Tough+Black Series

Black Design Panel

FLUSHED CONNECTION (PROTECTED DESIGN)

UV-Proof & Antislip

3M Mounting

5 Year Warranty*

High-Efficiency Cells

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BALTIC 68 CAFÉ RACER From Baltic Yachts

Designed to deliver electrifying performance in more ways than one, the BALTIC 68 Cafe Racer is a groundbreaking yacht built to leave a mark on its spectator but not the environment. Her ‘un-plug and go’ electric propulsion and generation system is extremely eco-friendly and she’s finished to a luxurious standard both on deck and below.

This Baltic 68 Café Racer’s e-credentials include 12 TOUGH+BLACK solar panels mounted on the roof of the cabin. These power the air conditioning and ensure that the battery bank stays fully charged. The black panels blend into the superstructure perfectly, complemented with a series of cut-to-size TOUGH+ BLACK HOLE Gap Filler panels to complete the aesthetic lines of the design.

This is a yacht which tackles today’s challenges of sustainability and low carbon targets head on – she’s fun and easy to handle, offering a genuinely rewarding sailing experience.

Henry HawkinsEVP Baltic Yachts

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

Featuring exceptional UV-durability, surpassing the MAXA range and other high-end industry standard panels. 

B - Premium SUNPOWER® Cells

• SUNPOWER cells provide the foundation for exceptional performance, but by selecting even higher-grade cells than the standard SUNPOWER cells, we consistently achieve top results in independent tests. The difference in refinement levels among these cells is quite significant. While the cells used in MAXA and other high-end industry standard solar panels with standard SUNPOWER cells are good enough, upgrading to higher-grade cells offers improvements in each step up in the product range. 

• See the comparison table down the page.

C - Internal Electrical Circuits

Engineered for exceptional durability and high outputs, our solar panels feature backup pathways and heavy-duty cabling designed to withstand power surges and temperature fluctuations. This unique design is not found in other solar panels on the market. 

D - Shock Absorbing Layer

• Combines a soft top layer with a rigid bottom, effectively dampening shocks from above. Proper installation can even absorb the energy from a hammer dropped from a height. 

E - Ultra-Slim, Lightweight Stiffener Layer

 Our superior stiffening method surpasses competitor standards:

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

5th Generation Junction for Superior Flush Results

F - Silicone Protection

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

The Junction provides these advantages: 

  • Boosts output by up to 6% through its layout and direct solar cell string connection.
  • Improves aesthetics upon attachment (utilize the included 3M base sticker).
  • Eliminates intrusion and pressure on the solar panel.
  • Prevents breaking forces when walking on it.
  • Tackles heat-induced reshaping and zigzagging.

G - Flat Flush Cable

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

  • Versatile: Run along a surface or double fold and treat like a standard cable.
  • UV-protected and pre-tinned for ultimate longevity in marine environments.
  • Despite its slim appearance, the cable features 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.

SUPERIOR TECHNOLOGY

Shadow Optimized

The Shadow Optimized technology from SUNBEAMsystem is unique. Thanks to the internal division of the panel it will produce more than a panel without the same. This technology improves the output when is partially shaded, allowing for an even higher daily production.

Quality and Warranty

SUNBEAMsystem combines the best technology, with the best solar cells and special materials. In order to create the best Series of solar panels that will last in Tough environments. As a result, a very attractive range of solar panels with an incredible 5-Year Warranty*.
*Terms Apply

THE MOST DISCREET SOLAR PANEL IN THE MARKET

Tough+Black is the solution for any high-end yacht where aesthetics and seamless integration are a priority. Tough+Black, like the Tough+ counterpart, is free from eyelets and comes with a 3M double-sided adhesive for rapid and durable installation.

TOUGH BLACK HOLE - GAP FILLER

full deck integration

EASY INSTALL WITH A CUSTOM FINISH
With Tough Black Gap Filler

The result is a custom-sized solar panel in one piece. Seamlessly integrated with the yacht in a unique black design.

The Tough Black Hole is a Gap Filler complement for the Tough+Black solar panels series. In order to achieve the most seamless solar panel installation. By allowing the user to fill any space or difference between solar panels. As a result, it creates a complete all-black surface. The perfect integration of your black solar panels into your yacht or motorhome.

At SUNBEAMsystem we know that when it comes to aesthetics, every little detail counts. And that’s what makes the Tough+Black Solar Panels Series so special. Because it can get the user a solar panel installation with elegancy and perfection.

It is available in 106x54cm sheets and is simply cut by you into custom shapes.

USER PROJECTS

LUNARK: A JOURNEY TO THE MOON

SUNBEAMsystem provided high-performance solar panels, charge controllers, and batteries. Lightweight yet robust panels attached to the exterior of the habitat, the perfect solution for the extreme climate of the Arctic. SMART LITHIUM batteries provided safe and efficient energy storage. These components are crucial for an off-grid mission like LUNARK. Independent tests put the solar cells at the top regarding real-world yield.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

TOUGH+BLACK 121w

  • SUNPOWER CELL: 24.4%
  • FIXING: 3M Adhesive Included
  • CABLE: Flush Flat Cable 2M Long
  • SHADOW OPTIMIZED: Yes
  • WARRANTY: 5 Years*
  • SIZE: 106×54cm
  • WEIGHT: 2.5kg

TOUGH+BLACK 86w

  • SUNPOWER CELL: 24.4%
  • FIXING: 3M Adhesive Included
  • CABLE: Flush Flat Cable 2M Long
  • SHADOW OPTIMIZED: Yes
  • WARRANTY: 5 Years*
  • SIZE: 77.8x54cm
  • WEIGHT: 1.9kg

TOUGH+BLACK 61w

  • SUNPOWER CELL: 24.4%
  • FIXING: 3M Adhesive Included
  • CABLE: Flush Flat Cable 2M Long
  • SHADOW OPTIMIZED: No
  • WARRANTY: 5 Years*
  • SIZE: 54x54cm
  • WEIGHT: 1.3kg

TOUGH+BLACK 46w LONG

  • SUNPOWER CELL: 24.4%
  • FIXING: 3M Adhesive Included
  • CABLE: Flush Flat Cable 2M Long
  • SHADOW OPTIMIZED: Yes
  • WARRANTY: 5 Years*
  • SIZE: 85×27.7cm
  • WEIGHT: 0.8kg

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