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
20A PWM EPever Solar Charge Controller with Dual USB ports and LCD display VS2024AU
The VS-AU controller is a common positive PWM charge controller with built in LCD display and USB port.The multiple load control modes enable it can be widely used on solar home system, traffic signal, solar street light, solar garden lamp, etc.
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.
** Panels larger than 100w are not recommended to use these alone, as a direct fixing to a vehicle roof. We suggest a bespoke solution using bolts, some of our customers use these brackets and modify them to achieve this, others get a locally fabricated solution **
Aluminium mounting brackets;
Wood screws:St5.7 mm*30mm,
Socket Head Screw:M6*25mm,
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;