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Solar Panel Options For Your GEM®

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For extended battery life, GEM customers can add a solar panel to their vehicle. Using solar panels adds power to the battery system, resulting in an increased drive time between charges.

Panels are Mono Crystalline Solar. They’re lightweight, non-glass, high efficiency, and hail and impact resistant.

GEM solar panels are designed and programmed to work with 48-volt battery systems, though they are not compatible with Lithium-Ion battery setups.

When factory installed, solar panels come with a two-year warranty.

Two different solar panels are available for GEM vehicles.

e4® Solar Panel (Part Number 2881506)
This 220W panel kit is 53 inches by 48 inches. For more information, to check fitment or purchase one, click here. For installation instructions, click here.

The following diagram and table list the parts included in the solar panel kit, as well as the part numbers for replacement parts. Identification numbers in the table correspond the diagram. To order a part, see your GEM Dealer.

Solar panel parts diagram

Item Description Quantity Part Number
1 Solar Harness 1 2413186
2 Framed Solar Assembly 1 2635958
3 Solar Charger - 220W 1 4015482
4 Solar Mounting Bracket 4 5261057
5 Warning Decal 1 7181565
6 Screw - M8 x 1.25 x 15 4 7520391
7 Hexagonal Nut - 0.25 - 20 4 7547637
8 Roll-In Nut - M8 x 1.25 4 7547806
9 Washer - 8.4 x 16.0 x 1.6 4 7556305
10 Solar Panel Harness - 220W 1 2413671
11 Panduit Strap 13 7080138
12 Screw - M6 x 1.0 x 16 2 7518637
13 Nut - M6 x 1.0 2 7547339
14 T-Slot, Extrusion Cover 1 5522130-1610

e6® and EL XD Solar Panel (Part Number 2881507)
This 440W panel kit is 53 inches by 96 inches. For more information, to check fitment or purchase one, click here. For installation instructions, click here.

The following diagram and table list the parts included in the solar panel kit, as well as the part numbers for replacement parts. Identification numbers in the table correspond the diagram. To order a part, see your GEM Dealer.

Solar panel parts diagram

Item Description Quantity Part Number
1 Framed Solar Assembly, 220W, e6 1 2635959
2 Solar Harness 1 2413186
3 Solar Panel Harness, 440W 1 2413672
4 Front Framed Solar Assembly, 220W, e6 1 2636111
5 Solar Charger, 440W 1 4015483
6 Solar Bracket Mount 6 5261057
7 Solar Panel Bracket 2 5261187
8 T-Slot Extrusion Cover 1 5522130-1610
9 Panduit Strap 16 7080138
10 Decal-Warning 1 7181565
11 Screw, M6 x 1.0 x 16.0 mm, HXFL 2 7518637
12 Screw, M8 x 1.25 x 15, TXTH 6 7520391
13 Flange Nut, M6 x 1.0 2 7547339
14 Hex Nut, 0.25-20 14 7547637
15 Roll-In Nut, M8 x 1.25 6 7547806
16 Washer 6 7556305

Note that a ladder rack (part number 2881663) is required to install a solar panel on an eL XD.

Never stack items on top of solar panels.

When cleaning your solar panels, GEM recommends using GEM Windshield Cleaner and Protectant to remove normal dust and dirt. A liquid household glass cleaner also can be used. To remove oil, grease or road tar, use isopropyl alchohol and then wash with water. Dry gently with a soft cloth or chamois.