As we advance toward a greener, less fossil-fuelled society, many Makers have begun looking for ways to get their projects off the grid and onto sustainable energy sources. This is why we've created a Solar category, which offers solar panels for harvesting the power of the sun, as well as management modules to harness that energy for projects....
As we advance toward a greener, less fossil-fuelled society, many Makers have begun looking for ways to get their projects off the grid and onto sustainable energy sources. This is why we've created a Solar category, which offers solar panels for harvesting the power of the sun, as well as management modules to harness that energy for projects.
This Solar Power category is split into two distinct groups, namely Solar Panels and Solar Management Modules, and we aim to constantly grow both of these groups in order to meet the ever-increasing needs of Makers who want to go green. And whether you want to build your own solar battery charger for Li-Ion/Li-Po Batteries, integrate a smart-gadget charger into your hiking backpack, or simply want to make your projects less dependant on Eskom (which is always a smart move) we’ve got a good range of panels and management modules to help you do it.
Finally, we’ve also put a high focus on finding panels and management modules that work well in conjunction with hobbyist tech’ like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and other microcontroller-based boards and modules. As such, many of the solar-based products we stock will likely cater towards low-voltage applications from 3.3V up to 18V, which of course are ideal for IoT projects, wireless nodes and other low-power projects that can benefit greatly from subsidised solar energy.Less
The XL6009 Adjustable Buck Boost Module offers a convenient method of stepping up or dropping down voltages to meet your specific electronics needs.
The XH-M603 module is perfect for building a battery charging station, offering a range of protection features & definable min/max charging voltages!
The low-power 5V Solar Power Manager from DFRobot is the ideal blend of functionality and affordability for IoT and wireless electronics projects.
This DFRobot Original Solar Power Manager V1.0 makes solar power easy, with a wide range of inputs, outputs, modes and protection features.
This Mini Portable Solar Panel is 112x84mm, and offers 6V 200mA 1.1W in a compact form factor for portable green, clean energy.
If you enjoy keeping your batteries in good health, the XY-L30A Charge Controller offers a full suite of features that you are sure to love!
Whether charging car batteries or filling solar power reserves, this 12V Battery Capacity & Voltage Meter lets you manage your power with precision.
This 12W solar panel is designed to complement the PiJuice HAT, & is ready to offer 5V and 2A of clean, green, regulated power for on-the-go projects.
The Solar Power Manager for 12V Lead-Acid Battery offers 5V 5A or 12V 8A output from up to 100W solar input – Ideal for IoT and portable projects.
This 6V 1A Flexible Solar Panel is ideal for building a solar charger for IoT projects, wireless network nodes, or to keep your phone charged while on the go!
Give your projects the power they need to get portable with the PiJuice 40 Watt Solar Panel, offering a whopping 35 Watts of clean, regulated power.
Give your projects true portability with the PiJuice 22 Watt Solar Panel, offering dual 5V/2A outputs for grid-free solar-powered applications.
The CMP12 12V/24V Solar Power Manager helps maintain 12V or 24V solar solutions, with a slew of protection features for peak performance.
This small but powerful Solar Panel offers up to 583mA at 6V, offering the ideal power solution for making your low-power electronics portable.
This 9V 220mA Solar Panel is a versatile, waterproof and oil resistant solar panel that is ideal for outdoor solar electronics projects!
This ultra-low power Solar Power Manager Micro V1 comes with a 2V 160mA solar panel to get you started on exciting solar-powered projects!