semi-flexible solar panel 160Wp "black tiger sf 160" (ETFE surface, 43x Sunpower cells, 1440x540mm)
Semi-flexible solar module for rounded camper roofs
Super flat, semi-flexible solar module with 160 Wp. Particularly suitable for slightly curved surfaces - it can be glued directly to the roof of the camper without a compensating substructure.
"black tiger sf" solar modules have an ultra high efficiency of 24.2%, an optimized temperature coefficient and further improvements for maximum performance. They were uncompromisingly designed for more electrical power per area in your camper.
Highest cell efficiency
A comparison is worthwhile here! The solar moule "black tiger sf 160" and "black tiger sf 110" achieve a full 24.2% efficiency! To make this possible, we only have the modules fitted with cells of the highest quality class.
What does “highest quality class” mean? Solar cells are a bit like a “natural product” - the performance of the cells produced fluctuates. After their production, they are therefore bombarded with light under very specific conditions, their performance assessed and divided into certain quality levels. For the production of all of our solar modules, we only use cells that have achieved the highest rating.
24.2% - that always sounds so little, but in fact our solar modules achieve the highest level of current feasibility. In addition, features such as a low temperature coefficient ensure the best possible performance even in heat or at dusk, for example.
Optimized temperature coefficient
The performance of solar modules decreases with increasing temperatures. Many conventional modules have a problem, especially when they are installed directly on the roof surface (and thus poor ventilation / cooling options).
Our semi-flexible solar modules, on the other hand, are optimized for a better temperature coefficient (power drop per degree Celsius). When it is hot, you can achieve up to 25% more energy than most conventional panels!
ETFE surface / microlenses
ETFE is a very special plastic, the surface features can be compared with a Teflon coating of a frying pan. The solar module is thus quasi "non-stick coated for dirt". So it stays clean longer and therefore efficient. If cleaning is necessary, this is particularly easy thanks to the ETFE surface. ETFE is also more translucent than other plastics and is particularly heat-resistant.
The ETFE surface of the semi-flexible solar module is equipped with microlenses. If the sun is at an angle, a lot of light is normally reflected from the smooth surface of the solar module and can therefore not be used. The microlenses prevent this. They bundle the light and pass it on to the surface of the cell.
Lowest susceptibility to defects
The cells of the "black tiger sf 160" and its smaller brother with 100 Wp are kept extremely thin and therefore less prone to cracks due to vibrations and shocks. In order to really offer the highest level of reliability, our solar modules also have a full-surface copper contact layer on the back. This results in less concealed area on the front and leads to the effect that damage to individual cells or cell areas does not lead to failure of the entire module (as is often the case).
The frameless "black tiger sf" solar modules in 160 and 110 Wp are flexible enough to adapt to the curvature of your vehicle's roof. There is no need to create a level substructure or a roof rack.
Bendability of this module with 160 Wp over the length: 6.3%. This means that the outer edges of the long side may be bent downwards by 90 mm, starting from the middle of the module (see our small sketch in the assembly instructions / adhesive instructions for illustration. You can find them here in the article under "PDF".)
Please note: The modules may only be bent lengthways.
Super flat, ultra light
"black tiger sf 160" weighs just 6.5 kg. A laminated fiberglass plate ensures stability despite its low weight.
The connection is made on the front using a pre-assembled, 7 m long cable with a diameter of 2 x 4mm2 in a waterproof junction box. For roof penetration we recommend the $ # a: 124542: waterproof cable penetrations from Scanstrut (6-10mm) # $.
A solar controller is always required to connect the panel to the battery. To connect the panel to a solar controller, the cable only needs to be laid in the vehicle and connected to the corresponding "+" and "-" poles of the controller.
The $ # a: 124827: SmartSolar MPPT 75/15 # $ solar controller is sufficient for one module. If you want to connect several panels together, a larger controller is required. You can find out which controller you need with the following calculation:
The values ??of an MPPT 75/15 mean
|cells per module||43|
|solar cells||Sunpower Maxeon Gen. III|
|quality||Ultra Peak Performance|
|power tolerance||+- 3 %|
|nominal peak power (P max)||160 Wp|
|nominal voltage (V mpp)||26.6 V|
|nominal current (I mpp)||6.02 A|
|voltage temperature coefficient||-1.74 mV/K|
|current temperature coefficient||2.9 mA/K|
|power temperature coefficient||-0.29 %/K|
|open circuit voltage (V oc)||31.92 V oc|
|short circuit current (I sc)||6.50 A sc|
|cell efficiency||24.2 %|
|operating temperature||-40 to +85 °C|
|max. system voltage||100 VDC|
|size||540 x 1440 x 4 mm (+ junction box)|
Technical data at STD (standard test conditions) with 25 °C ambient temperture, 1000 W/m2 solar irradiance and an AM factor of 1.5.