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.
100W Solar Panel Professional Monocrystalline DC-100 (100 Watt)...The most efficient 100W solar panel on the market, the DC-100 (was CS-90) will provide enough power to meet most day-to-day requirements. This high quality, professional grade monocrystalline solar panel is the market leader in Germany and mainland Europe for use on caravans and motorhomes and is widely used by the marine c ...read more
140W Monocrystalline Solar Panel Professional DC-140...The 140W DC-140 (was CS-135) 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 140 watts, the Professional Grade DC-140 allows you to operate a very wide range of electrical de ...read more
Solara Vision Extreme Solar Panel (100W or 150W)...The world's toughest glass fronted solar panel - so strong you can drive over it! Designed and manufactured in Germany, the Vision Solar Panel is a truly extreme solar panel, for whenever you need something just that little bit stronger. In some instances, such as where there is a chance of the solar panel ...read more
Solara Vision 100W Extreme Solar Panel...The world's toughest glass fronted solar panel - so strong you can drive over it! Designed and manufactured in Germany, the Vision Solar Panel is a truly extreme solar panel, for whenever you need something just that little bit stronger. In some instances, such as where there is a chance of the solar panel ...read more
Solara Marine Solar Panel 27W M-Series (2016 Model)...The 27W Solara marine specification solar panel is robust, reliable and incredibly weather-proof. All Solara Marine Solar Panels now have a 5-year warranty. The Solara acid- and salt- resistant aluminium back-plate provides exceptional stability, whilst still allowing for adjustments on slightly curved surfaces (up to ...read more
Solara Marine Solar Panel 80W M-Series (2016 Model)...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 110W Power Series...The 'POWER' series of solar panels from Solara use the same Sunpower ultra-high efficiency solar cells as our professional range of glass-fronted panels. The 110W Solara Power Series Panel is the first, truly walkable marin-grade panel to exceed 100W in power, whilst maintaining a compact design. This is an ideal panel for ...read more
Solara Marine Solar Panel 140W Power Series...This is the largest of the Solara POWER series of solar panels and is the largest truly marine grade panel we know of. This 140W panel uses the same Sunpower ultra-high efficiency solar cells as our professional range of glass-fronted panels. All Solara Marine Solar Panels now have a 5-year warranty. Appeara ...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.