Flexopower Outdoor Leisure range has launched two products to their solar panel range, the



It is for the user who wants a good quality but cost-effective solar panel to utilize while camping. It makes life much easier for any camper. Setting up your panels in the sun while you camp in the shade can offer you hours of power for various items at yours. The solar panel only weighs 5.9kg and can easily be folded and stored on a roof rack while driving to your destination, catching some rays for when you get to set up, you are charged and ready to go.


Teflon (ETFE) module encapsulation. Best encapsulation for portable solar panels.

Shingled solar cell technology. More power per m2 and better suited against losses from partial shading.

  • Shingled solar cells are connected in groups and configured in parallel, greatly reducing losses from partial shading (other panels typically have their cells wired in series, causing significant losses if part of the panel is shaded).
  • Shingled solar cells reduce the spacing between the cells, no silver metal strips running across the panel, reducing the footprint of the panel. Smaller panel = less packing space.
  • What is shingled solar cell technology? Read our blog.
  • Fabric color: the solar panel’s color is grey, absorbing less heat from the sun, thus less output losses than solar panels built in black fabric.
  • Supporting legs: collapsible supporting legs angle the solar panels at 45 degrees against the sun for improved solar harvesting, especially during winter months and low sun settings.
  • Securing solar panel: fabric loops allow securing.
  • Quality assurance: each solar panel has its own unique serial number making it traceable through the entire manufacturing and QC process.
  • Free shipping within South Africa
  • 1 year warranty
  • Designed by Flexopower and other people with clever brains


Application 3 – 5 days in camp
Strategy Camp in Shade, Panel in the Sun
Content 1 x 150W foldable solar panel with grey Anderson connector
STC Rated Output 150W
Max. Operating Voltage, Vmp 19.4V
Open Circuit Voltage, Voc 22.9V
Operating Current, Imp 7.7A
Weight 5.9kg
Dimensions, folded 615 x 465 x 15 mm
Dimensions, unfolded 615 x 1395 x 4 mm
Warranty 1 Year on manufacturing


Application 5+ days in camp
Strategy Camp in Shade, Panel in the Sun
Content 1 x 240W foldable solar panel with grey Anderson connector
STC Rated Output 240W
Max. Operating Voltage, Vmp 22.8V
Open Circuit Voltage, Voc 26.9V
Operating Current, Imp 10.5A
Weight 6.9kg
Dimensions, folded 715 x 465 x 15 mm
Dimensions, unfolded 715 x 2015 x 4 mm
Warranty 1 Year on manufacturing

How Many Solar Modules Do I Need To Power My Loads?

The best method that we’ve found is to convert both your power consumption and your power
production into WATT HOURS that way we can compare apples to apples.

Step one is to determine the individual wattage rating for each load/device that you intend to run off
solar. Look on the back of each appliance and try to locate a label which indicates the wattage used by
the appliance, if it doesn’t give you the wattage then it may tell you the amount of volts and amps that
the appliance uses.

Remember volts x amps equal watts. Once you have written down the wattage rating for each
appliance found on the manufacturer’s plaque located on the equipment, you then need to determine
the amount of time each appliance will run during the day.

For example let’s say that you have a television that runs for three and a half hours a day, then write
down 3.5 hours, or let’s say you have a computer that runs for two hours and fifteen minutes, then
write down 2.15 hours, or a microwave that runs for 45 minutes, then write down 0.45 hours.

Next take the wattage rating of each appliance and multiply that by the amount of time it will run, that
will give us the WATT HOUR rating.

For example a television that draws 200 watts and runs for three hours (200 x 3 = 600) will use 600
watt hours, or a toaster that draws 1100 watts and runs for 15 minutes (1100 x .25 = 275) will use a
275 watt hours. Add the up all of the watt-hour ratings for each appliance and that will equal your total
power consumption for each day.

Let’s say that your total power consumption equalled 1200 watt hours per day, then that’s the amount
of solar power you need to produce plus about 10 percent for battery losses. Don’t forget that the
power you produce with solar panels is also a factor of time as well.

So for example let’s say you had a 200 watt solar panel and that panel sat in full sun for seven hours,
than you would have produced 1400 watt hours (200 watts x 7 hours = 1400 watt hours)

Let’s say for example that you only had five hours of full sunlight then five hours times two hundred
watts would only be 1000 watt hours so you would be at a deficit, so you would need to either add
another 40 watts of solar panels or reduce your power consumption by 200 watt hours.