200w Solar panel for Stargaze Pop Up / Top / Elevating Roof

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This Semi Flexible ultra-lightweight solar panel can be fitted to your Stargaze pop top elevating roof. Fitting a solar panel provides a continuous trickle feed maintaining and extending the life of any 12-volt battery.

LIGHTSOLAR is the “Glass & Frameless” range of solar panels designed for applications where weight, thickness and resistance are fundamental characteristics. The cells of these monocrystalline panels, with an efficiency of 18.75%, are embedded in an exclusive multi-layer structure: the upper layer is a plastic polymer called ETFE highly resistant to corrosion and weathering, such that it can be defined as self-repairing. The surface of the panel, always exposed to scratches from tree branches, hail, sharp surfaces or other accidental shocks, is able to self-model, returning to the initial shape ideal for capturing sunlight.

The lower layer of the structure is composed by an Alluminum sheet to contain and dissipate as much as possible the heat generated by the cells and to give the panel such strength that it is also perfect for nautical applications, where (with suitable and soft footwear) it is possible to step on the panel.

Main Features:

Structure - Built with 7 layers, including the ETFE surface, the best surface in terms of efficiency and durability, and an aluminum sheet that tightens it making it more robust and improving the dissipation of heat.

Junction Box - The NDS aerodynamic box contains the supplied 3 meters connection cable and the bypass diodes required to reduce shading

 This special version of LightSolar has a completely flat surface, thanks to the use of a new connection method called Back Junction Box and laminated diodes included in the frame of the panel itself.

The position of the connection cable, on the back, eliminates the Junction Box from the exposed surface of the panel. The round box, only 30mm in diameter, tightens the cable, making the connection solid and secure.

This version is ideal for pop-top roofs, minimizing space requirements, eliminating cable clutter, as well as unsightly and complex cable boxes.



200wp Specifications

Power (Wp) 200watts
Nominal Voltage (Vmp)  12V
Short Circuit Current (Imp) 10.9A
Open Circuit Voltage (Voc) 23.3V
Short Circuit Current (Isc) 9.72A
Operating Temperature -40 to + 85 Deg C
Max Power Voltage 19.8V
Dimensions 1515x665x3mm (rear cable exit)
Weight 6.7Kg
Approx. watt-hours/day** 900W
Approx. amp-hours/day**   52.32A

** Based on 6 hours of average daily peak sunlight hours

Contents

  • 1 x 200wp solar panel (rear cable exit)
  • 1 x MPPT Pro charge controller
Warranty

All panels come with a two-year product warranty supplied by Light Solar - Nds Energy CCCampers Supply a one-year fitting warranty.
Any issues with your solar panel contact info@ndsenergy.it who will be able to best advise. 

 

Victron Energy SmartSolar MPPT 100/15 Charge Controller

A solar charger gathers energy from your solar panel, 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.

The SmartSolar charge controller will even recharge a severely depleted battery. It can operate with a battery voltage as low as 0 Volts, provided the cells are not permanently sulphated or otherwise damaged.

Features

Bluetooth Smart built-in
The wireless solution to set-up, monitor, update and synchronise SmartSolar Charge Controllers.

VE.Direct
For a wired data connection to a Color Control GX, other GX products, PC or other devices

Ultra-fast Maximum PowerPoint Tracking (MPPT)
Especially in case of a clouded sky, when light intensity is changing continuously, an ultra-fast MPPT controller will improve energy harvest by up to 30% compared to PWM charge controllers and by up to 10% compared to slower MPPT controllers.

Load output
Over-discharge of the battery can be prevented by connecting all loads to the load output. The load output will disconnect the load when the battery has been discharged to a pre-set voltage (48V model: interface with a relay). Alternatively, an intelligent battery management algorithm can be chosen: see Battery Life. The load output is short-circuit proof.

Battery Life: intelligent battery management
When a solar charge controller is not able to recharge the battery to its full capacity within one day, the result is often that the battery will continually be cycled between a ‘partially charged’ state and the ‘end of discharge’ state. This mode of operation (no regular full recharge) will destroy a lead-acid battery within weeks or months. The Battery Life algorithm will monitor the state of charge of the battery and, if needed, day by day slightly increase the load disconnect level (i.e. disconnect the load earlier) until the harvested solar energy is sufficient to recharge the battery to nearly the full 100%. From that point onwards, the load disconnect level will be modulated so that a nearly 100% recharge is achieved about once every week.

Programmable battery charge algorithm plus day/night timing and light dimming option

See the software section on Victron for details:

https://www.victronenergy.com/support-and-downloads/software 

Internal temperature sensor
Compensates absorption and float charge voltage for temperature.

Optional external battery voltage and temperature sensing via Bluetooth
A Smart Battery Sense or a BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor can be used to communicate battery voltage and temperature to one or more SmartSolar Charge Controllers.

Fully discharged battery recovery function
Will initiate charging even if the battery has been discharged to zero volts. Will reconnect to a fully discharged Li-ion battery with integrated disconnect function.