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50w Flexible Reinforced Solar Panel Complete Kit with Victron Energy SmartSolar MPPT 75/10

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50w Flexible Reinforced Solar Panel Complete Kit with Victron Energy SmartSolar MPPT 75/10

(These kits are perfect for pop top roofs)

Our flexible solar panel complete kit is suitable for many vehicle types, boats and off-grid applications.

Kit Contents

  • 50w Semi-Flexible Reinforced Solar Panel 880 x 350 x 4 mm
  • Victron Energy SmartSolar MPPT 75/10 SCC075010060R
  • Sikaflex 522 Caravan / Motorhome Adhesive
  • Pair of MC4 Connectors
  • 10 Metres of 6mm PV Cable ( 2 * 5m Red & Black)
  • Double Entry Cable Roof Gland in White
  • 2 year warranty on the Solar Panel
  • 5 year warranty on Victron MPPT

Solar Panel Specifications:

aluminum reinforcement and strong ETFE coating:

This reinforced semi-flexible solar panel has a unique 7-layer construction, featuring an embedded sheet of anodised aluminium fully encapsulated within the solar panel. This additional reinforcement offers greater strength and resilience, making this one of the most robust semi-flexible solar panels available on the market.

In addition to the aluminium reinforcement, the surface of this 50W semi-flexible solar panel is made of strong ETFE material which has a longer service life compared to standard semi-flexible solar panels. As a result, these particular semi-flexible solar panels are extremely hard-wearing and less prone to cracking , delamination and corrosion. The lightly textured coating of this panel creates an anti-reflective surface which allows the panel to absorb a far greater amount of light, thereby increasing efficiency. ETFE material has long been used in applications where durability and high-temperature resistance is required, such as in the Eden Project, Cornwall. You can read more about ETFE and its benefits here.

High quality 5-busbar solar cells:

This panel also features innovative 5 busbar solar cells, which are more efficient than the 2, 3 or 4 busbar solar cells used in most other solar panels, and are able to extract more power from the same surface area. This results in a smaller overall solar panel, which is ideal for applications where space is limited. These solar cells are also the best choice for applications in warmer climates, as they operate well even in high ambient temperatures.

Other benefits:

  • Semi-flexible design makes it ideal for slightly curved roofs and surfaces where bonding is preferable (though the panel can also be fixed by bolts or screws)
  • Unique narrow shape is ideal for applications where space is restricted, or where there are obstructions on the roof (only 35cm wide)
  • The panel is incredibly light (only 2kg) which is great for all vehicles
  • High resistance to salt water environments and the possibility to walk on the panel make it perfect for boats and yachts.
  • Sealed waterproof design ensures the panel can be used in all weather conditions.

Victron MPPT Solar Charge Controller Specifications:

Bluetooth Smart built-in

The wireless solution to set-up, monitor, update and synchronise SmartSolar Charge Controllers.

VE.Direct

For a wired data connection to a Color Control GX, other GX products, PC or other devices

Ultra-fast Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)

Especially in case of a clouded sky, when light intensity is changing continuously, an ultra-fast MPPT controller will improve energy harvest by up to 30% compared to PWM charge controllers and by up to 10% compared to slower MPPT controllers.

Load output

Over-discharge of the battery can be prevented by connecting all loads to the load output. The load output will disconnect the load when the battery has been discharged to a pre-set voltage (48V model: interface with a relay). Alternatively, an intelligent battery management algorithm can be chosen: see Battery Life. The load output is short circuit proof.

Battery Life: intelligent battery management

When a solar charge controller is not able to recharge the battery to its full capacity within one day, the result is often that the battery will continually be cycled between a ‘partially charged’ state and the ‘end of discharge’ state. This mode of operation (no regular full recharge) will destroy a lead-acid battery within weeks or months. The Battery Life algorithm will monitor the state of charge of the battery and, if needed, day by day slightly increase the load disconnect level (i.e. disconnect the load earlier) until the harvested solar energy is sufficient to recharge the battery to nearly the full 100%. From that point onwards, the load disconnect level will be modulated so that a nearly 100% recharge is achieved about once every week.

Programmable battery charge algorithm

See the software section on our website for details

Day/night timing and light dimming option

See the software section on Victron for details

Internal temperature sensor

Compensates absorption and float charge voltage for temperature.

Optional external battery voltage and temperature sensing via Bluetooth

A Smart Battery Sense or a BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor can be used to communicate battery voltage and temperature to one or more SmartSolar Charge Controllers.

Fully discharged battery recovery function

Will initiate charging even if the battery has been discharged to zero volts. Will reconnect to a fully discharged Li-ion battery with an integrated disconnect function.