Renogy 100 Watt Solar panel VS Harbor Freight 100 Watt Solar panel


In todays video we compare renogys 100 watt monocrystalline panel against Harbor Freights 100 watt monocrystalline to see …

Date: August 24, 2023

32 thoughts on “Renogy 100 Watt Solar panel VS Harbor Freight 100 Watt Solar panel

  1. UPDATE: Late last evening I went and popped the back panel off the Renogy solar panel to verify if the wire truly was Tinned copper and it was!! Like so many had mentioned. I updated the description and may show a short video for those interested. Sorry for the quick over look. Updated 6 month and 1 year will come later.

  2. If you look at the Renogy rating, it's rated at 100W STC (Standard Test Conditions). The Harbor Freight panel does not specify but it looks to be rated 100W PTC (PVUSA Test Condition).

    That's most likely why you see the difference in wattage.

  3. Harbor Freight, simply because they used copper conductors.

    I thought aluminum wire was restricted to nothing smaller than a #6 AWG? Aluminum properties are inferior to copper.

  4. What in the world can be done with those 100 watt solar panels?
    Maybe light a small closet using a 12 volt bulb . Operate the world's smallest 12 volt TV .
    You'll need forty acres of these solar panels and a frightening number of car batteries and the world's largest power inverter in order to deliver at least 20kw for any time at all before all the batteries are drained. Then what ? 🤣😆😂

  5. You've gone so far in comparing the two… What about temp variance while charging/working?!? What about having them both work for at least a month and comparing them?

  6. I don't know if this is relevant but aluminum wiring is not approved for building wiring in California. Apparently after many cycles it fatigues and breaks.

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