Instapark is a Solar Panel Manufacturer in North American market and was established in 2001. Instapark specializes in making and selling laser modules, laser points and voltage converters.
Instapark solar panels are made using monocrystalline technology. Monocrystalline generates higher efficiency than polycrystalline and also costs more than polycrystalline. Monocrystalline solar panels or single crystal solar panels, are manufactured through the Czochralski process. It is a form of process to grow pure silicon made of a single crystal during Polysilicon manufacturing. The solar panels made out this single crystal of pure silicon is called monocrystalline.
Solar cells efficiency is ranging from 18% to 24%. Sunpower produces the highest efficiency crystalline in the commercial market. Suntech also makes the most efficient solar panels.
I have summarized the most important aspects of choosing the solar panels into five criteria, which are efficiency, durability, features, value for money and support. So I am going to show you how Instapark® NEW All Black 100W Monocrystalline Solar Panel is doing with these five criteria in mind.
Instapark Solar Panel Review – Features and Durability
This Instapark solar panel contains one 47 x 1.5 x 22 inches solar panel and a cable. It supports maximum power voltage of 17.5V. This multiple-module system can be put together with builit-in MC-4 connectors. The solar charging kit can provide up to 100 watts of solar power.
The solar panel is made of monocrystalline solar cells embedded in transparent vinyl acetate behind tempered glass with heavy back sheet, which is specially good for maintenance free performance.
This Instapark solar panel can charge 12 Volt batteries, which can store and provide usable power when needed. It is ideal for powering RVs, cabins, homes, boats, electronic equipments, back-up and remote power use.
Since it is only the standalone solar panel, you need to buy other components to cater for your own need, such as cables with MC-4 connector, controller, mounting (Instapark recommends ZJ-03), inverter and wiring stuff etc.
The efficiency rating of this Instapark solar panel is 17.3%, which is in the range of high efficiency. Higher efficiency generally means you will have more electricity with fewer panels. More money can be saved when you pay your electricity bill.
This solar panel manufacturer offers 25 years of warranties at 80% efficiency level. The durability is good and it gives you peace of mind of using it.
Instapark Solar Panel Review – Advantages
The high performance of this Instapark solar panel has exceeded many people’s expectations. The panel works even in low light, which means the output of this panel is far superior to many other panels for its given size.
This Instapark solar panel is relatively lightweight, easy to carry, very well built, good looking (more attractive than most other panels I have seen) and made with high quality materials.
Instapark Solar Panel Review – Disadvantages
One thing I did not like this Instapark solar panel is that as it does not come with mounting hardware, only has pre-drilled mounting holes. It also does not come with controller, inverter etc.
However, as it is as simple as a solar panel alone without any other clumsy parts came with it, it saves you the hassles of figuring out how to install the whole system like the other complete systems. In this case it does not come with any instructions, there is no need any way.
Though rarely any customers need to seek customer service support as it is more easy to install without any instructions needed, the customer service support provided by the manufacturer for other models sounded to be below average level.
Instapark Solar Panel Review – Summary
Rarely any solar panels receive no complaints. But this Instapark solar panel truly does not have any complaints on its performance so far. It is also not uncommon to see people keep buying more panels after they bought the first one and felt satisfied.
If you are comfortable with this kind of easy to install set up with no instructions, you won’t regret on having this sturdy solar panel to power your home electricity or for your remote uses. This Instapark solar panel is excellent value for money as it gives great power output for the money spent.