Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel Slim Design – RNG-100D-SS-UK
High in power but compact in size, the Renogy 100W 12V Monocrystalline Solar Panel is the perfect addition to any off-grid application. Shorter than the standard 100W Solar Panel that Renogy carries but with the same power output, this panel is suited for applications that require a smaller footprint, making it a favourite for campervans and motorhomes. Equipped with an IP65 rated junction box and male and female connector leads, connecting to a charge controller or wiring solar panels together is easy.
This Renogy 100W solar panel is monocrystalline, which means that each solar PV cell is made of a single silicon crystal. Monocrystalline solar panels are more efficient than polycrystalline solar panels, so you will get a higher solar yield from your panels.
Renogy 100W solar panel – use cases
The Renogy 100W solar panels are suitable for off-grid applications such as campervans, boats and tiny houses. When used in a campervan setting, we would recommend a minimum solar array of 200W. This will ensure that you are able to generate enough solar power even in winter or cloudier days. An open circuit voltage of 15V or higher is required to charge your system, so we would recommend wiring your solar panels in series to achieve a higher total system voltage.
Solar panel mounting options
Depending on your application, the Renogy 100W solar panels can be mounted in a number of ways. The solar panels come with pre-drilled holes on the back which allow for fast mounting and securing. If you have a roof rack you can mount directly to this. Otherwise, you can use the Renogy Z brackets or the Renogy corner mounting brackets to attach your solar panels to the roof of your campervan.
Solar charge controllers
Once you’ve decided on the size of your solar array, make sure you find the correct solar charge controller! You can calculate your maximum open circuit voltage by adding together the voltages of each of your panels (if wired in series). Your maximum open circuit current will remain the same (when wired in series). Victron charge controllers are sized based on these 2 numbers – e.g. the 100/30 charge controller is suitable for an open circuit voltage up to 100V and an open circuit current up to 30A. View the full range of Victron charge controllers.
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