170w Solar E-Bike Charging System No Rack

$775.00
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Ship Time:
Ships from our warehouse in 5-10 business days
Shipping Cost:
$60

What's Included:

1x SunPower 170w flexible solar panel (32" x 45.5")

1x Genasun GVB-8-Li waterproof solar charge controller

1x MC-4 to Anderson Powerpole wire adapter

1x 5' Solar Power Extension Cable 5'

3-way power splitter

 

Features:

Includes everything you need to charge your e-bike's lithium battery directly from the sun

100% plug and play with our batteries for easy operation, plus easy to add to most e-bikes

5 year system warranty for ultimate reliability

Solar panel contains industry leading SunPower Maxeon 25% efficient solar cells

 

How much electricity can this system really make?

There's several ways to estimate solar power production. Below, we'll use a simple method to estimate what kind of daily charging rates you can expect in different conditions. Your individual mileage will vary significantly from this depending on location, weather, e-bike efficiency, elevation, sun angle, road shading, temperature, tire inflation, aerodynamics, driver skill and more.

We typically experience 12-18 wh/mi when testing normal (upright) e-bikes in our area. On the 2019 Sun Trip Tour, our prototype solar charged longtail e-bike averaged 11.3 wh/mi over the >800 mile trip. It's easy to use up to 24wh/mi or more when riding at 750w on the road, or as little as 8wh/mi when aggressively riding more efficient bikes such as recumbents or road bikes. The best way to measure and improve your watt hours per mile is to log it with the Cycle Analyst.

 

Example 1: 170w panel on a statistically average day of the year in Winston-Salem, NC. 

170w x .70 = 119 watts per hour (70% efficiency at 700w/m²)

x 4.5 usable sun hours = 535.5wh.

/ 12 wh/mi  = 45 miles per day.

/ 24 wh/mi  = 22 miles per day.

 

Example 2: 170w on a summer day with exceptional sun and good weather.

170w x .75 = 131.25 watts per hour (75% efficiency at 750w/m²)

x 8 useable sun hours = 1,050wh.

/ 12 wh/mi =88 miles per day.

/ 24 wh/mi = 44 miles per day.

 

Example 1: 170w on a not so sunny day in January

170w x .60 = 102 watts per hour (50% efficiency at 500w/m²)

x 2 useable sun hours = 204wh.

/ 12 wh/mi  = 17 miles per day.

/ 24mi/mi = 8.5 mi/day