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The Solarland SLP Series Polycrystalline solar modules are manufactured using the highest quality components to ensure longer life and excellent performance. SolarLand Polycrystalline solar modules are designed for the most rugged off-grid applications including street lighting, water pumping, navigation lights, traffic signs and signals.
SolarLand model: SLP085-24U
Cell type: Polycrystalline
Rated power: 85 Watt
Nominal voltage: 24 Volts
Voc: 43.2 Volts
Vmp: 34.4 Volts
Isc: 2.74 Amp
Imp: 2.47 Amp
Length: 43.7 in
Width: 28.15 in
Weight: 18.52 lbs
Recommendations for Solarland 85W solar panel
Small applications with solar panels larger than 10W requiere a charge controller to regulate the charging of the battery. 10A charge controllers are well suited to operate with solar panels ranging from 45W to 120W. Some of our most popular models are the Phocos CMLup10 and Phocos ECO 10. Both controllers feature Low Voltage Disconnect (LDV) and can operate interchangeable with 12V and 24V systems. If LVD is not needed the CM 10 can be a good fit for a small system.
You can use the SLB-0114 bracket made by Solarland to mount solar panels ranging from 85W to 140W on a pole or wall. Mounting bracket SLB-0103 provides a way to tilt the solar panel and can be used with a singe panel on a wall or flat surface. Alternatively, the Universal Z-shape mounting brackets SLB-0102 can be used to mount any Solarland solar panel ranging from 10W to 140W on a flat surface.
Some handy accessories to control your loads are the 12V Timer and the 12 Volt Watchman Photoswitch from Flexcharge.
To facilitate the selection process we have put together a series of complete kits that include, solar panel, charge controller, cables and mounting brackets. They are available in 12V and 24V. You can see them in the Complete Kits section.
SolarLand USA is a subsidiary of Solarland’s factory in Wuxi, China which was funded in 2003. Their USA office was stablished in Grayslake, Illinois in 2008 to better serve the American marked. Their main distribution facility is located in Ontario, California. Solarland specializes in 12V and 24V solar panels for mobile, off-gris and remote applications. Their solar panels are assembled in China with non-Chinese PV cells. All their solar panels are built with high quality anodized aluminum frame and come with a 25 year standard warranty. In their Ontario warehouse Solarland stock large quantities of solar panels ranging from 5W to 160W to cover any of your low-power charging needs.
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Each time you charge deep cycle batteries with solar panels, it's necessary to use a charge controller in the circuit to protect the battery from over charging, and in some instances from over discharging. The only exception is when using solar panels smaller than 5W. Choosing the most suitable charge controller is simple and only requires two steps:
Step 1 - Voltage selection
Select a charge controller that is compatible with the system voltage. The standard configurations are 12, 24, and 48 volts. If you are wiring your batteries for 24 volts you need a charge controller that is rated at 24 volts.
Some controllers are voltage specific, meaning that the voltage cannot be changed or substituted. Other more sophisticated controllers include a voltage auto-detect feature, which allows it to be used with different voltage settings.
Step 2 - Current capacity
Select a charge controller that can handle the maximum output current of the solar panel (or solar array). The maximum possible current that a PV panel can generate is the “short circuit current,” indicated as Isc in the panel’s label or specs sheet.
It’s recommended to include a safety factor for isolated events as well. For example, a solar panel with a Isc of 7.89 amp could potentially produce an extra 25% on a sunny day with very clear snow pack. (additional light reflected off the snow). This results in a possible maximum of 9.86 amp (7.89 x 1.25 = 9.86 amp). In this case, a 10 amp charge controller would be recommended.
Below you will find a quick guide to choosing the proper charge controller for several popular solar panel sizes.
12V solar panels 5W - 45W
Phocos CM 04 Charge Controller 4A, 12V
12V solar panels up to 70W
Flexcharge PV7D Charge Controller 7A - 12V