Sometimes we all need to recharge our batteries whether we are camping, wanting to go off the grid, or are just looking to power some appliances. The Renogy 100W Polycrystalline Bundle comes with components that you will need to expand on a system you may already have, or just need some items to complete your system. It also has a corrosion-resistant aluminum frame, this means that the frames are constructed out of aircraft grade quality aluminum which will allow you to keep panels for decades. Keep in mind that this kit allows for the charge controller to be close to the solar panel so depending on your situation, you may still need an extension cable or longer wiring.
What’s in the box?
This package comes with tools necessary for a new system: a 100W Polycrystalline Solar Panel, a 30Amp Charge controller, and a MC4 Adapter kit (9 inch in length).
Dimensions and specific features
The dimensions are 40 inches high x 27 inches wide x 3 inches thick and the item weighs 17 pounds.
Polycrystalline solar panel:
- Maximum Power: 100W
- Optimum Operating Voltage (Vmp): 17.8V
- Optimum Operating Current (Imp): 5.62A
- Maximum System Voltage: 600V DC (UL)
Renogy 30A PWM Charge Controller (Positive Grounded):
- Nominal System Voltage: 12V/24V Auto recognition
- Rated Charge Current: 30A Max.
- Solar Input Voltage: 42V Max.
- PV Input Power: 400W (12V), 800W (24V)
Renogy 9In MC4 Adaptor Kit AWG:
- 12 Rating Voltage: 600/1000V
Review of Pros and Cons
When I decided to go solar, I did a lot of research to see which starter kit is good and what are the pros and cons. This led me to conclude that the Renogy 100 watt polycrystalline solar panel kit is the best for the least amount of money. The Renogy kit is easier to install since there is just a single 100 watt panel. It is big, but also more efficient since it is polycrystalline. The Renogy panel is sturdier with its anodized aluminum frame and tempered glass covering the solar cells.
And of course the 25 year warranty is a big YES.
For those with a bit more money to spent I recommend the Monocrystalline kit.