mixing strings of panels??

Wbuffetjr1Wbuffetjr1 Registered Users Posts: 92 ✭✭
I HAD 3 strings of Solar Word 345 watt panels.  One string is demolished.  I can longer buy the 345 watt panels , but can buy the Solar World 350s.  If I have 2 strings of 345s and 1 string of 350s will that be a problem? Classic 200 charge controller. 

Thanks for the input 


  • HorseflyHorsefly Registered Users Posts: 397 ✭✭✭✭
    Shouldn't be a problem at all. Looks like it is actually the identical panel, but has tested out to a slightly higher efficiency. Vmp on a string of two would be 0.6V higher, which is less than 1%. Go for it.
    Off-grid cabin: 6 x Canadian Solar CSK-280M PV panels, Schneider XW-MPPT60-150 Charge Controller, Schneider CSW4024 Inverter/Charger, Schneider SCP, 4 x Vmax XTR12-155 12V, 155AH batteries in a 2x2 24V 310AH bank.
  • EstragonEstragon Registered Users Posts: 4,484 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Even identical panels can vary a bit (eg part of an array gets a cooling breeze). If the frame still physically fits, it should be fine.
    Main daytime system ~4kw panels into 2xMNClassic150 370ah 48v bank 2xOutback 3548 inverter 120v + 240v autotransformer
    Night system ~1kw panels into 1xMNClassic150 700ah 12v bank morningstar 300w inverter
  • Wbuffetjr1Wbuffetjr1 Registered Users Posts: 92 ✭✭
    great! Thanks fellas!
  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,195 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Tough luck with that tree fault detector circuit.  Hope the fix is not too much of a pain.
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