US-116 116 Watt Solar Module, 24V
Framed Solar Modules
The United Solar's proprietary Triple Junction spectrum-splitting amorphous silicon cell design to achieve high performance.These cells are constructed of three separate p-i-n type, amorphous semiconductor solar sub-cells, each with a different spectral response characteristic. This allows the cell to convert the different visible and near infrared wavelengths of sunlight with optimal efficiency. The thin-film cells are made in a patented continuous roll-to-roll deposition process on a flexible stainless steel sheet. Each of the nine thin-film semiconductor layers that comprise the cell is sequentially deposited in separate, dynamically-isolated, plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) chambers as the stainless steel substrate progresses through the machine. The result is a unique, flexible, light-weight cell.
The modules are exceptionally durable. They are encapsulated in UV-stabilized polmers and framed with anodized aluminum. A Galvalume steel backing provides stiffness. The polymer encapsulation includes EVA and fluoropolymer Tefzel, a DuPont film similar to Teflon. The unbreakable, non-glass module is bonded to an anodized aluminum frame for strength. Frame includes mounting holes. The US-64, US-42 and US-32 feature bypass diodes, weather resistant junction boxes with 1/2 NPT knock outs and carry a twenty-year limited warranty. The US-21, US-11 and US-5 carry a ten-year limited warranty and include an 8’ cable. The US-3 features a built-in blocking diode and carries a three-year limited warranty. All are UL listed.
• No Glass
• Long Life
• UL Listed
• Weather Resistant
• Extremely Shadow Tolerant
• Delivers Up To 20% More Energy (Ah)*
- Solar Home Systems
- Signaling And Traffic Control Systems
- Environmental Data Monitoring Systems
- Bus Shelters
- Village Power
- Water Pumping
- Desalination Systems
- Automatic Gate Opening
- Cathodic Protection Systems
- Off-Grid PV-Systems On Cottages And Remote Homes
- Signage And Billboards
- Fence Charging
UNI-SOLAR framed panels are for permanent, fi xed position mounting with optimum tilt, wind resistance and exposure to sunlight. These glass-free, lightweight, unbreakable modules can be utilized in a wide variety of applications from fence charging to telecommunications.
The larger framed panels are often used as building blocks in photovoltaic arrays, which can be assembled to meet virtually any load, eg. from 10 watts to 10 megawatts.
The UNI-SOLAR modules are exceptionally durable. They are encapsulated in UV-stabilized polymers and framed with anodized aluminum. The polymer encapsulation includes EVA and the fl uoropolymer ETFE. A Galvalume® backing plate provides stiffness. Bypass diodes are connected across each cell, allowing the modules to produce power even when partially shaded (exception : US-3 and US- 5). US-3 has a built-in blocking diode.
The US-116 comes standard with a weather resistant junction box with quick connects. The US-64, US-42 and US-32 have a weather resistant UNI-SOLAR junction box with knockouts for customization by the customer. All other US-modules have a potted pig tail with integral wiring. The cable is a 2-conductor 18 AWG with insulation rated at 158°F. The UNI-SOLAR US-116, US-64, US- 42 and US- 32 modules are appropriate for all applications from simple single module requirements to larger grid-connected applications. All other UNI-SOLAR US modules under 30 watts should not be connected in series.
* Source Solfest ’98, “Module Shoot Out”, June 20-21, 1998.
Specifications for the US-116
|Product ||US-116 ||US-64 ||US-42 ||US-32 ||US-21 ||US-11 ||US-5 ||US-3 |
|Rated Power (Wp) ||116 ||64 ||42 ||32 ||21 ||10.3 ||5 ||2.68 |
|Operating Voltage VMPP (V) ||30.0 ||16.5 ||16.5 ||16.5 ||16.5 ||16.5 ||16.5 ||8.1 |
|Operating Current IMPP (A) ||3.88 ||3.88 ||2.54 ||1.94 ||1.27 ||0.62 ||0.3 ||0.33 |
|Open Circuit Voltage VOC (V) ||43.2 ||23.8 ||23.8 ||23.8 ||23.8 ||23.8 ||23.8 ||12.0 |
|Short Circuit Current ISC (A) ||4.8 ||4.80 ||3.17 ||2.40 ||1.59 ||0.78 ||0.37 ||0.40 |
|Bypass Diode Included||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||No ||No |
|Blocking Diode Included||No ||No ||No ||No ||No ||No ||No ||Yes |
|Minimum blocking diode (A) ||8.0 ||8.0 ||6.0 ||4.0 ||3.0 ||1.5 ||1.0 ||1.0|
|Weight (lbs) ||44 ||20.2 ||13.8 ||10.6 ||6.6 ||3.6 ||2.5 ||1.7 |
|Length of the panel (inch) ||96.03 ||53.8 ||36.6 ||53.8 ||36.6 ||19.3 ||19.3 ||11.3 |
|Width of the panel (inch) ||30.16 ||29.2 ||29.2 ||15.1 ||15.1 ||15.1 ||8.1 ||8.1 |
|Cable length (feet) ||- ||- ||- ||- ||8 ||8 ||8 ||- |
|Warranty On Power Output ||20 yr. ||20 yr. ||20 yr. ||20 yr. ||10 yr. ||10 yr. ||10 yr. ||3 yr. |
During the first 8-10 weeks of operation, electrical output exceeds specified ratings. Power output may be higher by 15%, operating voltage may be higher by 11% and operating current may be higher by 4%. Electrical specifications (±10%) are based on measurements performed at standard test conditions of 1000 W/m2 irradiance. Air Mass 1.5, and Cell Temperature of 25°C after long-term stabilization. Maximum system open-circuit voltage not to exceed 600 VDC.
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