We have sold over 1 Megawatt (One Million Watts) of used solar panels to happy customers.
These panels are working perfectly. There were installed on a solar farm, half of which was damaged in a hail storm so the insurance company is paying to replace the whole installation with larger 260W panels. These are the panels which were not damaged in the storm, and are all working 100% and only been installed for a few years. The output on these panels is fine, but some of them have a cosmetic issue called "snail trails" where there are some silver trails across the cells. This does not affect their performance, its purely a cosmetic issue and we have tested them to confirm they are fine. As with all used panels there may be some marks or scratchs from where they were installed and they need cleaning, but their performance is great and they are at an absolute bargain price. These panels have been stored outside for a long period, so will need a wipe down when they arrive with you.
These are great for use as 12V solar panels and an extremely popular size. You can use them with either an MPPT or a cheaper PWM controller.
We have a large batch but they will go quickly at this price.
Maximum Power: 175 watts
Maximum Power Voltage: 23 volts
Open Circuit Voltage: 29.3 Voc
Short-circuit Current: 8.29 amps
Please note these panels do not have MC4 connectors on, and some of their connectors have been cut off when they were removed. We would advise that you purchase MC4 connectors to put onto these panels.
Dimensions (LxWxD): 1334 x 994 x 40 mm
Weight: 17 kg
What are Snail Trails?
They have no effect on output, they are purely a cosmetic issue, and once on your roof who's going to see! When they were removed from the solar farm they were performing to spec and we have tested them to ensure they are not affected by this cosmetic issue. Below are a couple of photos of what some of the cells may look like.
Here's an article from May 18, 2012 by Dr. Alan Xu, Mr. Swee Lim Lee and Dr. Ruijing Han - http://www.onlinetes.com/article/tes0512-solar-industry-snail-trail/
Delivery is usually 1-2 weeks. You will get a dispatch notice and tracking number when you order as it will be booked into the couriers system.
Delivery from £20
First panel £20, each additional panel £6 delivery i.e 3 panels costs £32 delivery.
Delivery service is an economy service that hand delivers fragile items on a weekly round across the UK.
£15 surcharge for Scotland (please allow 2-3 weeks for Scotland).
This is a safer more reliable and cheaper way for you to receive panels and saves on the huge amounts of wasted packing materials.
Or you can collect for FREE from Near Brighton, East Sussex
For 12V Solar System: 260W solar panel (100VOC for max input voltage (92V at 25C))
For 24V Solar System: 520W solar panel (100VOC for max input voltage (92V at 25C))
No Fan for silent operation, great for vans, boats or any live in spaces
New budget model made by Tracer with their same great MPPT functionality but on a budget. With only 100VOC input you can run most panels as a maxium of 2 in series. Fully program charge voltages via Optional PC cable. No optional meter for the budget model, and no load terminals.
These Tracer models also have a current limiting function, you can connect twice the rated power to the controller so if your on a budget you can use a smaller controller with more panels so that you get more power in winter or low light but don't risk overloading the controller in the summer. The output will be limited to the max listed above.
Compared to conventional PWM controller, MPPT technology increases the charge efficiency up to 30% and potentially decrease the power of solar array needed.
• Original dry contact design, achieve the switch of external equipment
• Multiple dry contact control mode, local, remote and cross- network
• Multiple dry contact working modes: manual control, light ON/OFF, light ON+timer and time control
• High tracking efficiency no less than 99.5%
• Peak conversion efficiency of 97.5%, full-load efficiency of 96%
• Accurately recognizing and tracking of multiple power points.
• Battery temperature compensation function
• Real-time energy statistics function
• RS485 port with industrial standard MODBUS open architecture
• Fully programmable function via PC software
• Support software upgrade
• PV over current protection
• PV short circuit protection
• PV reverse polarity protection
• Battery over voltage protection
• Battery over discharge protection
• Battery reverse polarity protection
• Battery overheating protection
• Controller overheating protection
6mm Solar Cable - Price is per meter simply select the quantity as the number of meters you want.
Double Insulated UV protected solar cable
Max load: 50A
Set of 4 Aluminium mounting brackets for mounting solar panels on vans, boats, sheds or a wooden frame as a easy cheap solar framing system.
Aluminium mounting brackets;
Wood screws:St5.7 mm*30mm,
Socket Head Screw:M6*25mm,
Optional USB cable to connect New series Budget Tracer CN to PC computer to use monitoring setting software “Solar Station Monitor”
MC4 Solar Connector - Price is per pair simply select the quantity as the number of pairs you want.
These are the standard connectors used on most solar panels.
TUV certified, brand new, water /weather proof rubber seal that can ensure excellent electrical contact for life time service.
The metal pin is made from high quality machined copper and sealed tip (compare to the cheap sheet metal pin) that can ensure excellent electrical contact for life time service.
Build in press tabs for easy disconnect, no tool is needed. 25A max load.
Wires should be crimped or soldered into the pins and care should be taken to get the correct pin into the correct connector. Once the pin is pushed into the connector it is difficult to remove without the correct tooling.
Main Technical Specification:
Maximum Current: 25A
Maximum voltage: 1000V
Maximum operating humidity: 5% -95% (No condensation)
Temperature: -40 ℃ ~ +90 ℃
Waterproof Grade: IP67
Flame class: UL94-V0
Connecting cable specifications: 2.5mm2 4mm2 6mm2
Test voltage: 6.6KV (50Hz, 1min)
Metal materials: nickel copper
Insulation material: PA12 * 1988HB
Lock mode: Self-locking
Security Level: Class ‖
Shell has a strong anti-aging, anti- UV capability; found in outdoor use under harsh environment requirements; according to different needs can be arbitrary and used in conjunction with a variety of cell junction box; all connections are using press-fit connection;