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Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Panel Review

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Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Panel Review September 13, 2017
Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Panel Review
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The perfect starter solar panel for your small DIY projects involving 12 volt battery charging. Renogy is a fantastically reliable brand and their durable weather resistant panels can be grouped in series or parallel with Renogy expansion kits
that can dramatically increase the scope of your solar power harnessing. You will also like the very wide range of accessories like mounts, cables and connectors on offer from Renogy, to vastly expand the functionality of your panels.

PROS

Most cost effective

High-quality and energy efficient solar panels

CONS

While the power output warranty extends to 25 years, the material warranty is only for 5 years

Review

Almost anyone who has been into solar power harnessing projects would have inevitably owned a Renogy solar power panel. At the prices they retail for, you can get your hands on excellently made solar panels that can withstand high wind and snow, thanks
to their robust aluminum frame build. What you will also really love about this panel is the instant out of the box connectivity. Every Renogy panel is equipped with a pair of generous 31 inch cables with MC 4 connectors, ensuring minimal set up time.
The fact that diodes are also pre-installed means more shaving off your setup and installation time. When you buy Renogy, you can also be rest assured by their 25 year power output efficiency warranty and also the 5 year warranty on build. In other words,
Renogy will replace your panel for you, if the panels become less and less energy efficient over time. Remember, investments in solar energy need a lot of time to break even and pay off in the form of energy savings. You need such a warranty on your side,
in case your solar panel malfunctions for whatever reason. Bearing the cost of new solar panels can elongate your break even period by several decades!

The panel has an IP65 rating that will protect it against environmental particles and also water jets, as long as such jets have low water pressure, like what you see from a garden hose.
The panels come with pre-drilled holes that will allow you to quickly mount them onto RVs, roofs or your boat. You can connect these in series or in a parallel.
Though very cost effective, Renogy panels are known to be very energy efficient thanks to the non-reflective coating on their panels. Because of this feature, Renogy is almost able to
match the extreme energy efficiency capable of by only very expensive solar panels that aren’t really cost effective.

Dimensions and Weight

The panels weigh about 17 lbs. and can output a maximum of 100 Watts. With a maximum output of 5.29 A per panel, you are looking at impressive figures even if it isn’t a very sunny day or if your panels are not setup in the most optimal angle. Most other
solar panels, especially the ones in the same affordable price range as the Renogy panels struggle to produce just 5 A of power even in the most optimal of conditions. The anti-reflective coating and also the fact that the panel is made of monocrystalline
cells with a dense packing design is what make this panel very energy efficient. With a weight of less than 17 lbs. and also a fairly small to medium sized footprint of just 47’ x 21.3’ x 1.4’, these panels are pretty portable if you need mobility when
it comes to your solar panel setup.

Customer Service

What you will also like about Renogy is that they have an excellent customer service setup. Unlike other solar panel manufacturers that operate in the same price range, Renogy offers instant telephone support during business hours, should you have queries
or complaints about your Renogy solar panel. Customer support is however closed over the weekends; something to keep in mind if you are going to whip up your DIY solar project on a weekend. Renogy has also been ranked as one of the top 500 fastest growing
companies in the USA. This will give you peace of mind that the company is not just here to stay, but getting stronger and better by the day.

Summary

We hope this brief Renogy
Solar panel review gave you more insights about their panels and their company, to help you make an informed buying decision.
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