HQST 100 Watt Polycrystalline 12V Solar Panel

(10 customer reviews)

$74.99

Product Efficiency,High module conversion efficiency. Bypass diodes minimize power drop caused by shade and ensure excellent performance in low-light environments.
Polycrystalline panels come with high-efficiency solar cells that help increase space efficiency, easy Installation.
Pre-drilled holes on the back of the panel allow for fast mounting and securing.
Compatible with different mounting systems such as Z-brackets, Pole Mounts, and Tilt Mounts.
Corrosion-resistant aluminum frame for extended outdoor use, allowing the panels to last for decades. IP65 rated junction box provides complete protection against environmental particles and low pressure water jets.

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HQST 100 Watt Polycrystalline 12V Solar Panel with Solar Connectors High Efficiency Module PV Power for Battery Charging Boat, Caravan, RV and Any Other Off Grid Applications

HQST 100 Watt Polycrystalline 12V Solar Panel with Solar Connectors

HQST 100 Watt Polycrystalline 12V Solar Panel

HQST 100 Watt Solar Panel with Solar ConnectorsSpecifications

Maximum Power at STC: 100W
Maximum System Voltage: 600V DC (UL)
Optimum Operating Voltage (Vmp): 18.2V
Optimum Operating Current (Imp): 5.50A
Open-Circuit Voltage (Voc): 21.4V
Short-Circuit Current (Isc): 5.70A
HQST 100W Solar Panel

HQST 100W Polycrystalline Solar Panel

The panel is designed to withstand heavy snow and wind loads. The back of the panel features a waterproof junction box and solar connect leads for easy plug and play use! Use this panel alone or add additional panels to create a custom solar energy system.


HQST 100 Watt Polycrystalline 12V Solar PanelWaterproof

Anti-reflective, high transparency, low iron-tempered glass with enhanced stiffness and impact resistance, Withstand high winds (2400 Pa) and snow loads (5400 Pa). IP65 rated junction box provides complete protection against environmental particles and low pressure water jets.

 

 

 

 


HQST Polar Panel with Solar ConnectorsEasy Installation

Off-Grid Roof top/Ground Mounted. Pre-drilled holes on the back of the panel for fast mounting and securing. RVs, trailers, motorhomes, caravans, boats. 12 volt Battery Charging.

 

 

 

 


HQST Polycrystalline 12V Solar Panel with Solar ConnectorsVersatile

Use it for your RV when camping, or during beach trips with the family, either way this polycrystalline panel provides you with the most efficiency per space.

 

 

 

 

 


HQST 100 Watt Polycrystalline Solar PanelReliable

Advanced encapsulation material with multi-layered sheet laminations enhance cell performance and provide a long service life. Can be used for many different applications

 

 

 

 


HQST-100D-SSP HQST-100D-SS HQST-100P HQST-150P HQST-175D Cell Type Monocrystalline Monocrystalline Polycrystalline Polycrystalline Monocrystalline Maximum Power 100W 100W 100W 150W 175W Optimum Operating Voltage 18.0V 20.6V 18.2V 19.1V 20.3V Optimum Operating Current 5.58A 4.85A 5.5A 7.89A 8.62A Open Circuit Voltage 21.3V 24.6V 21.4V 22.7V 24.3V Short Circuit Current 5.83A 5.28A 5.7A 8.09A 9.35A Maximum System Voltage 600 VDC 600 VDC 600 VDC 600 VDC 600 VDC Maximum Series Fuse Rating 15A 15A 15A 15A 15A Dimensions 35.6 x 25.9 x 1.18 in 39.65×19.41×1.18 in 35.6 x 25.9 x 1.18 in 51.3×25.9×1.38 in 57.79×25.86×1.37 in Weight 14.3 lbs 9.92 lbs 14.3 lbs 22.1 lbs 22.04 lbs

Additional information

Brand

Size

1 Pack 100w Panel

Item Weight

16.5 pounds

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10 reviews for HQST 100 Watt Polycrystalline 12V Solar Panel

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    Chris DIYer

    I own 48 of these 100D Renogy/HQST panels and can say I have never had one go bad. I did have one come in with the diodes in the wrong position (easy fix). So, been running this style panel (mono, 100w) for almost FOUR years now. No noticeable loss of power or performance. A couple of them have some silicone “snail trails”…but, that doesn’t affect the performance (just looks weird). Many ask “why” did I go with 100w panels vs 200 or 320w panels. These are easy to handle and move around when needed. Once they are secured on a racking system (I use Superstrut and Superstrut spring nuts) they are MORE secure than a larger panel. And, if hail hits and messes up one…less $$$ to replace. Also, with more panels…you can string them up for higher voltage (and use MPPT solar chargers). I own three Midnite Solar Classics, two EPever Tracers, and a couple of PWMs. The price has come down on these panels so…IMO, would buy them while you can. I attached a picture of my 24 panels array (I have two more arrays).UPDATE (June 8, 2018) – Panels are going great…no issues with performance. I just want to add that these panels are NOT packaged well at all vs Renogy. Thin cardboard, little/no corner protection, blank box (no “Fragile” sticker). So, buyer beware…best to be home when they arrive. If there is a hole in the box or ANY indication of manhandling…don’t accept it.

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    bjrolland

    I bought this panel for a single purpose – run my old 12V cooler on a desert trip in southern California.I did not buy a controller or a battery, simply plugged it directly into the cooler which needs 4-5 Amps at 12-14V.It kept our food nice and cold during the day and, as the temp went down into the 40s at night, the cooler coasted through the night and revved back up again as soon as the sun came up.Of course I had to move it several times a day to keep it in direct sun. In the morning I propped it up on the rear bumper, during the day on the roof and as the afternoon progressed I moved it to the hood. see pictureI plan to someday upgrade from a tent to a teardrop trailer. Then I’ll get a battery and controller and fabricate a permanent, swivel mount for this panel.Mind you, in the upper Midwest, it won’t produce near the power it did in the southern desert. It produces 5-6 Amps in “full sunlight” which means no clouds, no trees, no buildings. Low angle sun in the north doesn’t deliver near the illumination that high angle southern desert sun does. This is why solar doesn’t pay back in Detroit, Chicago or Minneapolis. Not enough sun.It works great in the desert. I’ll be trying it in Moab UT next year.

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    Marty

    I normally don’t write reviews but I am very pleased with the panels I got here. I purchased the first panel to keep a trailer battery and a few other things charged but I soon found more things to connect and added two more panels as needed. I’m now running my work trailer totally off solar and have three old batteries being charged to help when needed. I have a freezer and microwave, drill press and other tools plus music and the lights and no longer need to bother with finding a place to park near a power source or use a generator when I get to a job. very pleased.

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    eelacab

    I am a solar submersible well pump dealer/installer and just last week I ordered the 100 Watt HQST solar panel. When I received it i really felt and seen the top quality and make up of the panel. I was surprised because the panel was at 112 dollars and I expected it to be cheaply made. Not this one, this panel I will use mounted on a tripod to charge my RV batteries while out in the field. I will no longer need to trickle charge my battery using AC, I plan on leaving this panel outside all year round to keep my batteries fresh. I have no doubt that this solar panel will weather the elements nicely and without any problems. Get it now, just don’t buy them all because I will be ordering some more soon. 

    HQST 100 Watt 12 Volt Polycrystalline Solar Panel

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    Audrey

    We purchased a couple of these solar panels and compared them to the Windy Nation 100 Watt 12 Volt Polycrystalline Solar Panels and found that at least for the panels that we received, they produced a similar number of watts with the same sun exposure. The HQST and the Windy Nation Panels are all very good quality and well built. Probably the only difference is that the Windy Nation panels are more expensive and the MC4 cables are a little longer. We eventually purchased 18 more HQST panels and we hooked up 20 of these panels to create a 24V 2kW system on top of our garage. The 20 panels generate post-inverter about 11kWh per day during sunny days in Northern California that we can use or feed back into the grid. We never measured how much inverter loss there is though. Most of the panels face south, but we also face some of the panels west because electricity prices are much higher for us in the late afternoon. I’m happy with their performance, as it has reduced our electricity bill by about $100 per month, so the system should pay for itself in a couple of years! We would install more, but we have run out of easily accessible roof space.

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    Thomas Bowes

    Folks, I have been installing solar and teaching solar classes for over ten years and can well remember the days of systems that cost $10 to $12 per watt to install and modules that were $6-8 per watt. The big issue today is that so many manufacturers have moved away from getting their modules listed with a nationally recognized test laboratory, which is why I decided to go with this module for my truck camper. Yes, there are a number of non-listed products out there that are slightly less expensive, but I equate that listing mark and the associated reference file from the test agency as cheap insurance when buying an electrical product. Even though solar modules have largely become an industrial commodity, the fact that a product has been tested by a third party for conformance to an appropriate standard (UL 1703 in this case) still means something, at least in my book, which by the way is the Code book, and yes it applies to RVs. Was that a run-on sentence?!Others have noted that this module appears to be identical with another brand that is about $22 per panel more in price. I concur that they both seem to be coming off the same production line, somewhere in China. I’m not dissing Chinese goods as I’ll take a listed Chinese module over an unlisted American made one. Not that I didn’t try to find a listed American made module with similar specs, I did. Alas, the likes of Astro Power, Shell, Sharp and BP, to name a few, have pulled out of the States (or solar altogether). That having been said, one has to ponder how it is that one company markets a product with a part number of HQST-100D with the same specs as another company’s product with a part number of RNG-100D for about $22 per module less, unless the second outfit is indeed re-branding this product. Indeed, both modules are listed by ETL, another clue as to the pedigree. By the way, both of these companies also sell poly-crystalline modules that ARE NOT listed, and therefore not Code-compliant.As for the claimed peak efficiency of 22%, I calculate the efficiency to be at about 17%, but then again you may live at 14,000 feet with full sun and subzero temperatures and may get more. In reality, the efficiency is about the same as most other mono-crystalline modules, i.e. run-of-the-mill, non high-tech-super-boffo-dual-technology-blah-blah-blah, which is why they’re inexpensive. The build quality is good, and things look to be in order. I’ll find out after I install them in a few months when the snow thaws and the weather warms as to whether there are any other issues, but I’m not anticipating any.

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    C. Emory

    This is an excellent product. I’m using 4 of these panels wired in series/parallel for 24 volts/400 watts. In full sunlight, I’ve seen my 4 panels reach ~395 watts. This is amazing efficiency for for such an affordable panel. I’ve tested each panel with a multimeter and have my panel array hooked to a digital volt meter. I can say that the panels perform to their advertised specifications.One of the panels arrived damaged from shipping, customer service was fast and they sent me a replacement panel the day after I contacted them. All they required was a picture of the damaged panel.Also, HQST sends you a little pamphlet with these panels, offering you a free 2W/6V solar panel, in return for you leaving a review. While this is the reason I am writing this review (I usually don’t bother leaving reviews for anything), it in no way influenced my review. These panels are well constructed and very efficient, I don’t think you can beat them for the price.

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    Randy

    3rd HQST 100 Watt 12 volt Polycrystalline solar I’ve purchased.Very well made!All 3 have been producing more power that the rated output.I’ll be purchasing more to expand my system.Great Solar panels, Great price!

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    Geoff

    This was a followup order of 2 HQST 100 watt solar panels, after having received and tested one in March.They were promptly shipped, and arrived in excellent condition. I have them installed, on my roof. Typically,with an inexpensive MPPT Solar Charge Controller, I see around 60 watts from just one panel in the mid-afternoon sun, but it did test even higher just before noon. See the attached photos.

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    RPM INVESTMENTS

    THE SIX PANELS I BOUGHT WERE ALL WITH IN SPEC.S AND VERY WELL BUILT . THEY ARE ON A RV CHARGING A 640 AMP HOUR BATTERY BANK WHICH RUNS A 3000 WATT INVERTER TO POWER ALL THE 120vac REQUIREMENTS AS WELL AS THE 12vdc DEMANDS.AFTER SEEING THESE PANELS IN ACTION ON A 4000 MILE TRIP I CAN SAY I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF THESE PANELS. THEY WERE ABLE TO KEEP THE BATTERYS CHARGED AND IN GOOD SHAPE FOR THE WHOLE TRIP EVEN WHEN WE USED THE A/C UNIT A FEW TIMES. THEY PERFORMED WELL ABOVE THE SIZE OF THE SYSTEM AND DAILY GAVE ME OVER 220 AMP HOURS IN THE 14.5 TO 15.1 VOLT RANGE AND 29 TO 30 AMP FOR A HIGH FROM THE PWM CONTROLER. TEMP.S DURRING THE TRIP WERE IN THE HIGH 90s AND LOW 100s WHICH MAKE THIS MORE INCREDIBLE IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT SOLAR. I AM VERY PLEASED WITH MY PURCHASE AND I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMEND THESE FOR THE PRICE OF ABOUT $1.00 @ WATT AND FREE SHIPPING IT’S A GREAT DEAL!

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