The Solar Panels – Series 5300 are used for maintaining a battery charge at sites that include control, telemetry, remote sensing, data collection, and other instrumentation systems. High Sierra Electronics uses photovoltaic and thin film technology for reliable, long-term operation. The Solar Panel modules generate direct current (DC) when exposed to sunlight or other sources of light.
When using photovoltaic Solar Panel technology, single crystal silicon cells are the most efficient. Polycrystalline (or multi-crystalline) cells are slightly less efficient than single crystal cells. Solar Panel efficiency is also affected by cell coverage in the PV module. Square cells can be packed very closely, allowing most of the Solar Panel module surface to generate power. Solar Panel modules made with round cells will have a lower cost, but the space between these cells is effectively wasted space, and causes the module to have less power output for any given area. Some Solar Panel cells are semi- round and will have an efficiency between round and square cells.
Thin-film modules are less fragile than crystalline modules and use much less silicone, but are about half as efficient as photovoltaic Solar Panel Modules. There is also a shorter solar panel life expectancy for thin-film panels.
Many different solar panels are available in the Series 5300 to best meet your application needs. Each Solar Panel comes complete with mounting brackets, hardware, blocking diode function, and voltage regulator circuits engineered to efficiently charge 12 volt batteries in any climate without overcharging or discharging.
Providing virtually maintenance-free power to maintain batteries, the Solar Panel – Series 5300 offers a durable system design for long outdoor life.
Your Solar Panels should be inspected a least twice a year for overall integrity.