Monday, February 9, 2015

My first solar panel purchase

What an exciting day. I made my first purchase for freedom.
 I received these 2 (100 w) Solar panels in the mail today
They were said to be monocrystalline
Here is a video of me un-boxing them. :)
This is a charge controller I won in a drawing from Herbsterplace1 on Youtube.

This is a power inverter I bought a while back.It is only 400 watts. But it will do for now. It was originally purchased to run the pump on the sink in my Kettle corn trailer.

Panel Electrical Characteristics:

  • Maximum Power (Pmax): 100W
  • Maximum Power Voltage (Vmp): 18.00V
  • Maximum Power Current (Imp): 5.56A
  • Open Circuit Voltage (Voc): 21.60V
  • Short Circuit Current (Isc): 6.12A
  • Maximum System Voltage: 1000VDC
  • Dimensions: 40x26.4x1.4 in / 1015x670x35 mm
  • Weight: 16.5 lbs / 7.5 kg
  • Maximum Series Fuse Rating: 15A
  • Nominal Operating Cell Temperature: 77±35 °F / 25±2 °C