Climbingvan are proud to present this high quality 540W solar panel from leading solar manufacturer Sharp, who have over 60 years of experience with solar technology and over 50 million solar panels installed all over the world.
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 such as boats, caravans, campervans, cabins or glamping huts. These high-power panels are ideal for large systems where the time and expense of fitting a high Wattage array needs to be minimised.
High efficiency solar cells use PERC technology with 10 busbars to extract more power from a smaller surface area, increasing the output of the panel without increasing the size. Half-cut cell construction decreases internal losses, reduces risk of hotspots and improves performance in shaded conditions.
The robust design of the panel is IP68 (waterproof) rated, and tested for resistance against PID, salt mist, ammonia, heavy snow, dust and sand. This thorough testing ensures a long service life even in harsh marine or wilderness conditions. A pair of male / female MC4 connectors are crimped on the end of the cable for easy waterproof connection to other solar panels, extension leads or your existing system.
With a 15-year workmanship guarantee and 25-year output guarantee, you can be confident in the quality, durability and longevity of this premium 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: SRP-540M