- 【 9BB & 23.5% High Efficient】Mono solar panel of 9 busbar solar cells, shows stronger current collection ability which can provide high conversion efficiency up to 23.5%. The narrower busbar space and more cells receiving surface brings lower kilowatt-hour cost and increase the output of the PV module. the smaller chamfer design increases the area of each cell, which greatly improves the charging effect.
- 【Lighter & Portable】The volume and weight of foldable solar panels with suitcase design are smaller than the 5 busbar of the same spec, after folding is only 25.59*20.07*1.96 inches, easy to store and carry. Made of Ultralight material（PET）, only weighs 10.36 lb. The corner protection design of the frame and the spring loaded butterfly twist latch buckle can protect the solar panel when you use or store the panel.
- 【Durable & Waterproof】BougeRV foldable Solar panels with 9 busbar solar cells have much lower hot spot temperature which can bring lower annual power attenuation and a longer lifespan than the market average level. The waterproof design of the solar panel meets IP67 standards and requirements,fit for different weather conditions: rain, tempest, ideal for outdoor activities: Camping, hiking. Also, the solar panel protective case can prevent dust or other dirt from damaging the panel.
- 【Simply & Stability】The solar panel is equipped with adjustable brackets, which can be easily placed on uneven ground such as grass and beach.This solar panel can be installed easily even without any experience. Although lighter, the portable solar panels can withstand high winds and other weather when used outdoors, such as camping, and are firmly anchored to the ground without being blown over by the wind, making them perfect for your camping trip.
- Compatibility & Package】BougeRV 120 watts solar panel is compatible with most solar power station systems and solar off-grid system（RV, Home, Boat）on the market. This portable solar panel is any of the BougeRv solar generators.Package：120W Solar Panel*1, Solar connector to DC cable（for solar power station）*1, Protective case*1，User manual*1.Inaddition， an 18-months product warranty backed and our friendly 7*24 customer service will help you to solve any product problems.
, BougeRV 120W Lighter Portable Solar Panel, Monocrystalline Foldable Waterproof Solar Panel Suitcase with Built-in Kickstand for Generator Power…, 239.99, USD,
25.59 x 40.16 x 0.98 inches
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M. J. Reid –
The suite case panel arrived in good condition. It was well packed by both Amazon and the manufacturer. It came with a good quality protective case that holds both the panels and has a pouch to hold wiring.
The legs are sturdy and easy to set up and variably position to get an optimum angle on the sunlight. It was cloudy today so I did not get a good read on the power output. This design combines the strength of metal framing with the portability of a light weight folding panel. I look forward to getting another one when they are available.
Update (1/8/22): Additional observations: 1) Nylon case is well made and good protection, 2) BougeRV is made in VIETNAM, 3) the wire gauge between panels and to the MC4 connectors is probably 16 AWG, which is too small in my opinion (10-12 AWG would be much better), 4) each panel is bypass diode protected (so if one panel gets shaded, you’ll still get 1/2 power), 5) the stand brackets were loose (apparently from incomplete assembly, see below for more details), 6) the stand legs range of adjustment is quite limited (approximately 60 degrees, +/- 5).
Updated Recommendation: A) The screws that hold all of the brackets was not only loose, but the thread tolerance was very loose. You can add thread locking compound, or an alternate method (that I used) was to add telfon tape to the threads. B) If your geographic location needs less inclination on the panels, reversing the legs might allow a lower elevation (I will test this out and update the review).
Summary: Recently reviewed some larger, higher end solar panels (100W or larger), so will be comparing this 120W BOGUERV those. The 200W ATEM fixed panels weigh the most at 22 pounds (including a small MPPT controller, others are panels only). The 200W ROCKPALS is the most expensive, but features dual 18/36-volt outputs, via Anderson PowerPole (APP) connectors, and weighs 18.3 lbs. The Progeny 120W has APP connectors, and weighs slightly less than the ALLPOWERS at 9.2 pounds. The 100W BougeRV is the lowest output, and has XT60 connectors (very heavy duty, 60A), and weighs 10.4 lbs. This ATEM features 50A APP connectors. I have these panels interconnected in 36-volt pairs (two 18-volt in series), which are fed to a MPPT charge controller, into a 24-volt AGM battery bank.
Observations (PANELS): The one thing I really like about the PowerECO, 100W folding, hard panel, is that it does not sag. The 200W ATEM is a similar hard folding panel. This 120W BOGUERV Is a semi-hard, suitcase style as well. One other benefit is that these feature a thick flexible wire between the two panels, whereas the others have a thin wire, which typically goes across the joint, which makes it subject to damage (except the BougeRV, which has the handles at the top vs. the sides). One other heavy duty feature is the output cables and connectors, which are 10-12 AWG, and MC4 (standard solar) connectors. The worst design is the typical 5.5×2.1mm DC connector, which limits the output current for a 100W panel (less would be okay, but still not ideal). This panel does not have the ability to directly charge USB (same as the ATEM, ALLPOWER, and PowerECO).
Recommendation: When it comes to PV/Solar panels, there are polycrystalline and monocrystalline; poly is lower cost but less efficient, and mono is more expensive, but also more efficient. For fixed (home) panels, the general cost is $1/Watt; so this 120W panel at $220, is $1.83/watt, which is average cost.
Pros: Decent fit & finish; heavy duty output cables and MC4 connectors. Industry standard Voc (open circuit voltage), and Isc (short circuit current) specified on the product page. BOGUERV does appear to be a solar product company (specialty).
Neutral: Does not have a built-in USB port (actually a positive for me, but some customers want to be able to plug in a device directly).
Cons: Cost $220 for 120W ($1.83/watt), ATEM is $1.50/watt (same style).
Conclusion: At $220 for 120W, rating this 4-stars (cost). I can recommend this BOGUERV hard folding panel, over the soft/flexible ones, if that fits your application.
HARD / SUITCASE STYLE
1) BougeRV 120W Foldable ~ $220 ($1.83/watt)
2) ATEM POWER 200W Monocrystalline, Portable Solar Suitcase ~ $300 ($1.50/watt)
3) LENSUN Innovative 110W 12V Foldable Solar Panel Suitcase, $230 ($2.09/watt)
4) PowerECO 100W Lightweight Portable Solar Panel Kit with 20A ~ $315 (~$2.50/watt)
FLEXIBLE / BENDABLE STYLE:
1) ATEM POWER Monocrystalline Solar Panel Flexible ~ $135 ($1.35/watt)
ALLPOWERS Portable Solar Panel Charger 200W ~ $290 (1.45/watt)
BougeRV 100W Mono Portable Solar Panel ~ $180 ($1.80/watt)
PROGENY 120W Portable Solar Panel ~ $250 ($2.10/watt)
ROCKPALS Portable Solar Panel 200W 18V/36V ~ $500 ($2.50/watt)
VICTRON ENERGY MPPT 100V 20 amp 12-24-Volt (Bluetooth) ~ $160 (5-star)
products folds up nicely comes with industry standard Mc4 connections. nice plastic protective corners and aluminum frame. the bag seems well made and durable it has a carry handle as well. no problem folding up extra cables and adapters maybe even a controller inside for storage.