290 Watt Silevo Triex U290 Monocrystalline Solar Panel Kit
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290 Watt Silevo Triex U290 Solar Panel Kit with Digital MPPT Charge Controller
These Silevo panels are where it's at! 290 Watts is just getting to the level where you can live and work full-time, provided you have the right batteries. At 60 volts, you can get a pretty crazy amount of power out of these without huge wires and tons of heating, expect to see 20 Amps on a sunny day! Their dimensions come to just under 42" x 63", which is a perfect fit for most RVs and Sprinter-type vans.
The MPPT Charge Controller technology will get you up to 30% more power vs. a PWM controller, which is why almost every system we build has a SRNE MPPT controller at the heart. Easily configurable, excellent displays, optional remote meters, and overall reliability make SRNE our favorite brand by far.
290 Watt Silevo Triex U290 Monocrystalline Solar Panel
30 Amp SRNE Digital MPPT Charge Controller
30 Feet of 10-2 Tray Cable with MC-4 Connectors
2 MIDI Fuse Holders with 2 30 Amp Fuses
6 Mounting Brackets
4 #10 x 10mm Ring Connectors
2 #10 x 5/16" Ring Connectors
Why is this kit better than the smaller mail order solar kits?
Better performance, better efficiency, better quality with easier installation. Bigger, UL rated, top brand industrial grade panels are much better and less expensive but are too big to ship economically. In order to combat this, mail order kits use multiple small, more expensive, low production, low power, highly variable quality panels, then mate them to a low cost, low performance PWM charge controller. This means lots of mounting holes in your roof and complicated, spaghetti noodled wires if you want above 200 watts. There are lots of disadvantages to mail order system in terms of power generated, electrical line loss and complicated installation. Big panels and MPPT's are the only way to go, cheaper, easier and higher performing. Why install 3 or 4 small panels when you can get more power out of just one?