Kyocera began researching photovoltaics in 1975 and has installed thousands of systems throughout the world ever since.
We carry Kyocera solar panels in two series. The T-series are ideal for charging storage batteries to power boats, recreational vehicles, remote homes, and many other consumer and commercial applications. T-series modules have an industrial grade junction box that allows the use of nominal 1/2" conduit fittings.
The T-series are rated class 1, division 2 for hazardous locations and are available in 50, 65 or 85-watt modules for use in 12 volt charging systems.
The Kyocera KD series have locking MC cables and black anodized frames for clean looking installations.
All Kyocera solar panels are built on heavy duty frames with tempered low-reflection glass covers, built-in bypass diodes and a 20 year power output warranty.
Made in Japan or Mexico.
We offer Kyocera portable solar panels in several models and sizes.
Please choose the panel you need from the drop down menu above the product description.
Model # KC-50T - Number of Cells: 36 - Peak Power: 50 Watts - Peak Power Voltage: 17.4 Volts - Peak Power Current: 3.11 Amps - Open Circuit Voltage: 21.7 Volts - Short Circuit Current: 3.31 Amps - Maximum System Voltage: 600 Volts - Nominal Voltage: 12 Volts - Dimensions: 25.2" x 25.7" x 2.125" (639mm x 652mm x 54mm) - Weight: 11 lbs (5 kg) - Price: $399.00
Model # KC-65T - Number of Cells: 36 - Peak Power: 65 Watts - Peak Power Voltage: 17.4 Volts - Peak Power Current: 3.75 Amps - Open Circuit Voltage: 21.7 Volts - Short Circuit Current: 3.99 Amps - Maximum System Voltage: 600 Volts - Nominal Voltage: 12 Volts - Dimensions: 29.6" x 25.7" x 2.125" (751mm x 652mm x 54mm) - Weight: 13.2 lbs (6 kg) Price: $479.00
Model # KC-85T - Number of Cells: 36 - Peak Power: 85 Watts - Peak Power Voltage: 17.4 Volts - Peak Power Current: 5.02 Amps - Open Circuit Voltage: 21.7 Volts - Short Circuit Current: 5.34 Amps - Maximum System Voltage: 600 Volts - Nominal Voltage: 12 Volts - Dimensions: 39.6" x 25.7" x 2.125" (1,007mm x 652mm x 54mm) - Weight: 18.3 lbs (8.30 kg) - Price: $549.00
Model # KD-135GX-LP - Number of Cells: 36 - Peak Power: 135 Watts - Peak Power Voltage: 17.7 Volts - Peak Power Current: 7.63 Amps - Open Circuit Voltage: 22.1 Volts - Short Circuit Current: 8.37 Amps - Maximum System Voltage: 600 Volts - Nominal Voltage: 12 Volts - Dimensions: 59.1" x 26.3" x 1.4" (1,501mm x 668mm x 36mm) - Weight: 28.6 lbs (13 kg) - Price: $799.00
Model # KD-180GX-LP - Number of Cells: 48 - Peak Power: 180 Watts - Peak Power Voltage: 23.6 Volts - Peak Power Current: 7.63 Amps - Open Circuit Voltage: 29.5 Volts - Short Circuit Current: 8.35 Amps - Maximum System Voltage: 600 Volts - Nominal Voltage: N/A - Dimensions: 52.8" x 39.0" x 1.4" (1,341mm x 991mm x 36mm) - Weight: 36.3 lbs (16.5 kg) - Price: $1,229.00
Model # KD-205GX-LP - Number of Cells: 54 - Peak Power: 205 Watts - Peak Power Voltage: 26.6 Volts - Peak Power Current: 7.71 Amps - Open Circuit Voltage: 33.2 Volts - Short Circuit Current: 8.36 Amps - Maximum System Voltage: 600 Volts - Nominal Voltage: N/A - Dimensions: 59.1" x 39.0" x 1.4" (1,501mm x 991mm x 36mm) - Weight: 36.3 lbs (16.5 kg) - Price: $1,499.00
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Solar energy is about as green as it gets. If you want to run your vessel's electrical system without shore or engine power a durable, marine grade solar system may be for you.
Kyocera solar panels are a reliable, virtually maintenance-free power supply designed to convert sunlight into electricity at the highest possible efficiency.
Kyocera's advanced cell-processing technology and automated production facilities produce highly efficient multi-crystal photovoltaic modules.
To protect the cells from the most severe environmental conditions, they are encapsulated between a tempered glass cover and an EVA pottant with a PVF back sheet.
The entire laminate is installed in an anodized aluminum frame for structural strength and ease of installation
If you are thinking about solar panels for the first time the following information may help you. The details of putting together any electrical systems can get pretty complicated. To keep life simple when it comes to solar power you need to answer two basic questions - How much power do I need? and how do I set up a system to capture what I need?
Q - How much power do I need?
A - Before purchasing a photovoltaic system, it is a good idea to have a basic understanding of electricity. Simple familiarity with basic electrical terms and concepts will enable you to better understand your renewable energy system and use it with confidence.
The building blocks of an electrical vocabulary are voltage, amperage, resistance, watts and watt-hours. Electricity can simply be thought of as the flow of electrons (amperage) through a copper wire under electrical pressure (voltage) and is analogous to the flow of water through a pipe. If we think of copper wire in an electrical circuit as the pipe, then voltage is equivalent to pressure (psi) and amperage is equivalent to flow rate (gpm).
To continue with our electricity to water analogy, a battery stores energy much as a water tower stores water. Since a column of water 2.31 feet tall produces 1 psi at the base, the taller the water tower the higher the pressure you get at the base. Although a 12 volt battery is not physically shaped like a water tower, it has most of its stored electricity available between 12 volts to 12.7 volts. When drained below 12 volts, little amperage remains and the battery voltage will decrease rapidly.
In a simple system, a power source like a solar panel provides the voltage which pushes the amperage through a conductor (wire) and on through a load that offers resistance to the current flow which in turn consumes power (watts). Power is measured in watts and is the product of voltage multiplied by amperage. Energy is power (watts) used over a given time frame (hours) and is measured in watt-hours or kilowatt-hours (1 kilowatt-hour equals 1000 watt-hours). For example, a 100 watt light left on for 10 hours each night will consume 1000 watt-hours or 1 kilowatt-hour of energy. A kilowatt-hour is the unit of energy measurement that the utility company bills you for each month. Electrical appliances are rated in terms of how many watts (or amps) they draw when turned on.
TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH ENERGY A PARTICULAR APPLIANCE USES EACH DAY, YOU SIMPLY NEED TO MULTIPLY THE WATTAGE IT NEEDS TO OPERATE BY THE NUMBER OF HOURS IT IS IN USE EACH DAY.
When wiring solar panels or batteries together in a renewable energy system, remember that connecting two of them in series (+ to -) doubles their voltage output, but keeps their amperage (or amp-hour capacity) the same. Connecting two of them in parallel (+ to +, - to -) doubles their amperage output (or amp-hour capacity), but keeps their voltage output the same. For example, most solar panels have a 12V nominal output so you would need to wire four of them in series (+ to -) to charge a 48V battery bank. The amperage output from these four solar panels in series is the same as that of a single solar panel. Similarly, you would need to wire four 6V 350 amp-hour (AH) L-16 size batteries in series (+ to -) to configure them for 24V operation and then connect two strings of four batteries in parallel (+ to +, - to -) to obtain a 700 amp-hour capacity battery.
BOTTOM LINE, TO DETERMINE WHAT SIZE SOLAR SYSTEM YOU NEED, ADD UP ALL THE DAILY WATTAGE REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEVICES YOU INTEND TO OPERATE, DETERMINE YOUR BATTERY STORAGE CAPACITY, AND ASSEMBLE A SYSTEM THAT WILL PROVIDE WHAT YOU NEED.
Q - What components do I need for a solar system?
A - There are many components that make up a complete solar system, but the 4 main items are: solar panels, charge controller(s), batteries and inverter(s). The solar modules are physically mounted on a mount structure and the DC power they produce is wired through a charge controller before it goes on to the battery bank where it is stored. The two main functions of a charge controller are to prevent the battery from being overcharged and eliminate any reverse current flow from the batteries back to the solar panels at night. The battery bank stores the energy produced by the solar array during the day for use at anytime of day or night. Batteries come in many sizes and grades. The inverter takes the DC energy stored in the battery bank and inverts it to 120 VAC to run your AC appliances
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