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160W Semi-Flexible Solar Panel – (Rear Junction Box)

Strong 160W semi-flexible monocrystalline solar panel, with a highly durable ETFE coating.

  • 160W solar panel
  • 3 year warranty
  • High efficiency levels
  • Fully waterproof and highly durable
  • Semi-flexible, perfect for fitting onto curved surfaces
  • Reinforced with a tough ETFE coating for extra durability
  • Rear junction box

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    160W Semi-Flexible Solar Panel – (Rear Junction Box)

    This highly durable black 160W semi-flexible solar panel is reinforced with fibreglass plastic and a strong ETFE surface and made from monocrystalline solar cells. This model also features a rear-fitted circular junction box and 3m dual core cable. This high efficiency 160W solar panel is perfect for permanent outdoor use to provide free electricity for charging 12V batteries to power various applications, such as in a motorhome, caravan, camper, boat, or for solar lighting systems, off-grid, and back up solar power systems. The panel can also be used to provide direct power supply for applications not sensitive to changes in input voltage / current (e.g. electric motors or pumps) and for various grid-tie applications.

    Plastic fibreglass reinforcement and strong ETFE coating:

    This reinforced semi-flexible solar panel has a robust construction using plastic reinforced with glass fibre creates a sturdy and durable solar panel. In addition to the fibreglass reinforcement, the surface of this 160W semi-flexible solar panel is made of strong ETFE material which has a longer service life compared to standard semi-flexible solar panels. As a result, these particular semi-flexible solar panels are extremely hard-wearing and less prone to cracking, delamination and corrosion. The lightly textured coating of this panel creates an anti-reflective surface which allows the panel to absorb a far greater amount of light, thereby increasing efficiency. ETFE material has long been used in applications where durability and high-temperature resistance is required, such as in the Eden Project, Cornwall.

    High quality 5-busbar solar cells:

    This panel also features innovative 5 busbar solar cells, which are more efficient than the 2, 3 or 4 busbar solar cells used in most other solar panels, and are able to extract more power from the same surface area. This results in a smaller overall solar panel, which is ideal for applications where space is limited. These solar cells are also the best choice for applications in warmer climates, as they operate well even in high ambient temperatures.

    Other benefits:

    • Semi-flexible design makes it ideal for slightly curved roofs and surfaces where bonding is preferable (though the panel can also be fixed by bolts or screws)
    • The panel is incredibly light (only 2.89kg) which is great for all vehicles
    • Black backing makes the solar panel ideal for discreet and aesthetically pleasing installation on dark coloured roofs, vehicles or mounting surfaces
    • High resistance to salt water environments and possibility to walk on the panel make it perfect for boats and yachts.
    • Sealed waterproof design ensures the panel can be used in all weather conditions.
    • Junction box on the back allows for a smooth and level surface, free of trip hazards and unsightly cables. Round shape for easy fitting
    • Fitted with a single length of high quality 3m dual core cable for easy installation and wiring

    This particular model features the junction box and cable on the rear side of the panel to create a completely level surface and professional finish after installation. Unlike other solar panels, the junction box on this solar panel is a circular shape with only one dual core cable (3m length) attached, allowing for simplified installation.  Please note: in order for this panel to be flush-mounted, a recess must be cut in to the roof/surface.

    When used in a campervan setting, we would recommend a minimum solar array of 200W. This will ensure that you are able to generate enough solar power even in winter or cloudier days. An open circuit voltage of 15V or higher is required to charge your system, so we would recommend wiring your solar panels in series to achieve a higher total system voltage.

    Solar panel mounting options

    Flexible solar panels must be mounted using silicone structural adhesive on the backside of the panel. Grommets should only to be used for non-mobile applications.

    Solar charge controllers

    Once you’ve decided on the size of your solar array, make sure you find the correct solar charge controller! You can calculate your maximum open circuit voltage by adding together the voltages of each of your panels (if wired in series). Your maximum open circuit current will remain the same (when wired in series). Victron charge controllers are sized based on these 2 numbers – e.g. the 100/30 charge controller is suitable for an open circuit voltage up to 100V and an open circuit current up to 30A. View the full range of Victron charge controllers.

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    We are members of 1% for the Planet. This means that for every product purchased from Nohma, 1% of the total cost will be given to The Honnold Foundation, to provide solar power to underprivileged communities. If you want your electrical system to have more of a positive impact, purchasing your components from us at Nohma will mean you can give back as well as powering your off-grid system.
    Product SKU: FFLAXBJB-160M


    Weight 2.89 kg
    Dimensions 135 × 66.5 × 0.2 cm
    Warranty

    3 years

    Solar panel size (W)

    160

    Open Circuit Voltage (Voc)

    24V

    Cell Type

    Monocrystalline

    Short circuit current (Isc)

    8.20A

    Maximum power voltage (Vmpp)

    20.5V

    Maximum power current (Impp)

    7.81A

    Solar panel colour

    Black

    Solar panel type

    Flexible

    Junction box position

    Rear

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