Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Panel Kit has been designed to convert solar power to electricity in high efficient manner while providing affordable price.
Use this proven durable and high efficient solar power kit to recharge your batteries, expand your solar power off- grid system or power some electrical devices.
The kit includes a 100W monocrystalline solar panel, 30W PWM charge controller and cables for easy assembling of the solar kit.
Solar charge controller could work with 12V and 24V nominal system voltage.
Its polarity is a positive ground.
So, this solar charge controller is not very well suited for residential vehicles with a negatively grounded battery.
You can use it to charge a battery and to power up AC loads via inverter directly connected to the battery with a negatively grounded RV battery.
However, you should be careful in case of connecting a DC load to the charge controller terminal.
In this case, the positively grounded load terminal should be isolated from a RV negative ground.
You can find a new version of this kit with a charge controller with a negative ground specially designed for predominant RV vehicles with a negative ground here:
To minimize cable losses solar charge controller must be positioned very closely to the solar panel.
If you need more distance between the charger and the solar panel you may have to buy an extension cable or longer wiring.
However, this will increase cable losses and reduce very slightly solar power yield.
It is advisable to limit cable losses up to 3%.
You can use our free solar wire cable calculator to determine the cable size and cable losses.
Performance prediction of the Renogy 100W solar power kit:
Taking into account solar panel temperature losses, cable losses and PWM solar charge controller efficiency our solar power engineers arrived at following daily figures:
During the summer daily performance:
Averaged annual daily performance:
USA: 239Wh@ PSH=3.5; 307W@PSH=4.5 ; 375W at PSH=5.5; 410W at PSH=6
PSH designates available peak sun hours at your location.
Data about peak sun hour for US are given from North to South and for perfectly tilt solar panel towards the sun pointing out South for USA, UK and North for Australia
Please do not mistake available sun hours at your location with the peak sun hours.
Peak sun hours are measured scientifically under given conditions.
For example, you can have 6 sunny hours daily at your location which can translate into 4.5 peak sun hours only.
Just scroll down to the point 3 Average sun hour per day.
- Renogy 100 Watt Monocrystalline Solar Panels UL 1703 Certified (Grade A high Efficiency solar panel)
- 30Amp Charge Controller which allows system expandable up to 400W(12volts) and 800W(24volts)
- One 9In MC4 connector Adaptor Kit (Two cables, one female and one male)
Solar Panel size: 21 1/4 x 47 x 1 3/8 inches