Here is a 20 Watt Monocrystalline Hi Efficiency Non Glass Portable Solar Panel that is very easy to tilt perfectly towards the sun for maximum solar harvest. The panel is not made from glass so it will not shatter if hit hard with any object, instead the panel will continue to work where a glass panel would shatter the whole sheet of glass rendering the solar panel useless.
The panel has grommets in the 4 corners so it can be staked down or attached to just about anything you could want to attach it to. The panel is waterproof and use a thick aluminum substrate core to protect the solar cells from breaking.
The output wire connector is a standard 2 pin SAE trailer plug and the panel is protected from reverse current via a blocking diode which keeps the panel from draining the any device that is attached to it.
Below are a few reasons we like Hi Efficiency Mono Crystalline Solar Panels over thin film solar panels are below:
#1. Because they are using 17-18% efficient mono crystalline solar cells instead of thin film solar cells that are usually only 8% efficient and because they are only 8% efficient they require 200% more area to generate the same amount of power. If you want to generate the most amount of power in the smallest area you need our high efficiency folding portable solar panels.
#2. Its a fact that usually mono crystalline solar cells have a much longer lifespan than thin film solar cells and this means that a solar panel correctly made with mono crystalline solar cells will have a much longer useful lifespan when compared to portable folding solar panel that is created with thin film solar cells. The panels made with quality mono crystalline solar cells are used in most all of the glass solar panels you see on roofs all over the world and most of them are rated to provide at least 80% of their rated output power for 25 years which is excellent, you usually will never see this type of performance with panels made out of thin film solar cells. So when treated correctly our Hi Efficiency Folding Solar Panels will generate close to its rated output power for longer than any alternative thin film portable solar panel on the market.
#3. Its a lot easier to tilt our Hi Efficiency portable solar panels because they the solar cells are laminated to a rigid fiberglass backing board and this solid board allows us to lean the solar panel up against stuff or on tilt racks easily which allows us to get maximum solar harvest from the sun every single day vs have to lay a flexible thin film portable solar panel flat because its almost impossible to lean against anything because it does not have any solid surface. The thin film folding solar panels are double the size plus even the solar cells are semi flexible and both of these factors make it very hard to do anything but just lay the panels flat on the ground which is only ideal when the sun is directly overhead. During times of year where the sun is not directly overhead tilting the solar panel inline with the sun rays can increase the power output of the solar panel by 200% which is a HUGE difference when it comes to recharging a portable solar power system or powering equipment directly. Being able to easily tilt the Hi Efficiency folding solar panels is a HUGE advantage over thin film folding solar panels.
#4. The price of our Hi Efficiency folding solar panels are actually
cheaper than the larger less efficient folding solar panels that are on
the market. For a long time we had to deal with small manufacturers that
wanted to charge a unreasonable price per watt for portable folding Hi
Efficiency folding portable solar panels because they were smaller
operations that want to keep prices high in hopes of getting rich on
getting government contracts. Our view was that this only kept a large
part of the non military customers from enjoying the benefits of
portable solar panels that were built around Hi Efficiency mono
crystalline solar cells. Now we are proud to offer our folding portable
solar panels for a lower price than most of the other large thin film
folding solar panels that are available on the market. We hope this
allows us to serve more people in more places all over the world.
Peak output power: 20W
Peak power output voltage: 17.3V
Peak power output current: 1.17A
Open-circuit voltage: 21.6V
Short-circuit current: 1.62A
Size: 22.83 x 15.35 x .12 inches
Weight: 2.84 lbs
Standard output interface: 10ft Wire from solar panel output Terminated with a 2 Pin SAE Trailer Plug