This recent episode is from Pretoria, South Africa an overlander checking out a completed installation of 2 x Tacoma-120's on a trailer. We share his comments (in Afrikaans): "Kyk hoe mooi lyk hierdie sonpanele op die Maximi karavaan se dak. (Dis nie my wa nie want ek is nog te arm). En kyk net hoe charge die goed - 10 uur gisteroggend! Die laaste wat ek gekyk het, was 16A. So hierdie stelsel werk baie mooi." The Tacoma-120 by Flexopower is a quality semi-flexible solar panel built with Maxeon Gen III cells. Full product details click here
It is a heavy overcast day in Johannesburg with rain. A welcome gift for an arid area like South Africa. But how does the new Mojave120 perform in these conditions? It was laid flat on a wall, connected to an AGM/Gel deep cycle battery via the 30A MPPT charge controller and the high-performance solar cells of the Mojave fired up instantly. The read-out over a 1h period was a constant 1.5A with occasional peaks up to 1.9A. We were quite impressed with the overcast/rain performance of the Mojave120. In camp, every Amp counts especially during a rainy day.
...latest US solar cell technology hard at work. Flexopower's new Mojave solar system is built with genuine Sunpower Maxeon Gen III. The most efficient solar cell commercially available. The Mojave solar system by Flexopower is modern, durable and very powerful, delivering 25-30% extra power compared with panels built with conventional cells. - no light-induced degradation, same power even after 20 years - lowest temperature coefficient for crystalline cells, more power in real life conditions - superior low light performance, more energy when overcast - superb spectral response - crack resistant - cool aesthetics, anti-reflective Buy online or contact your nearest dealer.
The new Mojave-240 solar kit by Flexopower is manufactured with US Sunpower cells. They are mono-crystalline and the cells in our kits have an average efficiency of 22,5%. Its spectral absorption is one of the best for commercially available crystalline Silicone cells and its temperature coefficient slightly better than conventional mc-Si cells. The result is a superior solar performance. The Mojave kit has integrated supporting legs for increased performance during low sun angles. The legs tilt the panel up by 45 degrees, perfect in the morning and late afternoons. Combine the light-weight, compact and glass free design with its power...
“When we first featured solar charging systems for 4x4s in 2008, the concept was still something of a novelty.”