180W Panel Size: 1293 x 990 mm - 42 bypass diodes fitted for superb shading performance
Bypass diode performance versus conventional panel video: https://youtu.be/f7NH6UqCwwc
Essential surface preparation extra item: https://www.bimblesolar.com/Isopropyl-surface-preparation
Junction box is approx 20mm high.
Great stick down panels made from CIGS for Low Light and no shading issues. Shading stops production of the shaded area rather than effecting more of the panel or array as with Crystaline panels. These are ideal for boats, easy to install and durable. These panels will not be broken by being be walked on, however care should be taken in order not to scratch them if you are walking on them - Deck shoes are recommended.
Flexible solar panels use 3rd generation CIGS (copper, indium, gallium and selenide) cell technology making our panels extremely lightweight and flexible.
MiPV solar panels are designed and manufactured for powering leisure batteries in Motorhomes, Camper Vans, Caravans and boats, or anywhere where you need a reliable lightweight efficient solution.
When installing MiPV SuperFLEX panels to a curved surface, the panel will only follow the curve on a single plane with a radius greater than 225mm
Low Profile Thin Solar Panels
MiPV solar panels are super slim adhering directly to the roof of your motorhome, caravan, boat or vehicle without the need for racking or mounting frames.
Our low profile, ultra-thin system significantly reduces wind resistance and drag for all mobile applications and, as a result, are usually hidden from view.
When compared to traditional crystalline silicon modules which are heavy, fragile and extremely un-aerodynamic MIPV Leisure series solar panels provide significant benefits for vehicle stability, security and efficiency.
Flexible Solar Panels
The MiPV Leisure series CIGS solar panel is built on a stainless steel foil. This foil is encapsulated in high grade, specialist, polymers which ensure the assembled solar panel can follow curves and contours on your motorhome, caravan or boat roof.
These MIPV Leisure Series flexible solar panels are ideally suited to curved surfaces as a result of this construction method.
Lightweight Solar Panels
MiPV Leisure series solar panels weigh significantly less than any comparable silicon panel. Our unique panel construction ensures that a standard 120w MiPV leisure series panel weighs, on average, 12 kilograms less than a traditional glass silicon solar panel of similar power output.
MIPV leisure series solar panels are therefore the ideal choice when fitting solar panels to caravan, motorhome and canal boat roofs. In these days of ever increasing concern over vehicle weights and loads, MiPV leisure series panels offer significant weight savings when compared to heavy, glass based silicon PV panels.
Strong Solar Panels
All MiPV Leisure series solar panels are constructed using CIGS cells based on a stainless steel foil. This construction method allied to our encapsulation process ensures the panel is both flexible and robust.
MiPV Leisure series panels cannot crack and are extremely resistant to impact damage such as large hailstones or stones thrown from tyres etc.
Efficient Solar Panels
MiPV leisure series panels are constructed using CIGS (copper, indium, gallium and selenium) thin film solar cells. This CIGS thin film cell technology ensures that you can harvest significantly more energy over the course of a day when compared to silicon systems of a comparable cost. This is as a result of MiPV Leisure Series panels utilising CIGS thin film cell technology. As a result of better low light performance Cigs thin film cells outperform silicon technology early and late in the day when the sun is lower in the sky. This means more energy is generated than silicon at comparable costs.
MiPV Leisure series panels produce more energy at dawn and dusk because of better low-light performance. Then around noon when temperatures are highest MiPV Leisure series panels are less susceptible to performance drop off than silicon cells (This is known as the temperature coefficient) again providing a significant difference in panel performance.
Simply put silicon cell performance is much more adversely affected by increases in surface temperature when compared to MiPV Leisure series CIGS cell technology.
Easy to Install Solar Panels
MiPV Leisure series solar panel designers have worked in partnership with world leaders in the adhesives technology sector to provide a simple, secure and flexible solution to flexible solar panel installation. MiPV Leisure Series solar panels are supplied with a self-adhesive backing which ensures a simple, straightforward application process.
The combination of a self-adhesive backing and flexible, lightweight modules ensure that MiPV leisure series solar panels can be fitted to most motorhomes, caravans and canal boats by competent DIY enthusiasts.
Custom Other Sizes
We can get other sizes of these panels manufactured to order from 45w (1030x358mm) upto 370W (2609x990mm) with a 2-3 month lead time.
***Please note this panel comes with a junction box ready to locate MC4 connectors; but does not come with any cable. Consider 2m premade cable https://www.bimblesolar.com/mc4-cable-2m or 1m premade cable https://www.bimblesolar.com/mc4-cable-1m for this purpose.***
A solar charger gathers energy from your solar panels, and stores it in your batteries. Using the latest, fastest technology, SmartSolar maximises this energy-harvest, driving it intelligently to achieve full charge in the shortest possible time. SmartSolar maintains battery health, extending its life.
MPPT: Ultra Fast Maximum Power Point Tracking
By constantly monitoring the voltage and current output of your solar (PV) panels, MPPT technology ensures that every drop of available power is rinsed out of your panels, and harvested for storage. The advantage of this is most noticeable when the sky is partially clouded, and light intensity is constantly changing.
Remote Monitoring and Control
Remotely control and monitor the extensive features of your SmartSolar MPPT charger with built-in bluetooth by pairing it with your smartphone or other device via VictronConnect. If your installation is connected to the internet Victron Remote Management Portal (VRM) provides access to the full power of your MPPT, anytime, anywhere; both services are free to use. For remote installations - even when there is no internet connection or phone signal nearby - you may be able to monitor your MPPT by bluetooth-pairing with a LoRaWAN (long-range wide area network) device, available optionally.
The intelligent Load output function prevents damage caused by running batteries 'flat'. You can configure the voltage at which SmartSolar disconnects a load - thereby preventing excessive drain on your batteries. And here's the clever bit: SmartSolar will attempt a 100% recharge every day. If it can't - during periods of poor weather - it raises the disconnect voltage, daily, until it achieves success. We call this feature BatteryLife because it maintains the health, and extends the life of your battery.
One pole DIN rail mount fuse holder for 10 X 38 type fuses, suitable for protecting and isolating solar panel strings between the array and the charge controller input for example.
Rated to 1000VDC, 32A, accepts up to 16mm² cable. For use stand alone or for incorporation into a PV combiner Box with the 13 way bus bar and feeder terminal to take off the supply to a solar charge controller or solar inverter.
Choose fuse separately
Item dimensions 75mm H X 16mm W X 55mm D
Premade 6mm Solar Cable with Male to Female MC4 connectors, quick and easy to install.
(Please note if using as a cable run from panel to controller, you would cut in half giving you 2 x 5m lengths, MC4 to bare wire.)
Double Insulated UV protected solar cable
Max load: 70A in air
Our solar cable is ozone resistant according to BS EN 50396
UV resistant according to HD 605 S2 and is tested for durability according to EN 60216
Flexible tinned copper conductor
Class 5 flexible tinned copper conductor
Halogen-free cross-linked compound
Halogen-free cross-linked, flame retardant compound
Fitted with Staubli 4-6mm MC4s - Staubli MC4 Link
Wire size range: 6mm2
Protect your off-grid or grid tied PV system from unexpected string faults using Mersen’s HelioProtection® fuse line
Developed specifically for the protection of PV string wiring for 1000VDC industrial rooftop and utility scale photovoltaic systems. Its robust construction makes it ideal for continuous temperature and current cycling withstand adding to system longevity. The 1000VDC rated fuse is designed for low minimum breaking capacity capabilities of 1.35 times the fuse rated current value, allows for safe circuit interruption under typical low fault current conditions produced by PV arrays.
The 10 X 38mm fuse can be used standalone with the DIN mount string fuse holder to fuse a single circuit or as a bank of fuses in a solar combiner box.
This item fits String Fuse holder
6mm cable - Charge Controller to Batteries - 2 Meter with M8 - to bare wire
You will need 2 cables per charge controler (Pos & Neg).
Cable Gland Entry Box, use to connect through external surface. Perfect for solar panel cables coming from outside to controller.
This comes with a cradle for keeping your MC4 connectors in place and tidy.
Essential for preparing the surface, removing contaminates and residues before sticking your flexible CIGS panel down.
Check solution on inconspicuous paint area first.
Take note of the Material Safety Data Sheet attached under the Downloads tab.