This high-quality 380W solar panel is the best-selling solar module from world-leading solar manufacturer LG Solar, part of global company LG Electronics and winner of the Intersolar and Top Brand PV industry awards. This MCS certified panel is perfect for a wide variety of applications, from grid-tie household systems to off-grid installations where mains power is limited or unavailable.
Cello Technology™ enhances efficiency and reliability of the panel by replacing the small number of wide busbars in standard solar panels with twelve thin wires. With decreased spacing between wires, electrical losses are reduced by giving electricity a shorter path to travel. Cylindrical cross-section keeps resistance low while deflecting more light onto the solar cell, unlike flat busbars which reflect light that hits them back out of the panel. The tight layout of the wires also gives electricity multiple paths, enhancing long-term reliability through added redundancy.
Fully waterproof and designed for strong performance in a wide range of environments, this robust panel continues to perform well even in high temperatures or low irradiance – up to 30% more power than similar panels under high temperature conditions. The panel is rated for a load of up to 6,000Pa from the front, equivalent to being buried under 1.8m of snow, and a rear load of 5,600Pa which is greater than the force applied by hurricane-strength winds.
Superior Performance Warranty
Both the output and workmanship of the panel are guaranteed for an industry-leading 25 years. The linear performance warranty guarantees a loss of no more than 0.33% of the panel output per year after the first year, and no less than 90.08% power production in the 25th year; 5-10% higher than other solar cell manufacturers. You can be sure of a long service life from this highly robust solar panel.
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: LG-380M