Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Panel
Why we love it?
Withstand high wind (2400Pa) and snow loads (5400Pa); resistant aluminum frame which allows the panels to last for decades. Compatible with on-grid and off-grid inverters ; Maximum System Voltage: 600V DC (UL) 25-year transferable power output warranty; 5-year material and workmanship warranty
Some comments about this we saw on the web:* /u/checkitoutmyfriend on /r/BurningMan Here you go, down and dirty… When working with the panel be sure to throw a towel over it so it’s not generating any power while you are hooking things up! no sparky, sparky…
Links to a few panels.
Others may find better deals but stay at 100watts.
Any of these should work if I did the math right. It says you need 100watts at 12Vdc using my links for pump and fan. 60w actually but its better to go a bit larger. If you go with different components then you will need to calculate things again.
I don’t think you need the controller/charger some of these come with just to run the bucket cooler. However, if you do decide to bring a car battery or preferrably a deep cycle marine/RV battery you will need the controller/charger.
Ignor anything about inverters as these panels are not big enough to use an inverter.
I got a 30 watt panel, I believe it was this one: http://www.amazon.com/RENOGY%C2%AE-Watts-Volts-Monocrystalline-Solar/dp/B00JDRG69K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439396249&sr=8-1&keywords=renogy+30+watt
I did the math, and that was enough to charge my deep cycle battery. I can’t find the formula, but if you google around you can find out how much wattage you’ll need to charge your battery based on the amperage.
Knowing how well the panels work and how great of an investment it is, I’d go with this one now: http://www.amazon.com/Renogy-RNG-100D-Monocrystalline-Photovoltaic-Charging/dp/B009Z6CW7O
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