Solar Laminates

I’ve had quite a few people ask me what the low cost solar laminates are that Sun Electronics sells. In short, a solar laminate is just the center part of the solar panel. It is a sealed, weatherproof unit, consisting of cheap NBA jerseys the tempered glass top, the cells and interconnections protected in a clear encapsulant, and an insulating backing. These are shipped stacked up like matzoh in a box. Unlike matzoh, however, you should not attempt to spread jam on these and eat them. The results would not be particularly good.

The laminates do not come with a frame, junction box, or leads, like a fully assembled solar panel does. They are ready to be framed and mounted, and to have a weatherproof junction box attached. The junction box is attached with a weatherproof adhesive (RTV silicone or similar), and the released laminate’s genehmigt protruding buss ribbons are soldered or screwed down to I its terminals. The buss Finally… ribbon is tinned and will solder easily. Click to view the image in the gallery, where you can see it full size.

At left, a complete panel; at right, a laminate in a frame without a junction box. A custom J-box would probably be needed to fit this tiny panel! I’m not sure what its specs are. It’s about the size of a box and a half of spaghetti noodles placed end to end. Lots of spaghetti!

In case you’re curious, these are the same panels from the front. We hang these around the offices like some kind Materiais of strange photovoltaic portraits.

Tiny solar panels!

I would post this on the Sun Electronics website, but we’re having some technical issues with cheap nfl jerseys it. Such is wholesale NFL jerseys life…

2 comments

  1. Need a laminate without frame. Only laminate in a square shape, say 12 ” by 12″ 12 VDC rated or greater. CAn you help? Point me int eh direction. Could be LARGE quantities.

    Thanks

  2. “Could be LARGE quantities” — do you mean like, several hundred laminates or more? At that point it starts to become cost effective to contact a PV manufacturer to get them custom produced.

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