Solar Panels

Photovoltaic (PV) is the term related to the conversion of light into electricity using semiconducting materials that exhibit the photovoltaic effect. A typical use of this technology is solar panels which comprise of solar cells that generate solar power. They can be installed on south-facing roofs, walls or on the ground, and can be fixed or have a solar tracker that follows the sun across the sky. The installation of solar panels is highly beneficial for both private and commercial users as the solar energy turned into electricity can be sold to the energy supplier. The feed-in tariff can reduce energy bills and cost of solar panel installation.



The advantage of this type of energy source is that it is clean energy, so generates no pollution and no greenhouse gas emissions. It is however dependent on direct sunlight so around 10% to 25% is lost when a tracking system is not used.




How Does a Solar Panel Work?


The solar cells within a solar panel produce direct current electricity from sunlight. The solar panels consist of several solar cells which contain layers of photovoltaic material, usually silicon. When sunlight shines on the cells they create an electric field across the layers. The more sunlight there is, the more electricity is produced.
Solar inverters are then used to change the electric current from DC to AC. The electricity is then sent using copper solar cables which connect modules, arrays, and subfields.



What are typical applications of solar panels?


Most photovoltaic solar panels are used for grid-connected power generation, however, they can also be used on:



  • Boats

  • Roadside emergency telephones

  • Electric cars



How much energy can solar panels generate?


Photovoltaic solar panels can often be seen on the rooftops of houses. Typically, residential rooftop systems generate around 5 kWh to 10 kWh of energy whereas commercial rooftop systems can generate several hundred kilowatts. Rural villages in developing countries which do not have access to grid power are also using solar panels to create solar farms.


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Description Price Power Rating Open Circuit Voltage Number of Cells Battery Bank Capacity Peak Power Type Efficiency Dimensions Depth Length Maximum Temperature Minimum Temperature Width Mounting Style
RS Stock No. 664-6841
Mfr. Part No.AT-7665A
BrandSanyo
PHP1,100.20
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125mW 4.7V - - - Amorphous Solar Cell - 58.4 x 56 x 0.4mm 0.4mm 58.4mm +60°C -10°C 56mm -
RS Stock No. 664-6797
Mfr. Part No.AM-5605CAR
BrandSanyo
PHP1,191.50
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401mW 5.1V - - - Amorphous Solar Cell - 117.8 x 62.3 x 2.3mm 2.3mm 117.8mm +60°C -10°C 62.3mm -
RS Stock No. 188-1233
Mfr. Part No.310221
BrandPhaesun
PHP5,541.00
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80W - 36 - 80W - - 806 x 680 x 35mm 35mm 806mm - - 680mm -
RS Stock No. 188-1246
Mfr. Part No.310294
BrandPhaesun
PHP28,252.00
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160W - 72 x 2 - 160W - 20% 1082 x 796 x 35mm 35mm 1.082m - - 796mm -
RS Stock No. 664-6775
Mfr. Part No.AM-1801CA
BrandSanyo
PHP116.25
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- 4.9V - - - Amorphous Solar Cell - 53 x 25 x 1.3mm 1.3mm 53mm +60°C -10°C 25mm -
RS Stock No. 664-6788
Mfr. Part No.AM-5412CAR
BrandSanyo
PHP245.96
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93mW 3.4V - - - Amorphous Solar Cell - 50.1 x 33.1 x 2.3mm 2.3mm 50.1mm +60°C -10°C 33.1mm -
RS Stock No. 188-1245
Mfr. Part No.310293
BrandPhaesun
PHP24,941.00
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160W - 36 x 4 - 160W - 20% 1082 x 796 x 35mm 35mm 1.082m - - 796mm -
RS Stock No. 111-1037
Mfr. Part No.STP045P
BrandPV Logic
PHP7,620.24
Each
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- 22V - 10Ah 45W Polycrystalline - 634 x 535 x 25mm 25mm 634mm +85°C -40°C 535mm Wall Mount
RS Stock No. 188-1241
Mfr. Part No.310291
BrandPhaesun
PHP20,394.00
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110W - 32 - 110W - 20% 1037 x 527 x 35mm 35mm 1.037m - - 527mm -
RS Stock No. 188-1244
Mfr. Part No.310290
BrandPhaesun
PHP15,907.00
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100W - 30 - 100W - 20% 795 x 669 x 35mm 35mm 795mm - - 669mm -
RS Stock No. 179-3740
Mfr. Part No.313070004
PHP116.00
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0.5W 8.2V - - - Solar Panel Kit - 70 x 55 x 3mm 3mm 70mm - - 55mm -
RS Stock No. 188-1238
Mfr. Part No.310269
BrandPhaesun
PHP17,011.00
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200W - 72 - 200W - - 1580 x 808 x 40mm 40mm 1.58m - - 808mm -
RS Stock No. 188-1231
Mfr. Part No.310250
BrandPhaesun
PHP2,897.00
Each
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30W - 36 - 30W - - 633 x 427 x 35mm 35mm 633mm - - 427mm -
RS Stock No. 188-1235
Mfr. Part No.310306
BrandPhaesun
PHP9,029.00
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100W - 72 - 100W - - 734 x 1001 x 35mm 35mm 734mm - - 1.001m -
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