Made in the USA, designed to run from just 1 solar panel.
Sun Pumps SDS-T series pumps are low cost, high efficiency, positive displacement submersibles designed to be an economical solution for the “solar water pumping” industry. Constructed of Super Strong Ryton and Stainless Steel these pumps are extremely durable and corrosion resistant.
The design is an off-spring of the already time proved SDS-Q series pump. There are three standard models to choose from using 304 Stainless Steel housings and hard-ware. The same pumps can be special ordered 316 Stainless Steel housings and hardware for highly corrosive water.
They operate on 12 to 30 volts DC that may be supplied from a variety of independent sources including solar panels or batteries. It is the ideal way to provide water for remote homes, campsites, livestock, small farms or for many other needs beyond the power grid.
Depth Range: 230 feet (70 meters)
Flow Range: .6 - 2 GPM (2.3 - 7.6 LPM)
Max Load Current: 4.2 Amps
Max Load Power: 126 Watts
Discharge Size: 1/2" NPT or 15mm BT
Minimum Well Diameter: 4" (100mm)
DC Voltage Range: 30-Dec
158W max powered from 1 x 250W solar panel
315W Panel Size: 2272 x 1002 mm - 66 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.
For frequently asked questions please see information here: FAQ's | MiPV Solar Panels (mipvleisuresolar.co.uk) and for information on the technology used please see information here: Technology - MIPV Solar (mipvsolarpanels.co.uk)
***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.***
Voltage Rating U/Uo 450/750V
Fixed: -30°C to +60°C
Fixed protected installations: +85°C Flexed: -15°C to +60°C
Minimum Bending Radius - Fixed: 4 x overall diameter Flexed: 6 x overall diameter
Conductor - Class 5 flexible copper conductor
Insulation - EPR (Ethylene Propylene Rubber)
Sheath - PCP (Polychloroprene)
EN 50525-2-21, EN 60228
Flame Retardant according to IEC/EN 60332-1-2
ISO/IEC 17025 LABORATORY TESTED
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