UniSolar SHR-17 17W Solar Roofing Shingles Flexible Amorphous Original Carton OF 15. Each Roofing Shingle covers about 3 square feet of roof area and replaces and be used where asphalt shingles are appropriate.
These solar roofing shingle panels are New Original Stock. Manufactured during 2007 and have been in storage since. The PV shingle face is textured to blend and complement the granular surface of conventional surrounding shingles. Each shingle is 12 inches (30.48 cm) wide by 86.5 inches (219.71 cm) long and nailed in place on roof decking over 30 lb. felt sheeting. Electrical lead wires, #18AWG, extend 12 inches (30.48 cm) from underside of each shingle and pass through the roof deck allowing interior roof space connections.
Once in place, the suns warmth helps bond shingles together forming a weather-resistant seal. Cell exposure 5.0 inches (12.7 cm) x 86.4 inches (219.46 cm). Array size depends on power demands.
UNI-SOLAR Photovoltaic shingles serve as a conventional shingle for weather protection, while generating clean solar electricity to commercial and residential buildings. Unisolar solar roofing shingles.
These shingles have been honored with the prestigious Popular Science Grand Award, “Best of What’s New (Environmental Technology),” and Discover magazine’s “Technical Innovation Award” for best innovation. Uni-Solar has since gone out of business and the panels no longer have manufacturer support, however, we have sold over a million watts of these panels with no defective panels. The manufacturing process was so refined that all defects were caught before the panels were completed and packaged.
These are also being sold as singles. Contact us for details.
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- Rated Power (Watts): 17
- Max Power Point VMPP (V): 9
- Max Power Point IMPP (A): 1.9
- Open Circuit Voltage (Volts): 13
- Short-Circuit Current (Amps): 2.4
- Shingle Length (in./mm): 86.4 in./2195 mm
- Shingle Width (in./mm): 12 in. (5 in. exposed area)/305 mm
- Weight (lb./kg): 4.8 lb./2.2 kg
- Customer-Supplied Substrate: Wood Deck and Fire Retardant Underlayment
- Minimum Slope 3:12 (15 ft.)
- Maximum Slope: 21.12 (60 ft.)
According to the Uni-Solar these Shingles Comply with the Following Qualification Tests:
- Capable of Withstanding 80 mph Wind Speeds
- Meets IEC 61646 Requirements
- Thermal Cycling
- Humidity-Freeze Test
- Damp Heat Test
- Wet Insulation Test
- Mechanical Load Test
- Hail Impact Test
- Robustness of Terminations Test
Uni-Solar panels are lightweight, flexible and directly adhere to many roofing surfaces avoiding penetrations. Each cell is connected to each other via bypass diodes. Therefore, if one cell is shaded or soiled, only the power output of this one shaded cell is lost – usually less than 4.5%.These roofing shingles are less than 1/5th the weight of crystalline solar panels and are designed to replace the need for asphalt shingles. Here is a video with many examples of the various types of panels Unisolar Made.
UNISOLAR PVL-136 Solar Power Amorphous Flexible PV Panels - YouTube
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