It is finally here, our ZERO BREEZE 100W Solar Panel
. Many customers wanted to know how to charge the Mark 2 Battery with solar panels, so we decided to make our own solar panels. What can a portable solar panel do? A lot! It is easy to be carried to different places. Imagine you are going on an off-grid adventure, you can pull out the portable solar panel to charge your phone, your laptop, Mark 2 batteries, and other appliances. The most important thing is that it is a high-efficiency solar panel.
High-efficiency solar cell
In solar panels, efficiency measures how much of the available sun's energy is actually converted into usable energy. The ZERO BREEZE solar panel is made with SunPower’s highest-efficiency Maxeon GEN6 solar cells. There is no denying that SunPower’s high-quality panels have awesome technical specifications. The cell bin is Mn1, which has the highest EFF at 24.5%. This determines the power output of a solar panel. When first used in the 1950s, solar cells converted only about 6% of the sun's energy into electricity. At that percentage, an array of 60 cells would only produce about 20 watts of electricity, hardly enough to power a small light bulb. In addition, this portable solar panel provides the most power and the highest charging capacity in its product class.
Portable as Mark 2 unit
It weighs 7.89lb only, which means it is lightweight and as portable as the Mark 2 air conditioner. The unfolded size is 46.7 × 21.1 inches and the folded size is about 21.1 × 21.1 inches. It is like a larger laptop, but much thinner. When we are on the go, everything we want needs to be compact, no one is packs their home with them for the adventure. A portable solar panel can be adapted to any camping scene. It can be described as a must-have travel product.
Normally, because of the unstable current, you cannot charge the device directly through solar panels. This solar panel can directly charge the Mark 2 battery, thanks to the latest MK2 battery's integrated MPPT solar charging function, which allows it to maintain its maximum charging state. It takes about 9 hours to fully charge in good sunlight conditions.
This solar panel can also charge portable power stations with different cables. We talked about how to install solar panels on your van
in other articles. We need to be aware of weather changes. Do not place it in the rain, or soak it in water. The ETFE-laminated case is durable enough to extend the life of the solar panel. It is IP65 water-resistant that will protect from water splashing.
We manufacture each panel using a high-grade, lightweight material that makes it foldable for easy transport and installation. These small solar panels will give you the electricity to run your appliances while camping in remote areas. Not only does it reduce your carbon footprint, it is easy to operate and saves money. Perhaps you are not a tech person, maybe you think solar panels are difficult to operate and install. However, with the ZERO BREEZE 100W solar panel, there is no stress. You can always put it in your car or van and charge things with it anywhere.
1. How long would it take to charge a Mark 2 Battery on a sunny day?
This solar panel can directly charge the Mark 2 battery, thanks to the latest MK2 battery's integrated MPPT solar charging function, which allows it to maintain its maximum charging state. It takes about 9 hours to fully charge in good sunlight conditions.
2. Are the ZERO BREEZE 100W Solar Panels weatherproof?
We need to be aware of weather changes. Do not place it in the rain, or soak it in water. The ETFE-laminated case is durable enough to extend the life of the solar panel. It is IP65 water-resistant that will protect from water splashing.
3. Why can not solar produce 100W power when charging to Mark 2 Battery?
We tested it in an ideal laboratory. However, there are many factors that affect the actual use, such as the intensity of the light and the angle at which you place it. Please try your solar panel in full sunlight and make sure there is no shadow on the panel.
4. Is it possible to use two units to get faster charging?
It is possible. However, additional accessories are needed to connect the two solar panels to the input port of the battery. At present, we are working on the development.
5. Will this work with my portable power station?
The interface is a GX16-4 interface specific to the Mark 2 battery. Only Mark 2 batteries are supported. If it needs to work with your portable power station, you will need to purchase the cable that corresponds to the power station.
6. Will this solar panel charge through a car's window?
Yes, it can be used through a car window. However, it will decrease the efficiency of the solar panel. It is better to place them in an open space.
7. Is a charge controller needed?
No. Our 100W foldable solar panel does not need the controller to the Mark2 battery, which has integrated MPPT charge management.
8. Can I install it on the roof?