Solar Panels & Controllers
In some cases, wind turbines are not suitable, for example where installation is difficult. In other cases, it is better to fit a hybrid system, combining both wind turbines and solar panels. Whatever your requirement, Leading Edge have a solution for you, from large multi-panel systems for complete off-grid remote power, to single panels for boats, caravans and narrowboats.
We do not manufacture our own solar panels, as we specialise in designing and building wind turbines. We have chosen a range of different types of panel from the world's leading manufacturers, who all share our passion for supplying the best quality products possible.
SolarBox Off-grid Power System...The Leading Edge SolarBox is a all-in-one pole-mounted off-grid power system providing essential power for 12V DC equipment. If your equipment draws up to 400mA or up to 4W continuous load, then the SolarBox is for you - choose between the SolarBox 110W or the SolarBox 70W. The SolarBox is a solar moun ...read more
100W Monocrystalline Solar Panel Professional DC-100...The most efficient 100W solar panel on the market, the DC-100 is a high quality, professional grade monocrystalline solar panel is for both industrial and residential off-grid including the marine community, anywhere where a reliable supply of electricity is required away from the mains grid. The DC-100 so ...read more
160W Monocrystalline Solar Panel Professional DC-160...The 160W DC-160 is the largest of our range of high efficiency 'off-grid' monocrystalline solar panels using Sunpower's high-performance cells, meeting the demands of most stand-alone solar energy systems. At 160 watts, the Professional Grade DC-160 is an ideal power source for both industrial and residential off ...read more
Solara Vision Extreme Solar Panel (190W)...The Solara Vision 190W solar panel is the world's tough glass fronted panel - it's so strong you can drive over it! Designed and manufactured in Germany, the Solara Vision Solar Panel is suited to locations where there's a chance of the solar panel being struck or when the weather is 'extreme'. One example i ...read more
FLEX+ 100W Flexible Solar Panel (Aluminium Backing)...FLEX+ 100W solar panels are the next generation in our flexible solar panel range, offering unrivalled durability and performance. The standard version has an aluminium backing material, which helps add strength and dissipates heat more quickly, making them ideal for fitting to narrowboats, motorhomes and caravans. For use ...read more
FLEX+ 100W Flexible Marine Solar Panel (Fibreglass Backing)...FLEX+ 100W Marine grade solar panels are an upgrade to our highly successful flexible monocrystalline solar panels, and now feature PERC solar cells with a 21.5% cell efficiency. The marine grade FLEX+ panel is fibreglass backed, dimpled and has a rubber strip to protect the edge, making it ideal for use in salt-water ...read more
Solara Marine Solar Panel 80W M-Series...Revised for 2016, the Solara 80W panel is the largest in the M-Series range and has been fitted with additional cells to boost power output. All Solara Marine Solar Panels now have an industry leading 5-year warranty. The innovative Solara M-Series design is a truly 'walkable' solar panel, with a sturdy aluminium back ...read more
Solara Marine Solar Panel 115W Power Series (2019 Model)...The 'POWER' series of solar panels from Solara use the Sunpower ultra-high efficiency solar cells with a cell efficiency of 23%. The 115W Solara Power Series Panel is a truly walkable marine-grade panel producing 100W in power, whilst maintaining a compact design. This is an ideal panel for larger installations, o ...read more
Solara Marine Solar Panel 150W Power Series (2019 Model)...This is the largest of the Solara POWER series of solar panels and this 2019 model is the largest truly marine grade panel we know of. This 150W panel uses Sunpower ultra-high efficiency solar cells with a cell efficiency of 23%. All Solara Marine Solar Panels now have a 5-year warranty. Appearance and desig ...read more
Victron Blue Solar 15A MPPT Charge Controller (12/24V)...Victron's 15A BlueSolar MPPT charge controller is designed to maximise power output from small solar systems up to 400W (200W at 12V). The MPPT calculations and functionality of the BlueSolar 75/15 and 100/15 are significantly faster, producing up to 10% more than other MPPT controllers in changing weather conditions, such ...read more
- Professional Grade Monocrystalline Panels:
For general off-grid use, we supply a range of glass-fronted solar panels using the most efficient solar cells available. These cells are designed and manufactured by Sunpower Corp. in the USA and have the best reputation on the market for producing power in even low-light conditions. Due to their unrivalled efficiency (21.5-22.0%), you get the most power possible from the most compact package.
- Solara Marine Solar Panels:
For harsh environments and salt-water conditions, Solara GmbH manufactures their semi-flexible range of marine solar panels. These panels feature monocrystalline technology for efficiency, but they are 'encapsulated' in a special lamination process to guarantee durability in all conditions. These marine-grade panels are also fitted with a metal back plate and have a special non-slip finish to allow them to be walked on safely.
- Extreme Solar Panels:
Where there is a chance of the solar panel being struck by large hailstones or debris, the Vision 150 panel offers you added peace of mind. Using a unique glass-glass design, the 150W Vision solar panel introduces new levels of robustness to the solar market. It is so strong you can drive over it – a truly extreme solar panel.
- Grid-Tie Solar Panels:
In large systems, we might need to produce a few thousand watts of power from the sun, so we sometimes use large 250W solar panels. These are typically used on roof-tops or fitted to substantial metal frames. There are a number of manufacturers of these panels, although we tend to supply the higher-end ranges, such as products from Hyundai, SolarWorld, LG and so on. These panels are not available to buy online due to their large size and difficulties in shipping.