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Grape Solar

Model GS-S-160-Fab8

Internet #202959994

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

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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


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is 18.5 volts compatible with my 12 volt system?

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yes , with solar power , the panels typically generate in the 17-18 volts.
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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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What solar panels n how many would you need to compleatly run a rv with a/c running

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You will need to take everything that will be running from the solar panels, find the wattage use, add together. This will give you a starting point. A 160 watt panel is very unlikely to produce 160 watts of usable power. In full sun after conversion I get about 125 watts. A little math will tell you pretty close what you are looking at in panel numbers.
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July 13, 2016
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The ability to run and A/C unit with solar is not an option. RV's do not have enough roof space available to successfully power the A/C unit.
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Can I just skip the expensive connectors and splice with waterproof wire nuts.

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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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Will these work on a moble home? If so how many would it take to power a double wide with an addition?

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How many kilowatts a month do you use now? One of these panels on good day will produce a kilowatt, 30 kw in month. I use near 2000kw a month, I'd need in excess of 60 panels. Then a way to store the daytime power produced for nighttime consumption. If I were considering using solar power in my residence, I'd look at much larger panels. In the 250 or even larger sizes.
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February 11, 2016
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The most important thing to begin with here is that solar panels do not typically “run” or “power” anything in your house. A grid tied PV system uses an inverter to convert the DC current from the panels into AC current which is fed onto the electrical grid. The local utility company bills you for the difference of what was used and what was produced.
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The most important thing to begin with here is that solar panels do not typically “run” or “power” anything in your house. A grid tied PV system uses an inverter to convert the DC current from the panels into AC current which is fed onto the electrical grid. The local utility company bills you for the difference of what was used and what was produced.
To provide direct power to a house or device, an off-grid system uses a charge controller to regulate the current from the panels to charge a bank of batteries and an inverter changes the DC current from the panels and batteries into AC for use with electrical devices. These systems are much more expensive than grid-tied systems due to the batteries and other components required.
The number of panels needed depends on what percentage of your electrical consumption you will want to offset. Because of roof size limitations and budgetary constraints, a typical solar customer will offset one-third to one-half of their electrical consumption with solar energy. A Grape Solar engineer or local installer will be able to run an analysis based on your total annual consumption, factoring in variables such as climate and latitude, to determine the system size that works best for you. For example, a small home in Eugene Oregon with an average consumption of 700kWh per month will require 30 of our 265W solar panels to offset 100% of their electrical bill.
Our 160 watt panels are not approved for grid-tied usage, and must be used with battery systems. For a grid-tied system, use our 265 watt panels, or take a look at the pre-configured systems on Home Depot's website. Read Less
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 23 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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. July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by works as described works the way it is supposed to. only thing was the box was damaged on delivery. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charges my boat batteries I put 2 of these 160 W panels on my cabin cruiser. They are high quality and run all day every day to keep the batteries on the boat fully charged. Have seen up to 12.5 amps but believe they will put out more power, not to exceed the 17 they are rated at. July 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best deal for single large panel. Almost any panel larger than the 160 size has a minimum purchase of two. The panel performs very well, was well packed, shipped quickly and has a very competitive price. July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works perfectly Solar panels either work, or don't. This one works exactly as described. Shipping took longer than I would have liked, but the product itself is excellent. May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grape solar 160 mono PV panel This panel is working well after 1 month. I measured short circuit amperage (7.65) and open circuit voltage (18.2), on a sunny afternoon when I received. Pretty darn good! As others have said, this seems like a really good panel for the money, and I'll be buying 2 more for 480 watts to power a fridge and a few lights. May 24, 2016
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