Re: Solar Panels Genssi VS Renogy
I bought two Renogy 100W panels for a shoreside application. They worked just fine, but when I was doing some bypass diode experiments I noticed that one of the panels had a problem. I removed the cover from the junction box and discovered that the midpoint connection from the two bypass diodes was *not* connected to the midpoint of the 36-cell string. The diodes were good, but the soldering to the panel hadn't made contact.
This didn't affect the operation of the panel when used by itself, but would be a problem in a series-connected design.
My two panels make up a very small sample size, but that's what I saw.
Paul Elliott, S/V VALIS - Pacific Seacraft 44 #16 - Friday Harbor, WA