Tough 55W Black – Flush Solar Panel

309.00 

THE BEST TOUGH FEATURES BUT WITH A DISCREET BLACK LOOK

• Double lifetime expectancy, skid-proof surface, dirt repellent, higher transparency.
• Flushed Connection (Protected Design). The new cable, is 30% flatter and 25% more copper, 2.1mm2 Pre Tinned. UV-protected 1,4mm thick and 1.5m in length.
• Shadow Optimized.
• 5-Year Warranty. * Terms Apply

Solar panels need a charge controller!
Did you know that MoonRay is made to improve charging compared to other charge controllers?

In stock (can be backordered)

SKU: T54x54FS-Black Categories: , , Tags: , , , , , ,

BLACK DESIGN PANEL

FLAT FLUSH CABLE

UV-Proof & Antislip

SHADOW OPTIMIZED

5 Year Warranty

THE BEST TOUGH FEATURES WITH A DISCREET BLACK LOOK

The SUNBEAMsystem Tough Black series has been designed to look both inconspicuous and elegant at the same time. Developed with the intention to integrate perfectly in the looks of both modern yachts and historical ships. Best suited for applications that put an emphasis on aesthetics: Tough Black pleases both the eye as well as your battery level.

With their dark appearance, the Tough Black panels will blend in on any even colored background. Whether this background is pure white or a classic brown: nobody will suspect there’s a solar panel hidden behind the all-black surface. For a truly seamless surface integration, you can use the Tough Black Hole filler. An identical material without any cells that can be cut to size to fill up any irregular shapes surrounding the panels.

The Tough Black series provides you with the same advantages as the normal Tough series but offers two additional models: the 55W Long Flush and the 114W Flush. For installation, we advise black flexible glue like Sikaflex 295.

Inside the Tough solar panel 

The name “Tough” in our solar panels represents their exceptional durability and longevity, as well as their enhanced energy output, thanks to the numerous innovative components that make up the panel. 

A – ENHANCED OUTER PROTECTION LAYER

  • Industry-leading UV durability

B – PREMIUM SUNPOWER® CELLS

  • With each product level elevation, four aspects are augmented
  • See the comparison table down the page

C – Internal electrical circuits

  • Durable design with surge-resistant backup paths and cables, outperforming competitors

D – Shock-absorbing layer

  • Soft top, rigid bottom for shock absorption

E – Ultra-Slim, Lightweight Hardened Stiffener

  • Addresses solar curve & attachment-induced material fatigue
    Prevents heat-related reshaping, zigzagging, & associated microfractures
    Improves adaptability to surface irregularities

Inside the Tough solar panel 

The name “Tough” in our solar panels represents their exceptional durability and longevity, as well as their enhanced energy output, thanks to the numerous innovative components that make up the panel. 

A – ENHANCED OUTER PROTECTION LAYER

  • Industry-leading UV durability

B – PREMIUM SUNPOWER® CELLS

  • With each product level elevation, four aspects are augmented
  • See the comparison table down the page

C – Internal electrical circuits

  • Durable design with surge-resistant backup paths and cables, outperforming competitors

D – Shock-absorbing layer

  • Soft top, rigid bottom for shock absorption

E – Ultra-Slim, Lightweight Hardened Stiffener

  • Addresses solar curve & attachment-induced material fatigue
    Prevents heat-related reshaping, zigzagging, & associated microfractures
    Improves adaptability to surface irregularities

5th Generation Junction for Superior Flush Results

The result of a decade of pioneering, our protected design offers two cable routing options: outside the panel or through the hull. 

F – SILICONE PROTECTION

5th Generation Junction for Superior Flush Advantages:

  • Up to 6% output increase thanks to the layout and direct string connection
  • Improves aesthetics
  • Prevents intrusion and pressure on the panel
  • Resists breakage from stepping
  • Tackles heat-induced reshaping and zigzagging

G – Flat Flush Cable

Our unique, in-house developed cable provides these advantages:

  • Flexible: Surface-run or run internally (double folded)
  • UV-protected, pre-tinned for marine durability
  • Slim cable with a thick, low-loss core

5th Generation Junction for Superior Flush Results

The result of a decade of pioneering, our protected design offers two cable routing options: outside the panel or through the hull. 

F – SILICONE PROTECTION

5th Generation Junction for Superior Flush Advantages:

  • Up to 6% output increase thanks to the layout and direct string connection
  • Improves aesthetics
  • Prevents intrusion and pressure on the panel
  • Resists breakage from stepping
  • Tackles heat-induced reshaping and zigzagging

G – Flat Flush Cable

Our unique, in-house developed cable provides these advantages:

  • Flexible: Surface-run or run internally (double folded)
  • UV-protected, pre-tinned for marine durability
  • Slim cable with a thick, low-loss core

With each product level elevation, four improvement aspects of solar cells are augmented:

 

– Longevity – Improved durability in various challenging conditions, especially in partially shaded environments, leading to a longer lifespan.

– Shadow optimized boost – High-end cells reduce heat and power loss during partial shading, further enhancing the unique Shadow Optimizing™ technology, providing an even higher power boost.

– Efficiency – The higher the efficiency, the greater your output on the same surface area under all conditions.

– Aesthetics – Deep Black, Even Colored Cells on the High-Performance Solar Cells.

With each product level elevation, four improvement aspects of solar cells are augmented:

– Longevity – Improved durability in various challenging conditions, especially in partially shaded environments, leading to a longer lifespan.

– Shadow optimized boost – High-end cells reduce heat and power loss during partial shading, further enhancing the unique Shadow Optimizing™ technology, providing an even higher power boost.

– Efficiency – The higher the efficiency, the greater your output on the same surface area under all conditions.

– Aesthetics – Deep Black, Even Colored Cells on the High-Performance Solar Cells.

Compare your product

Check all the best features on the SUNBEAMsystem solar panels compared to the main competitors on the market.

Slide to the right to navigate through all the products. You can click on the table and use your keyboard arrow keys too.

 
 
Product Info

Tough 55W Black - Flush Solar Panel

Tough 55W - Flush Solar Panel

Tough+ 58W - Flush Solar Panel

Tough 111W Black - Flush Solar Panel

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 309.00  309.00  389.00  529.00  - - - - - - - -
Usage Area - - - - Yatch Deck, Canvas / Bimini, Camping, Motorhome Roof & Side, Temporary Yatch Deck, Canvas / Bimini, Camping, Motorhome Roof & Side, Temporary - - - - - -
Cell Protection ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★★ ☆☆☆☆☆
Delamination Protection ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
Black Gap Aesthetic Filler Compatibility Tough Black Hole* - - Tough Black Hole* - - - - - - - -
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 Adhesive Adhesive, Screws (not prefered and fit for some cases) 3M double side bonding included, Adhesive Adhesive, Screws (not prefered and fit for some cases) ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———–
Surface Integration ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ Not Applicable Not Applicable ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
Flush Cable* 2021 Edition 2021 Edition 2021 Edition 2021 Edition
Fitting on Uneven Surface (Surface Patterns >1mm) ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★✬☆☆ ★★✬☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ Not Applicable Not Applicable ★★✬☆☆ ★★★★☆ ☆☆☆☆☆
Price309.00 309.00 389.00 529.00 
  Add to cart Add to cart Add to cart Add to cart Read more Read more Read more Read more Read more Read more Read more Read more

*Protected design SUNBEAMsystem

TECHNICAL OVERVIEW

Tough 55W Black – Flush
P55W
Wp55.4W
Ptol±3%
Max System Voltage30V
Max System Voltage
with bypass diode*
65V
Voc21.76V
Isc3.16A
Vmp19.50V
Imp2.82A
Sunpower Cells>22.5%
Shadow OptimizedYes
Width54 cm
Length54 cm
Weight1.2 kg
Cable Length1.5m Flush
Holes4 x 6mm
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.
Learn more.
Article#PWpPtolMax System VoltageMax System Voltage
with bypass diode*
VocIscVmpImpSunpower Cells
T54x54FS-Black55W55.4W±3%30V65V21.76V3.16A19.5V2.82A>22.5%
T106x27FS-Black55W55.4W±3%30V65V21.76V3.16A19.5V2.82A>22.5%
T78x54FS-black78W78.4W±3%30V65V23.12V4.48A19.72V3.98A>22.5%
T79x74FS-Black114W114.3W±3%30V65V22.44V6.52A19.14V6.16A>22.5%
T106x54FS-Black111W110.8W±3%30V65V21.76V6.32A18.56V5.97A>22.5%
Article#Shadow OptimizedWidthLengthWeightCable Length3M filmHoles
T54x54FS-BlackYes54 cm54 cm1.2 kg1.5m FlushNo4 x 6mm
T106x27FS-BlackYes27710601.2 kg1.5m FlushNoNo
T78x54FS-blackYes5407781.9 kg1.5m FlushNo4 x 6mm
T79x74FS-BlackYes7407852.6 kg1.5m FlushNoNo
T106x54FS-BlackYes54010602.6 kg1.5m FlushNo6 x 6mm
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.
Learn more.

Additional information

Weight1.2 kg
Dimensions57.5 × 56.5 × 3 cm

You may also like…