Rigid framed solar panels

Sturdy aluminium framed solar panels for narrowboats.

Long lasting carefully engineered monocrystalline solar panels for high efficiency and greater power. Sturdey profiled aluminium frames for stability in extreme conditions. Anti-reflective tempered solar glass to allow more light through to the cells. We have two ranges of solar panel designed to appeal to all budgets and requirements. All panels carry the SunWorks Five Year Green Guarantee.

Selecting a solar panel for your narrowboat.

Which type of solar panel is best for my narrowboat?

There are three types of solar panel suitable for a narrowboat:

  1. Rigid anodised aluminium frames. The standard panel type for use on narrowboats. Compact, light yet strong. Easy to install and use. For greater efficiency take a look at our adjustable mounting frames. These frames can be adapted to fit a curved cabin top. Alternatively try our PVC corner mounts or our aluminium brackets to attach these panels to the cabin top of your boat.
  2. Semi flexible solar panels:  These super thin panels  are best where a low-windage installation is required. Semi-flexible panels can be glued to flat or curved decks. The solar cells are manufactured by SunPower (USA). The latest ‘back-contact’ technology. Greater efficiency.
  3. Portable solar panels: For those who do not want to fit a solar panel permanently.

What size of solar panel do I need?

Trickle charging your battery. Trickle charging can generally be achieved using a 50 watt solar panel. Your battery should charge up steadily when not in use for most of the year.
To get more from your narrowboat’s solar panel system we advise fitting a 100 watt panel. Benefit from additional power in the summer months and reliable charging during the winter.
Independence from the mains hook-up can be achieved with a system of 200 watts or over.

For more detailed information, take a look at our guide: “Solar Panels for Narrowboats”.

This guide explains how to install your solar panel. How to select the correct cables and accessories is also covered. It makes sure you install a safe and secure system.

All our panels are fitted with solar cables and MC4 connectors. The connection from your solar panel to your charge controller is easily made by using our ready assembled cables. These and other installation accessories can be seen on our accessories page.

Why buy from SunWorks?

We have looked at a lot of solar panels over the last 30 years. Our top-quality solar panels challenge the current solar panel market. The monocrystalline cells in each panel are optimised for charging all motorhome battery types. Highly efficient, this technology ensures that you will be fitting the most compact solar panel available.

Carefully built and guaranteed to last.
Please contact us for further information.

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