Solar Buying Guide
This is the Powerfilm R7 flexible thin film solar panel. It is waterproof, lightweight, flexible, and will produce more power over the course of any day than any other 7 Watt solar panel on the market. Period. Why? Because Powerfilm is more sensitive than crystalline, it reaches threshold voltage & starts charging your battery pack earlier in the day, and stay charging later in the afternoon. This bigger bell curve of power means that you get more watt-hours of power, with faster deployment, and easier packing than any crystalline solar panel solution.
PowerFilm R7 rollable, flexible solar panels are among the toughest thin-film portable solar panels available today. They are your best option for boats, kayaks, or any other activity where your solar equipment will be exposed to wet, or especially harsh environments. They are designed for users who need lightweight portable & remote power for laptops, cell phones, satellite phones, GPS units, & other. PowerFilm are about as thick as an ordinary canvas tarp, and almost as pliable! PowerFilm solar panels offer the best chemistry for off-season use and higher latitudes due to excellent solar panel sensitivity in low-light & partial shade.
The Powerfilm R7 rolls into a 4″ tube for transport
PowerFilm solar panels are monolithically integrated which means they are manufactured in layers. This eliminates the need for damage-prone manual connections of individual solar cells. PowerFilm flexible solar panels are made using amorphous silicon, and are naturally free from harmful heavy metals like cadmium that are used in other technologies.
Originally designed for military use, PowerFilm panels perform well in diverse conditions such as hot sun, and partial shade. They come ready to connect to batteries and an array of handy accessories using marine-grade plug and play connectors. Rugged corner grommets are provided for tying the panels to boat decks, backpacks, tents, and more. Portable solar power has never been more convenient!
PowerFilm panels come with a female cigarette socket outlet. Choose other/additional connection options shown below to suit your application. A reverse current blocking diode is built-in.
- UV resistant, weather resistant
- Reverse blocking diode
- Rugged construction
- Includes female lighter adapter
- Daisy chain multiple Powerfilm units together (mix & match any sizes)
Powerfilm R7 Specifications…
- Power Output:
- 450mA @15.4v
- Approx 7 Watts peak
- Solar Panel Type: Amorphous Silicon
23 x 14.5″
58.4 x 36.8cm
270g / 9.5oz
- Warranty: 3 years
- Made in the USA
Included With The Powerfilm R7…
- Output Socket: 12V CLA (car style socket)
Need PowerFilm cables or connectors?
Extension, daisy-chain, battery clamp, charge controller cables and more are available.
Check the specific accessories listed on this page, or see “Connectors” under the “Power Category” in the main navigation menu.