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Grape Solar 160-Watt Monocrystalline PV Solar Panel for Cabins, RV's and Back-Up Power Systems
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Discontinued Grape Solar

160-Watt Monocrystalline PV Solar Panel for Cabins, RV's and Back-Up Power Systems

  • PV solar panel for use with cabins, RVs, back-up power systems
  • High transmittance, low iron tempered glass for durability
  • Made from silicon material for high-module conversion efficiency

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The Grape Solar 160-Watt Monocrystalline PV Solar Panel uses high-efficiency solar cells (approximately 19%) made from quality silicon material for high-module conversion efficiency and long-term output stability and reliability. Virtually maintenance free. High transmittance, low iron tempered glass for durability and enhanced impact resistance.

  • Positive and negative leads equipped with watertight MC4 connectors
  • High-efficiency solar cells (approximate 19%) with quality silicon material for high-module conversion efficiency and long-term output stability and reliability
  • Rigorous quality control to meet the highest international standards
  • High transmittance, low iron tempered glass with enhanced stiffness and impact resistance
  • Unique frame design with strong mechanical strength for easy installation
  • Advanced encapsulation material with multilayer sheet lamination to provide long life and enhanced cell performance
  • Outstanding electrical performance under high temperature and weak light environments
  • Works for both on-grid or off-grid solar power stations
  • Weighs 26.4 lbs.


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is 18.5 volts compatible with my 12 volt system?

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February 23, 2016
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July 11, 2016
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yes , with solar power , the panels typically generate in the 17-18 volts.
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May 24, 2016
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Yes, but you'll want to include a charge controller of some sort. This will prevent overcharging the battery and also from reverse current flow at night.
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February 24, 2016
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Yes. The panels that are commonly (and somewhat misleadingly) known as "12 volt" panels actually need to produce a voltage of at least 14 VDC to charge a 12 volt battery. Typical panel output voltage is in the 18-20 volt range for standard 12-volt systems. This voltage is stepped down by the charge controller to the proper 12 volt charging voltage (generally 13-15 VDC).
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February 24, 2016
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Yes. The panels that are commonly (and somewhat misleadingly) known as "12 volt" panels actually need to produce a voltage of at least 14 VDC to charge a 12 volt battery. Typical panel output voltage is in the 18-20 volt range for standard 12-volt systems. This voltage is stepped down by the charge controller to the proper 12 volt charging voltage (generally 13-15 VDC).
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Where are these solar panels made?

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September 19, 2016
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Oregon, USA according to Grape Solar's website. Not sure if that's where they were shipped from but it only took a few days to get to us in Wisconsin.
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September 19, 2016
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china Taiwan Germany....cells....made in china...panels
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September 19, 2016
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These panels are currently manufactured in Canada.
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Can I just skip the expensive connectors and splice with waterproof wire nuts.

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i have 20 ..... 85 watt panels wired in to a 12 volt system they are tied in pairs..170 watt backed by 1...... 20 amp battery tenderer.... solar panels...when bundled together......mimic the weakest panel....clouds..trees..buildings..the wiring is uf cable with water nuts...the connector..is standing up...cable size suggested is number 10 ...i used number 12 uf....not only do you need a solar farm...you Read More
i have 20 ..... 85 watt panels wired in to a 12 volt system they are tied in pairs..170 watt backed by 1...... 20 amp battery tenderer.... solar panels...when bundled together......mimic the weakest panel....clouds..trees..buildings..the wiring is uf cable with water nuts...the connector..is standing up...cable size suggested is number 10 ...i used number 12 uf....not only do you need a solar farm...you need a battery farm......i have 20...100 amp hour 12 volt deep cell batteries...start small...you can add on as need be...soooo solarguy..the answer is yes......it will work...but no warranty from manufacturer Read Less
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MC4 solar connectors are inexpensive and water tight. I would not cut corners. If you do, solder is recommended.
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April 22, 2016
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Although you can use one of our 6-inch MC4-to-bare wire cable pairs to create bare wire ends to splice into, cutting off the MC4 connectors on the panel itself will void the warranty.
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Which has the best warranty, monocrystaline or polycrystaline solar panels?

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mono produces a more effective watt
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If you were to ask which type of panels are the best, according to my research, the monocrytalines are the best. I live completely off grid, so I have done a lot of research.
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January 15, 2016
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Panel warranties are typically the same across all manufacturers, regardless of cell type.
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160-Watt Monocrystalline PV Solar Panel for Cabins, RV's and Back-Up Power Systems is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for our camper! The panel comes with nothing but the panel and leads off from it so you'll need a solar power controller, 10 awg copper wire or whatever you choose, and all of the connectors. We knew this so had it all, then went camping! It worked like a charm! We didn't need to run our furnace so couldn't get enough things to run to even take down our battery bank. It kept the batteries fully charged the whole weekend, and half the weekend was overcast. What we WERE running was...an exhaust fan in the ceiling of the camper (about 6 hours/day), a few lights, and constantly charging cellphones, Ipad, weather radio, or whatever else gadgets we needed charged, and a TV/DVD player for 2-3 hours each night.
Date published: 2016-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pumps out the juice Same size as panel that had failed (a different manufacturer). I tested it immediately with my multi-tester and was relieved to discover that it was putting out more than the rated volts and amps. After installation it continues to exceed nominal rating, even when solar incidence angle is quite low (as in late afternoon). For the price it is a clear winner.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price and going green! The panel will be added to an existing array of panels. Unfortunately, it took two shipments to get an undamaged panel, but that wasn't the panel's or Home Depots' fault (shame on UPS!). Home Depot handled the replacement shipment very professionally. I highly recommend this product for anyone needing an off-the-grid solar system.
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product, good price, easy transaction The panels are good. There is nothing wrong with them. The value and ease of transaction offered by home depot on these panels is outstanding. When price shopping, keep in mind the freight costs on panels from other vendors can really add up.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent solar panel at a very good price. This is an excellent solar panel at an excellent price. The solar panel arrived very quickly. Happy customer.
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 160 watt solar panel I bought this Grape Solar panel as an addition to my RV solar system.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Solar Panel We purchased two of these for our shed that is on a property where no electricity is available. They were easy to install and are more than big enough for our needs. If we need more solar power this is what we will purchase. My husband was able to install them on the side of his building without anyone else there to help. Nice and lightweight yet very good for the use we needed them for.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's early but very pleased I installed two of these on my boat with the 320 watt charge controller. At mid day it's kicking out about 15 to 16 amps at 12 volts dc. Can't expect much more than that. I'm waiting for the new Apple compatible blue tooth controller and I will be all over that. Nice set up looks good.
Date published: 2016-07-26
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