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Eco-Worthy 100W Solar Panel
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Eco-Worthy produces a quality solar panel that is supported by responsive customer service and a good guarantee. If you are looking for a dependable solar panel that performs consistently and is well priced, take a look at this article on Eco-Worthy solar panels.

This article takes you through the panel features and provides positive feedback from the article’s original author (Ade S.). Ade used Eco-Worthy panels in his first solar installation.


Eco-Worthy Solar Panel

Eco-Worthy has been producing solar panels since 2002. They offer good, consistent solar panels for RVs, Boats, and small off-grid homes at a good price point and with service and guarantees to support your purchase.

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Pros

  • Price
  • Weight
  • Customer Service

Cons

  • Packing
  • Pre-drilled holes

Eco-Worthy Solar Panel Specifications

  • Rated Power: 100W
  • Open Circuit Voltage (Voc): 21.6V
  • Short Circuit Current (Isc): 6.13A
  • Working Current (Iop): 5.78A
  • Output Tolerance: ±3%
  • Temperature Range: -40℃ to +80℃
  • Size: 1010*510*35mm (39.8*20.1*1.4inch)
  • Weight: 8.6kg (18.96lb)

Eco-Worthy Solar Panel Competitors

There are quite a few competitors. I’ve listed those that provide a similar panel and a comparison chart with basic specifications.

HQST 100 Watt 12V Monocrystalline Solar Panel with Solar...
DOKIO 100 Watt 18 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel High...
Rated Power
100W
100W
Open Circuit Voltage (Voc)
24.6V
22.5V
Short Circuit Current (Isc)
5.28A
5.81A
Optimal Operating Current
4.85A
5.56A
Size
40.12 x 1.18 x 20.04 inches
46.26 x 21.06 x 0.98 inches
Weight
16.76 pounds
15.5 pounds
Price
$87.99
Price not available
HQST 100 Watt 12V Monocrystalline Solar Panel with Solar...
Rated Power
100W
Open Circuit Voltage (Voc)
24.6V
Short Circuit Current (Isc)
5.28A
Optimal Operating Current
4.85A
Size
40.12 x 1.18 x 20.04 inches
Weight
16.76 pounds
Price
$87.99
DOKIO 100 Watt 18 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel High...
Rated Power
100W
Open Circuit Voltage (Voc)
22.5V
Short Circuit Current (Isc)
5.81A
Optimal Operating Current
5.56A
Size
46.26 x 21.06 x 0.98 inches
Weight
15.5 pounds
Price
Price not available

Eco-Worthy Solar Panel Materials & Construction

Frame

Eco-Worthy panels are made from corrosion-resistant Aluminum alloys.

The frame is approximately 35mm thick and contains pre-drilled holes for installation and mounting.

One of the complaints you sometimes hear about the Eco-Worthy panels is the limited number of predrilled holes provided for mounting.

You can drill your own holes, but it is easier if they are provided.

The frames are designed to withstand extreme conditions.

  • High winds of up to 2400 PA – approximately 50 pounds per square foot.
  • Snow loads of up to 5400 PA – approximately 112 pounds per square foot

These ratings have become a standard for most solar panel manufacturers.

Junction Box

The panel contains an IP65 junction box designed to keep out water and dust. Although you can’t submerge the box, this works fine in any type of rain condition.

By-pass diodes are mounted in the box, intending to optimize the panel’s efficiency in lower light or shady environments.

Output Cables

There are two 12-AWG, 35-inch output cables included.

These are not long cables, and you will probably need to run additional extension cables if mounting your panels.

GuageAmpsUse
3/0 Guage200 AmpsService Entrance
1/0 Guage150 AmpsService Entrance & Feeder Wire
3 Guage100 AmpsService Entrance & Feeder Wire
6 Guage55 Amps Feeder & Large Appliance Wire
8 Guage40 AmpsFeeder & Large Appliance Wire
10 Guage 30 AmpsDryers, Appliances & AC
12 Guage 20 AmpsAppliance, Laundry & Bathroom
14 Guage 15 AmpsGeneral lighting & Receptacle

Connectors

The panels come with two male-female connectors.

The connectors don’t easily come apart, so you may want to consider an MC4 tool. This will also come in handy as you expand your system and move around your panels.

Connector Specifications

  • Rated Current: 30A
  • Maximum Voltage: 1000V DC
  • Maximum AWG Size Range: 10AWG
  • IP Rating: IP67

Panel Glass

The solar panel glass uses 3.2mm low iron tempered glass and Grade A monocrystalline cells.

Like the frame, the glass is designed to withstand extreme conditions.

During shipping, the glass may become damaged. This is a common complaint involving the shipment of any glass panels.

Check your panels immediately upon receipt so you can report any issues within the warranty period.

Eco-Worthy Solar Panel Performance

Performance is where Eco-Worthy panels receive good feedback.

At the time of this article, Eco-Worthy solar panels received an average of 4.5/5 stars, with 87% of consumers providing 4 and 5-star reviews.

The output of these panels consistently meets the amp/voltage ratings provided by the manufacturers.

The original author of this website (Ade) used Eco-Worthy panels and states ” The panel delivers rated power consistently, even when the sunlight is not intense. Furthermore, the solar panel continues to deliver some power even in less than ideal situations like shade or clouds.

Guarantee & Return Policy

Eco-Worthy provides a “14 Days DOA Product Guarantee.” Make sure you get a Return Authorization Number within 14 days of receiving the product.

If the panel is broken, different, or not working, then you can return them for a full refund (shipping is reimbursed) or a replacement panel.

Make sure you check the panel as soon as you receive it.

30 Days No Reason Return

Eco-Worthy also offers a “No Reason Return” where you get a PARTIAL return, but it has a few conditions.

  • The panel must be in brand new condition
  • You will pay shipping fees
  • Any product modifications void the warranty
  • Specific information and warranty policy to follow (warranty process)

Eco-Worthy Solar Panel Warranty

Warranties are a funny thing. Some manufacturers take pride in their ability to stand behind their products, while others hide it in the small print if they show it at all.

Eco-Worthy does a little of both, which is surprising. It appears to be a good warranty.

I could not find any information on their website about the solar panel’s warranty, but Amazon has information.

  • Power: 5 year/95% efficiency rate
  • 10 year/90% efficiency rate
  • 25-year/80% efficiency rate

You may want to have them send you the warranty documentation since it is not clearly stated on their website.

Eco-Worthy Customer Service

Service is a category where Eco-Worthy differs from many of its competitors.

Eco-Worthy receives good feedback from customers on their responsiveness, and they provide multiple methods of communication on their website.

  • Phone Number
  • E-mail
  • Contact Form
  • Chat

Eco-Worthy Solar Panel Reminders

There are a few final considerations before making your purpose.

  • These panels will provide about 80% of the maximum power rating, even in ideal situations. This is based on conditions like “peak sunlight,” weather, shade, and season.
  • A 100-Watt Eco-Worthy solar panel can be used when charging a 12-volt battery. You will need to connect the panels in a series for 24-volt and 48-volt systems.
  • You will need extension cables, z-brackets, fuses, etc., for a full installation, so you may want to lay out a plan first.
  • Read the Warranty and Guarantee guidelines closely when you receive your panels.

Final Thoughts

Eco-Worthy provides a good solar panel at a reasonable price. They also provide good service and a solid warranty, with guarantees to back up their products.

At the time of this article, you can’t purchase the 100W solar panel on Amazon, but you can purchase the popular 195W solar panel and many of their other products.

You should check both sites before purchasing.

Currently, the 195W panel at Eco-Worthy’s site with the 5% discount will cost you $179. It is $192 on Amazon. So you will pay about 7% less with Eco-Worthy.

BUT – don’t forget shipping. Eco-Worthy does not calculate shipping until you reach the payment step, and if you are in no hurry to receive the panels, then Amazon shipping is free.

Additional Eco-Worthy Solar Panel Products

Eco-Worthy has a solid line of panel products which I have listed below.

Eco-Worthy is also providing an additional 5% off on the products below with code SKH01.

  
195W 12V Monocrystalline Solar PanelSHOP HERE
120W 12V Foldable Solar Panel Suitcase with 20A Charge ControllerSHOP HERE
60W 12V Foldable Solar Panel Suitcase with 20A Charge ControllerSHOP HERE
130W 12V Flexible Mono Solar PanelSHOP HERE
5W 10W Portable Solar Trickle Charger for 12V Batteries SHOP HERE
10W 12V Polycrystalline Solar Panel Trickle Charger KitSHOP HERE
25W 12V Polycrystalline Solar Panel Trickle Charger KitSHOP HERE
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11 thoughts on “Eco-Worthy Solar Panel Review | SolarKnowHow”

  1. It would be major helpful if you sent instructions on the installation of the panels with wind generator. wiring is very important and guess work is acceptable. maybe you could oblige. I have paid over $1200. for my system, have’nt got all of it yet, some unknown reason but when I do get it all, it would be super to be sure I put it together the correct way do you not think? regards.

  2. Hi,

    I read your article and it provides very little technical detail of your power testing of this panel, the most important aspect of a solar panel, yet you state ‘It delivers the rated power consistently and even when the sunlight is not intense, it continues to deliver some power’.

    One can only assume this is actually an internet marketing site rather than a real review.

    1. Hi Freeman,
      My test is from my personal use of the panels. When I used them I was able to get 98 – 100 Watts from time to time. I did not get the full 100 watts all day. Most times it was about 78 – 90 watts. I have been able to get this range for the last 5 years.

  3. Hi Dems,
    I’d like to know what sort of battery I need for my 12V 150W mono solar panel. Aside from it being 12V are there any other specific requirements regarding the battery?
    Thanks,
    Las & Trix

    1. Sorry for the late response Las.
      Yes. You need to know the rating in (AH). 100AH, 200AH – This tells you how long the battery would last after it has been fully charged.
      You also need to make sure is that its deep-cycle and it fits your space.

  4. I have the small EcoWorthy Solar charger for a dashboard. I was using it to keep my lawnmower battery charged, but it wasn’t doing the job. I just put my voltmeter on the connectors and found that the polarity is reversed. If I put it on red to red and black to black it reads -20V in the bright sun. I switched the voltmeter and it reads +20V. How did the polarity get reversed??

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