own electricity, which means you don't have to rely on hooking up to external power sources. This is especially useful when you're camping in remote areas where there may not be any electrical outlets nearby.
Another advantage of solar panels in caravans, campervans and motorhomes is that they can help you save money on your energy bills. By generating your own electricity, you can reduce your reliance on more expensive sources of power, such as gasoline generators or hooking up to the grid. This can help you save money on fuel and other energy costs, making solar panels a cost-effective investment in the long run.
Solar panels are also easy to install and maintain, which makes them a convenient choice for caravans and campervans. They are relatively lightweight, so they won't add a lot of extra weight to your vehicle, and they can be easily mounted on the roof or other parts of your caravan or campervan.
In addition to the practical advantages, solar panels are also environmentally friendly. They produce clean, renewable energy, which means they don't produce any harmful emissions or contribute to climate change. This makes them a great choice for anyone who is looking to reduce their carbon footprint while they're on the road.
Overall, solar panels are a great addition to caravans, campervans and motorhomes for anyone who spends a lot of time on the road. They offer a convenient and cost-effective way to generate your own electricity, and they are easy to install and maintain. Plus, they are environmentally friendly, making them a win-win for both practicality and sustainability.







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