Tough+ Carbon 116W

849.00 

• Unique Sustainability: Converts canvas tops into efficient solar power sources.
• Advanced Technology: Microprocessors enable safe serial and parallel setups,
enhanced by Shadow Optimized – IQ.
• Seamless Integration: Soft, transparent edges for a harmonious transition to any
colored top.

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CARBON FIBER REINFORCED

SPRAYHOOD & BIMINI

QUICK FIX MOUNTING

SHADOW OPTIMIZED

5 YEAR WARRANTY

LONG LIFE SOLAR PANEL FOR CANVAS & BIMINI

The Carbon panels offer the only sustainable solution to use your canvas bimini top as a power generator.

The Tough+ Carbon Series elevates advanced solar panel technology, adeptly converting your sprayhood and bimini into an effective solar power source. This year, we’ve enhanced the design by upgrading to a carbon sandwich composite for the stiffener, achieving unprecedented stiffness alongside a low weight, required to not weigh down the cloth. Furthermore, the integration of microprocessors enables a safe use of serial setups as well as parallel. We’ve named this innovation: Shadow Optimized – IQ.

These panels are crafted to balance rigidity with lightweight construction, ensuring they don’t burden the fabric. The inclusion of soft, transparent edges plays a crucial role, both in safeguarding the material from wear and in facilitating a seamless color transition from any colored top to the panel’s sleek, uniform black surface. This design merges practicality with aesthetic appeal, creating a harmonious visual effect.

The 5 Dimensional Solar Panel

SUNBEAMsystem’s Tough series sets the standard for durability and longevity in solar panel technology. Our unique five-dimensional approach results in exceptional build quality, where each aspect works together to boost overall performance

  1.  Enhanced Outer Protection Layer
    Our proprietary layer offers unmatched UV resistance and transparency, surpassing other types of ‘premium’ surfaces
  2. Premium Sunpower Cells
    These high-end cells provide superior efficiency (more Watts/m2), wider light spectrum capture, longer lifespan, and a deeper black color.
  3.  Advanced Conduits & Durability Core
    Robust internal conduits within multiple protective layers ensure lasting performance.
  4. Shock Absorbing Layer
    All solar cells and wiring are embedded in a distinct shock-absorbing material, enhancing their longevity.
  5. Sandwich Carbon Composite Stiffener Layer
    A lightweight, high-tech core that optimally maintains structural integrity, offering near-metal properties without the delamination risk of combining metal with plastics. Protecting the solar panels without burden the cloth

The 5 Dimensional Solar Panel

SUNBEAMsystem’s Tough series sets the standard for durability and longevity in solar panel technology. Our unique five-dimensional approach results in exceptional build quality, where each aspect works together to boost overall performance

  1.  Enhanced Outer Protection Layer
    Our proprietary layer offers unmatched UV resistance and transparency, surpassing other types of ‘premium’ surfaces
  2. Premium Sunpower Cells
    These high-end cells provide superior efficiency (more Watts/m2), wider light spectrum capture, longer lifespan, and a deeper black color.
  3.  Advanced Conduits & Durability Core
    Robust internal conduits within multiple protective layers ensure lasting performance.
  4. Shock Absorbing Layer
    All solar cells and wiring are embedded in a distinct shock-absorbing material, enhancing their longevity.
  5. Sandwich Carbon Composite Stiffener Layer
    A lightweight, high-tech core that optimally maintains structural integrity, offering near-metal properties without the delamination risk of combining metal with plastics. Protecting the solar panels without burden the cloth

Slim Junction With Microprocessor

The upgraded Slim Junction Box offers sleek, stealthy cable management along with waterproof MC4 connectors, enhanced by a built in Shadow Optimization – IQ Microprocessor.

● Stealthy & Sleek Cable Routing
● Versatility by Microprocessors

Unlike traditional systems that rely on fragile and inefficient diodes, this system is designed for seamless adaptation, supporting both parallel and serial configurations with less of the usual power losses and decreased lifespan when using the serial setup. Whether your setup requires a serial connection for your specialized charge controller or a parallel configuration to maximize energy production over time on a yacht, the Shadow Optimized – IQ, guarantees improved performance and durability, establishing it as the preferable option, especially when the choice of charge controller dictates a serial setup. In environments rich with shadows, such as on a vessel, a parallel setup is favored to optimize energy production over time. To facilitate this, consider choosing a Boost charge controller.

Slim Junction With Microprocessor

The upgraded Slim Junction Box offers sleek, stealthy cable management along with waterproof MC4 connectors, enhanced by a built in Shadow Optimization – IQ Microprocessor.

● Stealthy & Sleek Cable Routing
● Versatility by Microprocessors

Unlike traditional systems that rely on fragile and inefficient diodes, this system is designed for seamless adaptation, supporting both parallel and serial configurations with less of the usual power losses and decreased lifespan when using the serial setup. Whether your setup requires a serial connection for your specialized charge controller or a parallel configuration to maximize energy production over time on a yacht, the Shadow Optimized – IQ, guarantees improved performance and durability, establishing it as the preferable option, especially when the choice of charge controller dictates a serial setup. In environments rich with shadows, such as on a vessel, a parallel setup is favored to optimize energy production over time. To facilitate this, consider choosing a Boost charge controller.

Series & Cell Comparison

Our partnership with Sunpower grants us special access to the highest grade, state-of-the-art solar cells, enhancing our panels’ craftsmanship. Despite prevailing assumptions, not all Sunpower cells are alike; lower-cost options will not match performance of premium cells. This distinction is crucial, as high-quality cells elevate our superior craftsmanship. Below are essential performance criteria for comparison:

● Longevity: This measures the panel’s durability under various conditions, particularly in partially shaded environments. High-quality cells (more expensive) are less sensitive, leading to an extended lifespan.

● Shadow-Optimized Boost: Premium cells minimize heat and power loss when partially shaded, enhancing our Shadow Optimizing technology for an even greater power boost.

● Efficiency: Efficiency is directly proportional to output; higher efficiency means more power generated from the same surface area under all conditions.

● Aesthetics: The appearance of the cells, with high-performance cells displaying a deep, uniform black color, is especially important for black panels.

Series & Cell Comparison

Our partnership with Sunpower grants us special access to the highest grade, state-of-the-art solar cells, enhancing our panels’ craftsmanship. Despite prevailing assumptions, not all Sunpower cells are alike; lower-cost options will not match performance of premium cells. This distinction is crucial, as high-quality cells elevate our superior craftsmanship. Below are essential performance criteria for comparison:

● Longevity: This measures the panel’s durability under various conditions, particularly in partially shaded environments. High-quality cells (more expensive) are less sensitive, leading to an extended lifespan.

● Shadow-Optimized Boost: Premium cells minimize heat and power loss when partially shaded, enhancing our Shadow Optimizing technology for an even greater power boost.

● Efficiency: Efficiency is directly proportional to output; higher efficiency means more power generated from the same surface area under all conditions.

● Aesthetics: The appearance of the cells, with high-performance cells displaying a deep, uniform black color, is especially important for black panels.

Shadow Optimization

All SUNBEAMsystem panels with the Shadow Optimized label feature our unique shadow optimization technology. Due to a clever division and interconnection of solar cells they become more resilient to situations where partial shading is prevalent. This approach creates more individual cell groups on the same surface improving the output when partially shaded, allowing for an even higher daily production.

Shadow Optimization

All SUNBEAMsystem panels with the Shadow Optimized label feature our unique shadow optimization technology. Due to a clever division and interconnection of solar cells they become more resilient to situations where partial shading is prevalent. This approach creates more individual cell groups on the same surface improving the output when partially shaded, allowing for an even higher daily production.

QUICK FIX SYSTEM

The Quick Fix system allows for quick and easy mounting, using stainless steel LOXX buttons and waterproof MC4 connectors.

Tough Carbon can be fitted either with the Quick Fix buttons intended for Canvas or the Carbon Velcro Batten which will attach to the Carbon panel with the existing buttons and then to the canvas by the included Velcro which is sewn onto the underlying canvas.

CARBON VELCRO BATTEN

For use of the Tough+ Carbon model in heavy wind or on fast-moving vessels, we recommend the Carbon Velcro Batten. These will even out the forces on the underlying canvas using velcro strips.

BALL BUTTONS – 6 PIECES

Allows a quick and easy mounting on canvas, using stainless steel LOXX buttons. Mounting tool included.

CARBON VELCRO BATTEN

For use of the Tough+ Carbon model in heavy wind or on fast-moving vessels, we recommend the Carbon Velcro Batten. These will even out the forces on the underlying canvas using velcro strips.

BALL BUTTONS – 6 PIECES

Allows a quick and easy mounting on canvas, using stainless steel LOXX buttons. Mounting tool included.

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Product Info

Tough+ Carbon 116W Solar Panel

Tough 111W - Junction Box Solar Panel

Tough+ 116W - Flush Solar Panel

Tough 124.5W Fold

Big brand inhouse-made "flexible" solar panel.

Major brand expensive version, incorporating medium sunpower cells

So-called "flexible" solar panels

Not so common rigid glass panel with sunpowercells.

Cheap rigid glass solar panel with oldstyle cells

Major brand cheaper solar panel

Old style semi-thin solarpanel with metal backplate

So-called "flexible" with ETFE surface solar panels.

Price 835.00  520.00  678.00  491.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00 
Usage Area - - - Camping, Portable, Temporary Camping, Canvas / Bimini, Motorhome Roof & Side, Temporary, Yatch Deck Camping, Canvas / Bimini, Motorhome Roof & Side, Temporary, Yatch Deck Camping, Canvas / Bimini, Motorhome Roof & Side, Temporary, Yatch Deck Camping, Canvas / Bimini, Temporary Camping, Canvas / Bimini, Temporary Camping, Canvas / Bimini, Motorhome Roof & Side, Temporary, Yatch Deck Camping, Canvas / Bimini, Motorhome Roof & Side, Temporary, Yatch Deck Camping, Canvas / Bimini, Motorhome Roof & Side, Temporary, Yatch Deck
Cell Protection ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★★ ☆☆☆☆☆
Delamination Protection ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
UV Durability ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★★★★+ ★★★★★ ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★☆
Cell Efficiency (Watt / Area) ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
Power Output in Real-Life Conditions ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★★☆
Shadow Optimization*
Cell behavior during partial shadowing ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
Internal Electrical Design ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★★★☆ ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
Heat Power Degradation Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Low High Low Very High High High Medium
Fitting Options QuickFix, Velcro Battens Adhesive, Screws (not prefered and fit for some cases) 3M double side bonding included, Adhesive Not Permanent ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———–
Surface Integration - ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★★ - ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ Not Applicable Not Applicable ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
Flush Cable* 2021 Edition -
Fitting on Uneven Surface (Surface Patterns >1mm) - ★★★★★ ★★★★★ - ★★✬☆☆ ★★✬☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ Not Applicable Not Applicable ★★✬☆☆ ★★★★☆ ☆☆☆☆☆
Durability when fitted on a cloth ★★★★★ ★★☆☆☆ - - ★☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ Not Applicable Not Applicable ★☆☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆
Weight / Stiffness Ratio ★★★★★ ★★★☆☆ - - ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ Not Applicable Not Applicable ★☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆
Hidden Cable Connector* - -
Carbon Fiber Interior* - -
Soft Edges for Cloth Protection - -
Watt / Stored Size Ratio ★★★★★ ★☆☆☆☆ - ★★★★★ Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Watt / Weight Ratio ★★★★★ ★★★★★ - ★★★★★ Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Easy Pack & Portability ★★★★★ ★☆☆☆☆ - ★★★★★ Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Waterproofness ★★★★★ ★★★★★ - ★★★★★ Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Sleek and Powerful Cable Connectors* - -
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TECHNICAL OVERVIEW

Tough+ Carbon 116W
P116W
Wp116.1W
Ptol±3%
Max System Voltage45V
Max System Voltage
with bypass diode*
80V
Voc23.07V
Isc6.15A
Vmp19.87V
Imp5.84A
Sunpower Cells23.7%
Shadow OptimizedYes
Width55.4 cm
Length107.8 cm
Weight2.9 kg
Cable Length
2 x 0,7m Junction Box
Holes6 x LOXX
VOC: Open Circuit Voltage   |   ISC: Short Circuit Current   |   VMP: Maximum Power Voltage   |   IMP: Maximum Power Current
* Requires a by-pass diode, provided by SUNBEAMsystem. However, serial connections are not recommended due to lower production and a shorter life expectancy.
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Article#PPtolPtolMax System VoltageMax System Voltage
with bypass diode*
VocIscVmpImpSunpower Cells
TC56x55QF55W55.4W±3%45V80V25.11V3.16A19.50V2.82A23.7%
TPC79x55QF82W82.3W±3%45V80V24.52V4.36A21.12V3.90A23.7%
TPC107x55QF2116W116.1W±3%45V80V23.07V6.15A19.87V5.84A23.7%
Article#Shadow OptimizedWidthLengthWeightCable Length3M filmHoles
TC56x55QFYes55.4 cm56.3 cm1.5 kg2 x 0,7m Junction BoxNo4 x LOXX
TPC79x55QFYes55.4 cm79.6 cm2.1 kg2 x 0,7m Junction BoxNo6 x LOXX
TPC107x55QF2Yes55.4 cm107.8 cm2.9 kg2 x 0,7m Junction BoxNo6 x LOXX
VOC: Open Circuit Voltage   |   ISC: Short Circuit Current   |   VMP: Maximum Power Voltage   |   IMP: Maximum Power Current
* Requires a by-pass diode, provided by sunbeamsystem. However, serial connections are not recommended due to lower production and a shorter life expectancy.
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Additional information

Weight3.08 kg
Dimensions111 × 58.5 × 3 cm