The NEW! Mr. Solar® 100 Watt Solar Panel kit is our response to the typical consumer-grade kits popular among DIY'ers, hobbyists, and emergency and survival preppers. This kit is ideal for DIY projects that need a source of power, shed lighting, small appliances, power tools, battery charging, and more!
INCLUDES A USB POWER/CHARGING PORT!
Our 100 Watt Solar Panel Kit Includes:
SolarLand SLP100-12U 45W 12V Solar Panel - PDF SPEC SHEET - At just under 8 sq. ft. (22 lbs in weight), this multi-crystalline panel requires less roof or other surface area because it has less square footage than does the consumer-grade 100 watt solar panel kit. Our industrial-grade solar panel includes a 5-year warranty on materials and workmanship compared to the Harbor Freight 100 watt solar panel kit, which has only a 90-day warranty. Our solar panel is high-impact resistant, including from hail damage, and is made from durable materials including an aluminum frame.
Complaints about the quality of the consumer-grade Harbor Freight solar kit, which uses amorphous panels, being "shabby" or "flimsy" are common.
The the other consumer-grade solar kits have only a 90-day warranty and their voltage regulator is often quickly replaced with an industrial-quality controller that will last way beyond the warranty period, paying for itself many times over!
Complete Wiring Kit including the module-to-controller and controller-to-battery wiring with battery clamp set. While the consumer-grade wires that come with the HF kit are kinda nice, the Mr. Solar™ 100 Watt Solar Panel Kit requires only one panel instead of three and the wiring we include in our kit is industrial-grade and is correctly rated for this type of power system. Our kit includes a 20' length of MC4 output cable, which will be cut in half to create two 10' lengths to connect the solar panel's MC4 cables to the charge controller, and 36 inches of #10-1 controller-to-battery cable.
Expand This Kit to a Deluxe 100 Watt Solar Power System:
In order for your solar panel kit to be even more useful, you'll need one or more batteries. If you want to power AC appliances like a TV or can opener or a fan, you'll also want to grab an inverter. These two items, together with the kit, comprise a complete 100 Watt Solar Power System.
Universal Power UB12350 12V 35Ah AGM Battery - $81.00. This is a 35Ah battery that is sufficient for a small scale system. Includes a 1-year warranty. This is an industrial-grade solar power system battery designed specifically for this type of application. Always be careful when it comes to batteries and battery charging and choose the right battery!
Samlex PST-300-12 Pure Sine Wave Inverter - $161.00. Why not invest in a quality pure sine-wave inverter that provides continuous power and 300 watts of surge protection, with a cleaner electrical signal that sensitive electronics use. Don't go cheap at Walmart for your inverter. You'll just end up wishing you had chosen a quality inverter that is made for the task.
For an explanation of pure sine-wave vs. cheap inverters, go here.