This waterproof, affordable, high efficiency 200W monocrystalline solar panel is perfect for permanent outdoor use to provide free electricity to charge a battery to power hundreds of devices and electrical appliances.
The long-lasting monocrystalline solar cells and the tough, sealed, aluminium frame will provide years and years of consistent, free power. The waterproof design ensures that the panel can be used in all weather conditions.
The panel comes with 1m of special solar cable which can operate at high roof temperatures, with minimum power losses. A pair of male / female MC4 connectors are crimped on the end of the cable for easy connection to other solar panels, extension leads or your existing system (MC4 connectors can also be cut off when wiring to screw terminals of a solar charge controller).
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.
Several of these panels may be connected in parallel or series to generate extra power for your needs.
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, this solar panel can be mounted in a number of ways. If you have a roof rack you can mount directly to this. Otherwise, you can use 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.
Looking for a different size solar panel?
View our full range of solar panels, from 20W-455W, from brands such as Victron, Solar Technology and JA Solar.
Products that give back
We are members of 1% for the Planet. This means that for every product purchased from Climbingvan, 1% of the total cost will be given to The Honnold Foundation, to provide solar power to underprivileged communities. If you want your electrical system to have more of a positive impact, purchasing your components from us at Climbingvan will mean you can give back as well as powering your off-grid system.
Product SKU: SPA-200M