This premium solar panel kit is supplied with cable, connections and detailed instructions making it a simple, effective and compact way to charge and maintain 12 volt batteries
The 20 Watt Solar Panel Kit is ideal for use in caravans where the time spent away from a mains hook up is no more than 4 days. Also useful for charging consumer appliances such as mobile phones, electric toothbrushes, digital cameras, powering electric gates, garden pond pumps or TV’s as it provides a continuous trickle feed maintaining and extending the life of any 12 volt battery.
This solar panel is supplied with all the necessary cable (5m) and connectors along with detailed installation instructions as well as a 10Ah Charge controller in order to protect the battery from being overcharged and to prevent reverse current drain.
Not all solar panels are equal. This solar panel has been built with the finest crystalline silicon technology which is more efficient and longer lasting than other solar cell structures. This is particularly true for low light conditions making it the best choice for the cloudier climate.
- High efficiency crystalline cell for “all weather” charging extending battery life by up to 20%
- Perfect for larger projects such as powering electric gates, 12v TV’s, garden fountains and use in caravans over a week’s period
- Water resistant, robust construction for outdoor use.
Dimensions: H638 x W278 x D25mm
Typical Watts per day: 130
Charge Controller: Included – 10Ah
This Solar panel comes with a 10 year module guarantee and a 20 year performance guarantee on the cells.
(cell output performance will be no less than 80% of new performance values at 20 years)
How Solar Works
Solar energy is a tried and tested power source that is already being used around the world for numerous commercial, industrial, government and domestic applications. It is powering water pumps in African villages, weather stations in the Antarctic and satellites in space!
It works by transforming the energy from the sun into a reusable form of electricity, a process known as Photovoltaic (or PV for short). Your Solar panel acts as a collecting tray, helping you catch the sun’s rays. The bigger the panel, the more energy you can collect. The energy collected is stored for your future use in a battery.
Sometimes you collect more energy than you actually need so with larger panels a voltage regulator should be fitted to control the flow of energy and prevent battery damage.
It would be hard to find a more environmentally friendly power supply. Clean and green, solar power is a renewable, sustainable and non-polluting source of energy. It is easy to see the appeal of solar power for domestic use. Low maintenance and long lasting, it is a highly cost-effective and reliable energy supply.
Which Panel For You?
**PLEASE NOTE** Narrowboats generally consume more energy so use the above tables but jump up to or three panel sizes