WindyNation 100 Watt Solar Panel Off-Grid RV Boat Kit with LCD PWM Charge Controller + Solar Cable + Connectors + Mounting Brackets

(10 customer reviews)

$250.00

The kit includes: (1) 100 Watt WindyNation Solar Panel, 30-Amp (user adjustable) WindyNation P30L LCD Display Solar Charge Controller with Battery Temperature Sensor, 40 feet of UL Listed 12 AWG Solar Cable, all necessary Connectors, solar panel mounting hardware and Installation Manual.
Designed for RVs, cabins, homes, boats, back-up and remote power use
Kit will provide on average 350 Watt Hours (Wh) or 33 Amp hours of charge per day (depends on sunlight availability). Add more solar panels in the future! The included charge controller can handle up to 4pcs 100W solar panels (12 volt system) and 8pcs 100W solar panels (24 volt system)
100 Watt solar charging kit provides up to 100 watts of clean, free, renewable power
PWM Solar Charge Controller has user adjustable settings! LCD Screen shows system amperage, voltage, amp-hours, temperature and DC load draw. See Image in photo gallery for all LCD Screen readouts.

Description

WindyNation 100 Watt Solar Panel Off-Grid RV Boat Kit with LCD PWM Charge Controller + Solar Cable + Connectors + Mounting Brackets

The Windy Nation 100 Watt Complete Solar Charging Kit allows you to start producing free, clean power from the sun! Perfect for RV’s, boats, cabins and back-up power! WindyNation’s 100 Watt Solar Kit includes what you need to get started: (1pc) 100 Watt Solar Panel, User Adjustable LCD 30-Amp Solar Charge Controller with Battery Temperature Sensor, 40 ft of UL Listed 12 AWG Solar Cable, all necessary Connectors for wiring, and all the necessary mounting hardware (4 Solar Panel Mounting Brackets and Fastener Sets). Product photos above show individual pictures of all the included items and additional technical information. Add a 12 volt battery and a DC-to-AC inverter and you are ready to harness the sun’s free energy.

The WindyNation 100 Watt Solar Charging Kit is the ideal solution for providing back-up power or off-grid power when you need it! This Kit includes our premium grade PWM solar charge controller with digital display. The digital display provides detailed system information including solar panel charging amperage, battery voltage, battery temperature, amperage of load draw (if a load is connected), solar generated amp-hours to battery, etc. See Image in Photo Gallery above for an image of all LCD readouts. System settings like voltage of solar disconnect, voltage of load disconnect, etc are user adjustable using the MODE and UP and DOWN buttons on the charge controller.

Additional information

Size

100 Watt Solar Kit, 100W Solar Kit + 100ah AGM Battery

10 reviews for WindyNation 100 Watt Solar Panel Off-Grid RV Boat Kit with LCD PWM Charge Controller + Solar Cable + Connectors + Mounting Brackets

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    Amazon Customer

    We live full-time in a travel trailer and while in Florida (we’re Canadians) we sometimes dry camp at free sites. Our first attempt was miserable as our battery didn’t last long enough to support the fridge so we had to keep running the truck about every 10 hours to replenish the battery and we didn’t use any lights, etc.Now with the solar panel life is good. Our battery charges up completely in a few hours when it’s sunny. We have our water pump on all day, run the water heater and use all the lights we need in the evening. We even can run the furnace in the morning to warm up the rig. We LOVE our panel and it is sufficient for our needs. If we had a second battery, it would be able to charge it too,

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    H. R. Ferguson

    Very good setup for my situation. Easy install. I use this panel to charge 2 six volt batteries wired in series in a remote part of Colorado. It has worked famously for me since the initial install last June.

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    Stevek

    After reading an article about installing a solar panel at https://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/the-rv-battery-charging-puzzle-2/ the controler that came with the Windy Nation 100 watt solar panel was spot on. It has all the adjustable setting need to get the most power out of your battery system. Take the time to read the article above and you can not go wrong.

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    Anomalous009

    I originally purchased a 100 Watt system for my RV from Amazon. Since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, I purchased a total of 32 more panels and assorted pieces directly from Windy Nation.Pros: all items worked properly right out of the box. My RV batteries are maintained at a steady 12.9 volt. After Maria, I built two 1.6Kw systems in PR that provide enough electricity to run two full-sized refrigerators 24/7 even on 50% cloudy days. Easy installation with the Z brackets and Y connectors. Solar panels built in Indonesia show good quality. Recommend purchasing the adjustable, aluminum mounting racks (@ extra cost).Cons: no fuses come with the kits. You must purchase separately to install at the positive cables of the charge controller, both incoming from the solar panels and outgoing to the batteries. Even with 10 AWG cables, you will see a small voltage drop if running cables longer than 20 feet (recommend going with 8 AWG which is the max diameter the charge controllers can handle). Instructions must be downloaded from WindyNation.Overall impression: these are great off-grid systems to use with your RV, cabin, or home. With proper planning, you can be nearly independent from your local utility (check your local laws), or the incompetent and bankrupt Puerto Rican utility company.[updated 20 December 2018] Since building my systems 1 year ago, I had to make significant changes to the systems and built a total of 5 systems using WN panels & controllers. First I uninstalled 8 panels, since the systems were generating TOO MUCH electricity. Second, In some systems I changed out the controllers to Midnite Solar(s) or Outback controller(s). Third, I’ve had to rearrange my PV arrays from 4 to 3 panels for the remaining systems since each panel generates MORE power than what the standard test suggests. On a daily basis, my panels perform like they are rated at 106 Watts to 116 Watts per panel. Each panel generates an average of 300 to 400 watts per day and as much as 575 watts per day on the sunniest of days. This means the WN P30L controllers were going over the 400 Watts max they are rated for when paired with a total of 4 panels. Keep in mind this info for is for their location in Puerto Rico, your rated Wattage WILL vary based on your location. Strongly recommend buyers stick with no more than 3 panels for each P30L controller. Overall, I’m very happy with the performance of WN panels.

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    emem

    We were going back and forth with this kit or the renogy kit. Did alot of research before buying this kit and for a small off grid set up i think this is worth every penny spent. 3 months and this kit is worth it. Set up on the camper van my wife and I are building. Also bought 2/100watt panels from this company. I thought i had a problem when i first wired everything and it wasnt working but i rewired the system and everything works great! Thank you to the customer service rep that was helping me when I had the problem. Will add pictures later and do another update

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    Farmer B

    I had to update my review to five stars. Windy Nation was kind enough to provide additional information on their system and I made changes accordingly. Originally I had one 100w solar panel with two 650CCA car batteries. I was not getting enough charge to keep my guard lights on through the night. Thanks to their information provided I proceeded to purchase an additional panel and two additional batteries. Now my system is lasting through the night and is a lot more stable. I really appreciate the excellent customer service.

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    Jonathan Maxson

    I didn’t have much experience with solar and was unsure of myself when I ordered the kit. It worked but for what I was doing I needed a second panel and larger inverter. The inverter was not part of this kit. I already had an inverter before I went solar. I added another panel and converted to a 24 volt system with a 24v DC to 110 AC 2300 watt inverter. I wired the inverter with 2 gauge cable to two group 31 deep cycle batteries in series. Works good for me. The charge controller with the kit works fine with 12 or 24 volts. It senses the voltage of the system and automatically adjusts to it. That made converting my system to 24 volts a snap. I’m running a small table saw, lighting, drills, skill saw, and battery chargers off the system. I need to budget the power at times but since I went to the larger 24 volt inverter I haven’t tripped it yet from an overload. I didn’t use the mounting system provided but welded together a “T” pole with braces and mounted the panels to it with stainless U-bolts. I double re-enforced the frame of the solar panels with aluminum angle inside and out where the U-bolts were. I can rotate the pole to face south and adjust the angle at the U-bolts. I didn’t want to flat mount the panels on my trailer as in the winter not only would snow be a problem but I thought they would be very inefficient when the sun was low on the horizon. Yes I will have to remove the panels to move the trailer but the trailer is rarely moved. The trailer is 13 feet tall and my pole gives the panel 30 inches of clearance from the bottom of the panels in the event of snow. Overall I am happy with the product. It is a good start for anyone learning about solar which is a system which will needed to be adjusted according to your needs.The fittings that go on the panel end of the cables between the charge controller and the panels confused me. I suggest looking at a few YouTube videos to see the right way to install them. I had reversed the male and female connectors and realized my mistake before I plugged them in. The solution was to reverse the hook-up at the charge controller and relabel them at the panel ends. Once they are crimped on there is no changing them.

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    scott in sparks

    This is a simple install if you are mechanically inclined. I had to get more cable for my motorhome install and found it in red at home depot, that made keeping the polarity simple when running the cables. The panel starting working as soon as it was hooked up and has been working well for a week now. It is charging two 6 volt deep cycle batteries wired in series to produce 12 volts and dose a good job maintaining them which is what I wanted it for. If you need to completely recharge your deep cycle batteries in a day I would suggest the 200 watt kit or larger depending on how many batteries you may have. The controller is far superior to others I have seen and the battery temperature sensor is a nice feature.

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    Cape Dory Sailor

    I am really happy I bought this instead of the 3-piece common kit that is around the same price.The charge controller has a timer mode for turning on and off a light at dark for a set amount of time. This is EXACTLY what I needed for my application, and was an unexpected bonus of the kit.The wires and connectors are of nice quality.The Z-brackets are not especially useful unless they work for your exact application, like mounting on a wide-open completely flat van roof or something.UPDATE: 4 months of operation, and it has worked perfectly the entire time. I have been using it with a cheap power inverter and an extremely old and poorly maintained marine deep cycle battery, and it amazes me how long it will run various devices, and how quickly this panel/controller will recharge the battery. It has impressed me so much, especially for the price!

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    fixthepain

    I work for a company called GarageSmart.com We sell motorized garage storage lifters that lift and store your expensive outdoor equipment on the ceiling of your garage where it’s safe & out of harms way. We have lifters for kayaks, paddle & surf boards, jeep hard tops, truck shells, rooftop tents, bikes, 5th wheel hitch lifters, and universal lifters. The ‘smart motors’ on our lifters sync with the user’s smart phone or tablet and are controlled through a user friendly app that’s free from the app store. You needed to know this because all that lifting and lowering and storing takes energy. So here’s my point; We actively market our products at outdoor expo’s and events where the only source of power available are generators (which are noisy and they run out of gas after a few hours). So we decided to try this solar panel system to install on top of our marketing trailer so we could use solar power to demo our products to customers that stop by. We lifted and lowered and lifted and lowered a Jeep Hard top off the body of a JK Jeep, over and over again all day long for two long days! (easter Jeep safari vendor show in Moab) We even charged our cell phones that were used to control the lifter. We used the solar power to light the interior of the trailer and played some good tunes on our speakers too, and never fell short on power! We are totally impressed with this solar system! We plan to buy more for our sister companies marketing trailers (Vanderhall, Tilt, & Hall guage). Thanks Windy Nation!

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