Renewit Solar Home Power Station- RNT022 model
A 10 W Solar Home System with a solar panel, a battery that powers a flashlight, mobile phones, smartphones and the FM radio included in the kit.
Distributed by Renewit Solar Solutions, the RNT022 model Home Power Station provides home lighting through an energy system composed of a 10 W solar panel, a Lithium-Ion battery, three-lumen lamps and a rechargeable flashlight. The system features a rechargeable AM/FM radio. It can power the multiple lamps (3 LED lights) with up to 320 lumens in total and the flashlight with over 24 lumens in high brightness and 8 lumens in low-brightness setting for over 2600 hours per solar charging day with main lamps and flashlight on high and 2900 hours/solar-day with just main lamps on high. It has an integrated USB ports that enable universal charging of mobile phones, smartphones the FM radio included in the kit. Pay-As-You-Go functionality is available. Two other larger home power stations available with 60 W and 100 W.
Renewit operation and production head office is located in Hong Kong, China.
Developing communities worldwide, projects disseminated in the Middle East, Africa, Malaysia and China.
Renewit in collaboration with Solar distributors, Telecom Providers, Government agencies, financial institutions and international humanitarian groups.
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Mass customization in the Renewit operation and production center in Hong Kong, China.
Users can obtain it directly from the manufacturer or from Renewit distributors in the field.
There is no information about this specific product, however, Renewit has shipped and manufactured over 1 million solar lanterns to date to various markets in the Middle East and Africa. Furthermore, Renewit has conducted various solar street lighting projects in Asia fitting out new highways and road systems in Malaysia and China.
Number and type of power outputs
Number and type of light points
Manufacturer-specified lumen-hours per solar day
Peak power rating of the solar panel in standardized sunlight conditions, provided by the manufacturer
Manufacturer-specified battery capacity
Manufacturer-specified battery voltage
Type of battery used
Can the user easily replace the battery if needed?
Can this system be monitored remotely?
Type of user payment structure
Does this system require mobile connectivity (either for payments or to function)?
Design specifications include the solar panel, battery, three LED solar lamps, the flashlight and FM radio. The solar module is a polycrystalline silicon panel with 10 Wp of maximum power point. The battery is Lithium-Ion type with 3,7 V of nominal voltage and 8600 mAh capacity. The flashlight has a Lithium-Iron-Phosphate battery with 3,7 V nominal voltage and 550 mAh capacity. The system’s main battery has 3 DC Jacks charge outputs and a USB port. It features a red LED light for monitoring system’s charging and 4 green LED lights as battery indicators. Renewit lamps are LED type with high and low brightness settings: 320 lumens in total for the 3 LED lights in high brightness and flashlight with high and low light outputs: 24 lumens/8 lumens.
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The product has a 1-year warranty covering manufacturing defects, however, according to Lightning Global the battery is easily replaceable with common tools.
Renewit is specialized in the design and manufacturing of solar products (Solar Lightning, Home System and Commercial Solutions) that aim to bring energy lightning in regions lacking electricity in a safe, environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The company has actively taken part in the Lighting Global Quality Assurance Programme, and as a result, all Renewit products meet the quality standards set by Lightning Global.
A Solar Home System composed of a 10 Wp maximum power polycrystalline silicon panel and 3,7 V and 8600 mAh capacity lithium-ion battery connected to 3 LED-light points and the flashlight has the following running hours after a typical day of solar charging (5 kWh/m2/day): when used with main lamps and flashlight on high-brightness setting, the 3 LED lights of 320 lumens in total are powered for 7,7 hours and the flashlight of 24 lumens for 7,2 hours, resulting in a total lightning service of 2600 lumen-hours/solar-day. In reference to lumen maintenance, 100% of the original output remains after 2,000 hours of run time.
Complete vetted performance in the Lightning Global assessment here.
The Solar Home power is a plug and play device, however, electrical installation and control guidelines provided by Renewit must be followed to avoid electrical shocks.
Renewit also commercializes two larger Home Power Systems with 60 W and 100 W that can power lighting, radios, TV and Fridges, along with a variety of phone chargers, Solar LED lights and lanterns, large KW systems and Solar kiosk retail solutions, and much more.
There is no academic research on this specific product, however, Chaurey, A. and Kandapal, T.C. give a review on solar home systems for rural electrification:
Chaurey, A., Kandapal, T.C., A techno-economic comparison of rural electrification based on solar home systems and PV microgrids. Energy Policy. Volume 38, Issue 6, Pages 3118-3129. June 2010.
Lightning Global verified the Solar Home System Kit Quality Standards in the Shenzhen Academy of Metrology and Quality Inspection in China in the following aspects: lumen maintenance, overall durability and workmanship, battery replaceability and appropriate protection circuit.
Results can be seen here.
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