Global Solar 42 Watt 12V Foldable CIGS Military Grade Panel w/ETFE Desert Camo

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Global Solar 42 Watt 12V Foldable CIGS Military Grade Panel w/ETFE Desert Camo

Global Solar Energy is a pioneer in lightweight portable foldable CIGS solar panels. This panel is new old stock and has been in conditioned storage since 2014. Global Solar developed this Portable Power Pack P3 solar panel as a light weight 12 volt battery charger for the US military. This solar panel converts sunlight directly into 12 V electricity—ideal for recharging consumer electronics and maintaining vehicle batteries. The solar panel is unregulated and is intended for battery charging. Open circuit voltage (unconnected) can be as high as 31 volts. This panel has an extra special ETFE encapsulation that is not found in other portable folding panels that will add years to its expected life.

Please note this solar panel is new and has been in "dark" storage since 2014. It will output well below rated capacity out of the box. During winter it could take 7-10 days of strong sun "soaking" to come to full power. During summer, when the sun is stronger, the initial sun soaking can be accomplished in 3-4 days. All you need to do to sun soak is to lay it out in the sun. It does not need to be powering anything during this process. This required sun soaking phenomenon is common with all CIGS solar panels and after the initial sun soak, 1 day 2-3 times a year should keep them ready for emergency use.

Product Specs:

  • Color: Desert Camo
  • Model Number: 22042A (12V)
  • System Voltage Rating: 12 Volts DC
  • Nominal System Voltage: 12-16 Volts DC
  • Rated Power (Watts): 42
  • Rated Voltage at MPP: 16.4 Volts DC
  • Rated Current: 2.5 Amps
  • Short Circuit Current: 4.0 Amps
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 31 Volts
  • Connector Type: SAE (Exposed Terminal Negative)
  • Solar Cell Encapsulation:  PET with ETFE
  • Material:  Tough Rip-Stop Nylon
  • Storage:  Two Storage Pockets with Velcro
  • Folded Length: 14.5 in (368 mm)
  • Folded Width: 8.5 in (216 mm)
  • Folded Thickness: 1.4 in (36 mm)
  • Unfolded Length: 52.5 in (1333 mm)
  • Unfolded Width: 30 in (762 mm)
  • Unfolded Thickness: 0.1 in (2.5 mm)
  • Weight 3.1 lbs (1.41 kg)
  • Power to Weight Ratio: 20 Watts per Pound

DOWNLOAD: Global Solar Mil Spec Summary

About Global Solar:

Global Solar Energy (Tucson Arizona) has designed and built lightweight Portable Power PacksTM (P3s) for the Military for over ten years, having developed the first lightweight foldable solar panels for the United States Marine Corp beginning in 1998. Their current designs are a result of continuous interaction and field demonstrations. This panel has been designed for rapid field recharging of 24v or 12v deep cycle/lead-acid, BB390 and BB590 nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH), and BB2590 lithium ion (Li-ion) rechargeable batteries.  In 2003, this product line was tested and approved by CECOM (Communications – Electronics Command) and subsequently they deployed over 770 solar panels for recharging the Bren-tronics BB2590 soldier battery pack.  To date, there have been over 10,000 P3 modules sold worldwide through integrators, distributors, and government organizations. Global Solar has averaged less than a 1% rate or return per year for all P3 modules sold.  Global Solar’s P3’s are rugged and durable. They have passed the United States Army’s series of standard environmental tests, MIL-STD-810E.