170W Panel Size: 1293 x 990 mm - Output between 160W-170W - 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
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.***
New XTRA series - 3rd Generation MPPT
For 12V Solar System: 260W solar panel (100V for max input voltage)
For 24V Solar System: 520W solar panel (100V for max input voltage)
No Fan for silent operation, great for vans, boats or any live in spaces
With built in LCD advanced display and programming screen (XDS2)
New XTRA series has Lithium battery support (set via PC cable only)
The XTRA tracer models have a current limiting function, you can connect 1.5 times 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.
New EPEver (Tracer) series is EPsolar’s third generation of MPPT controller.
XTRA series are advanced maximum power point tracking (MPPT) charge controllers, for off grid photovoltaic systems, with display unit.
In order to maximise the energy harvest from PV arrays and simultaneously minimise the power loss within a wide range of operating conditions, XTRA series apply an advanced smart algorithm which results in up to 30% higher efficient charging, compared to a conventional pulse width modulation (PWM) charge controller. Xtra series controller have limit protection function on charging current &charging power, as well as auto derating power operation at high temperature; the above protection ensure the stability of system even at exceeded rated PV power and over temperature conditions.
Protection class IP32 and isolated RS485 communication port further improve the controller’s reliability under different application requirements. XTRA series controllers incorporate a self-adaptive three-stage charging algorithm based on a digital control circuit, which effectively prolongs the lifespan of battery and significantly improve the system performance. It also has extensive electronic protection for overcharge, over discharge, PV and battery reverse polarity to ensure the sustainability and durability of the off-grid solar system.
¹ If using Lithium battery, customer should use “PCsoftware” to set the lithium battery parameters
² Ingress of solid objects:Protected against solid objects over 2.5mm
² Ingress of liquids: Protected against falling drops of water, if the case is disposed up to 15 from vertical
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
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
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.