The Phoenix was our first vehicle to utilize SunPower C60 monocrystalline silicon solar cells.  SunPower cells are much easier to work with due to their back-contact design. For the Phoenix we used 391 Bin J, 22.5%, efficient cells. (Module testing results)

Other Materials and EquipmentEdit

Maximum Power Point Trackers

SunPower C60 Solar Cells

Lamination Materials

Installation Materials

  • Wire - 14 or 16 guage
  • Electronics potting material
  • 3M VHB tape
  • Bypass diodes - SBR20U40CT

Array LayoutEdit


2013 Phoenix Array Layout