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Tracer Series - The best MPPT regulator for batteries
Tracer series controller adopts latest MPPT technology (Maximum Power Point Tracking) and advanced tracking algorithm to make the solar module operate at ideal voltage which the solar modules can product the maximum available power.
Compared to conventional PWM controller, MPPT technology increases the charge efficiency up to 30% and potentially decrease the power of solar array needed.
The ability to step-down the higher voltage solar module to recharge a lower voltage battery bank greatly increases system design flexibility. The cable size can be reduced because of the small current from the solar array.
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Check the Tracer Series on-line at EV-POWER.EU.
Testing of solar panels
Some customer place “void claims” that their solar panels have “poor performance”. In all cases such claims were proved as invalid. The solar panels are professionally tested high quality products. The performance and specification parameters are verified several times before leaving the factory.
To honor the claims of our customers, we may perform additional tests to prove the performance of the solar panels. We use the comparative method. We compare two panels using calibrated (identical) ohmic loads. At the same location at the same sunshine level, the results of the power performance are compared.
The photo shows the test results. The so-called “defective panel” generates 6.26Amp while the nominal panel makes 6.23 Amp.
FAQ: What is the quality inspection for solar panels?
During production the solar panels are inspected several times and electrical parameters are tested repeatedly to make sure the panels are 100% quality.
The cells received from the cell factory come with an inspection report giving test results for each cell. In the module factory, the cells are once more inspected and sorted to several subcategories based on their nominal specifications from the manufacturer. The goal is to select groups of cells that match perfectly.
Each group of cells is once more tested by light exposition to verify that the specifications of the cells within the group are really identical.
After the cells are soldered together they make a section (also called a branch). Again, each section is inspected and tested electrically to make sure the parameters of the section are identical after the soldering is done.
The sections are placed together on the back sheet of the solar module. In this moment the whole module is inspected by infra-red camera to see any discrepancies or problems. The infra red camera will discover any kinds of possible quality problems.
The goal is to be 100% sure about the quality before the lamination of the solar module. The reason is simple: after the module is laminated to the front glass, there is no more way to repair or change anything on the module.
After the model is laminated, the alum frame is added and the junction box is installed. The final product is tested again on the illumination testing machine. The machine will report the total specification of the solar panel including the MPPT values.
Due to the strict inspection, it is possible to make sure that all panels are within the guaranteed parameters. It is mostly unlikely there would be a solar panel that would have a manufacturing defect that would escape the strict inspection.
Installation of Flexible Solar on Boats
See photos of examples of flexible solar panels instllations on boats.
Improving thermal codition of flexible panels
Placing flexible solar panels on “Makrolon Plaxiglas" type structure will improve the airflow behind the solar panel backsheet. This can help cooling the solar panel down and increase the performance in hot weather periods.
Flexible solar panels 60Wp, 80Wp, 130Wp
Check our offer of the Flexible Solar panels with high quality performance and specifications.
A GridFree installation with 2 panels and MicroInverters
Another GridFree project to reduce the energy consumption by a partial self-generation. Two panels provide electricity that is used to offset the consumption for the local ISP networking infrastructure.
(Photos courtesy of Slapnet.cz +)
Solar Controller Monitor for TRACER series to read data using a PC
The Tracer series solar charge controllers with MPPT have a proprietary RJ45 connector with a digital output of the system values. The Solar Controller Monitor (code REG/COM/PC) allows to connect the Tracer series to a PC with Windows and to read the data from the Tracer controller.
The Solar Controller Monitor is supplied with a PC application to read the data. This application is provided as it is, free of charge. The PC application is READ-ONLY. It allows reading the data and logging the data to a file. The logged data can be later used to analyze the charging/discharging cycles.
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Extended Warranty for EUFree Solar Panels from GWL
Extended Warranty 30 Years
- All panels tested one by one during production
- The production process inspected and monitored
- Verified parameters recorded for customer reference
- Extra long warranty for all customers
- Fast replacement of defective products
- Insurance from global insurance company
Extend the warranty easily by filling the Extended Warranty Request Form. The 30 Year warranty terms apply for solar panels with EUFREE mark.
Select the Special Warranty option to register for warranty extension. The panels with serial numbers you need to enter the serial numbers one by one. The serial numbers will be checked by GWL and the warranty will be confirmed.
The warranty can be extended within the first 90 days from the date of purchase (the date on the Delivery documents).
After applying for the Extended Warranty, the request will be processed and confirmation of the warranty terms will be done by GWL personnel. Please allow several days for manual processing.
Learn more about the EUFREE solar panels with Extended Warranty 30 Years and Guarantee from TUV NORD
EUFree Solar Panels offer at EV-POWER.EU.
Testing various solar panels using the mFi technology
We are testing the performance of various solar panels using the mFi technology. The purpose of these tests is to measure the energy yields during various sunshine conditions.