Apollon 55W – MC4

Flexible Solar Panel with SUNPOWER/ETFE Technology

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Description

  • FLEX TECHNOLOGY Ultra-thin semi-flexible design, lighter than traditional glass solar panels, easy to transport and install. The panel can be gently folded to follow a regular curve of 30 degrees max and can be mounted on any kind of roof or surface, for example: campers, boats, hand luggage, tent, yacht, car, truck, etc.
  • CONNECTION | The MC4 connectors have been designed specifically for the connections of renewable energy systems. They are extremely reliable and easy to use, they save time because they allow very fast connections. They can be used for parallel connection of multiple panels, so as to produce more energy. They are also used for connection to solar charge controller (Solar Controller) + current inverter (Inverter).
  • SUNPOWER CELL | Litionite uses the highly efficient SunPower solar panel of the most prestigious US brand. In fact, compared to the normal monocrystalline panel with an efficiency of about 17%, the high-efficiency SunPower solar panel reaches 25% of the energy transfer speed, so the charging process is faster and more convenient. In addition, it also benefits from the panel size, greater power in less solar surface.
  • ETFE MATERIAL | The waterproof, UV and scratch resistant coating is built to last and go wherever you go. The folding panel uses the ETFE laminate coating instead of PET to last at least 3 times longer than competing products. The ETFE surface embellished lamination processing helps to reduce the reflection of the sun and increase the rate of light absorption. The ETFE material is more resistant to atmospheric agents, more widely used.
  • PERFORMANCE WINTER | Even when it’s cloudy outside, your solar panels will still produce electricity. As long as there is light, your system will convert it into clean energy.
    If you choose our SunPower solar panels over other conventional panels, you’ll have a system that is proven to hold efficiency much better in low-light conditions. On cloudy days, light is diffused and scattered in all directions. We use high-quality anti-reflective glass that traps incoming light from all angles, capturing more sun than conventional panels.
  • INSTALLATION | It can be fixed with adhesive, silicone, eyelets, clamps or velcro; it can be installed without expensive structural reinforcements on the roof. The holes on the panels are pre-drilled for quick mounting, perfect for non-permanent installations.
  • TECH DETAILS:
    Connection: MC4
    Maximum power (Pmax): 55W
    Flexibility: Up to 30 degrees max
    Transformation efficiency: 22% -25%
    Dimensions: 63,7 x 53,6 x 0,2 cm
    Weight: 1.5 Kg
    Energy specifications: Pmpp: 55W – Voc: 23.8V – Isc: 3A – Vmpp: 19.8V – Impp: 2.8A
    Included in the package: 1x MC4 to DC 5521 Cable for charge our Power Generators

 

Additional information

Material

ETFE is a fluoropolymer, or a polymer (a macromolecule made up of a chain of the same molecules) that contains fluorine atoms. The molecules that composes the polymer are chemically very stable and therefore can withstand high levels of thermal stress and chemical aggression, much more than PET can do. Another fundamental feature of ETFE, which makes it an excellent polymer for this field of application, is its total UV permeability: numerous tests carried out also on outdated samples (to prove the durability of this feature) show a permeability of 95 % (Compared to an average of 80% of PET) with a direct light percentage of 88% and an irradiance ranging from 400 to 600 nm of the visible light spectrum.

Not only is ETFE a durable and "UV-friendly" material, but is also "intelligent": thanks to the chemical properties of its molecules, ETFE is a self-cleaning material that maintains its transparency for its whole life cycle, which in optimal conditions can reach even 20 years (Hightex data). Another sign of its "intelligence" lies in the environmental sustainability of this polymer: in fact it is 100% recyclable. Even its production process respect the environment, as it does not require the usage of chemical solvents or petroleum products and respects the Montreal Treaty, so it does not fall into the group of materials that damage the ozone layer of the atmosphere.