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2nd Gen Toyota Tacoma (2005-2015) VSS System™ 90 Watt Hood Solar Panel


Introducing the Cascadia 4x4 VSS System™ for the 2nd Gen Toyota Tacoma (2005-2015), the world's first vehicle specific hood-mounted solar panel system.

Note: For regular hood ONLY (non-hoodscoop)

Cascadia 4x4 VSS system with waterproof mppt charge controller 2nd gen toyota tacoma

The Cascadia 4x4 VSS System™ hard-mounts to the hood of your vehicle and, during daylight hours, provides a constant flow of clean solar energy to your primary or secondary vehicle batteries. This gives you the ability to run 12V accessories like fridges, phone/laptop chargers, lights, power inverters etc. without the need to start your engine and without fear of draining your battery and leaving you stranded. The VSS System is completely plug-and-play and can be installed in as little as 1.5 hours. We chose the most stable and durable multilayered semi-flexible solar panel construction available to ensure that these solar panels can withstand extreme environmental conditions, maintenance-free, for years.

The Cascadia 4x4 VSS System™ is currently in use in the Canadian mining industry.


Cascadia 4x4 vss system hood solar panel for toyota tacoma 2nd gen




- Keep your truck's battery topped up at all times. Perfect for the overlander or camper who wants to power devices without worrying about draining their battery. 

- Extends the life of your battery by tending it constantly during periods of sun exposure. 

- Emergency engine starting device. If you ever manage to completely drain your battery the VSS System™ will start the vehicle up again in as little as 30 minutes depending on sun exposure. 

- Anti-glare device. Due to it's light absorbing properties the solar panel creates a surface with very low reflectivity across the hood of the vehicle. 

Cascadia 4x4 vss system hood solar panel for toyota tacoma overland




- 90 watts of energy on the hood of your 2nd Gen Toyota Tacoma from a solar panel that's only 3mm thick, meaning vehicle aerodynamics are not affected and the weight of the system is negligible.

- Durable marine-grade solar panel construction. The panel is made from 8 laminated layers consisting of fiberglass and high tech polymers allowing it to stand up to harsh environmental conditions like rain/snow/ice/mud/rocks/sticks etc. High durability makes this panel perfect for an off-road vehicle. 

- Plug-and-play MPPT solar charge controller. This waterproof unit mounts in the engine bay and is highly resistant to heat and vibration. It automatically controls how much electricity reaches the battery and prevents overcharging. The charge controller has been pre-wired with fuses, terminals, and connectors to take out all of the guesswork in setting up the VSS System

- The included custom cut vinyl base sheet protects the underlying vehicle paint from damage. 

- Factory-like appearance. The VSS System follows the contours and edges of the vehicle's hood perfectly giving it a seamless and sleek aesthetic.

- Final assembly and quality control is done at our Canadian production facility to ensure that every VSS System functions perfectly. At Cascadia 4x4 we stand behind the quality of our products. 


How does it mount?

The Cascadia 4x4 VSS System includes a vehicle specific vinyl base sheet that mounts onto the hood of your vehicle in the same way that traditional hood vinyls or automotive vinyl stickers are applied. The vinyl acts as a moisture and debris barrier to protect the underlying paint. Then the solar panel attaches to this base sheet with a pre-installed 3M high temperature double-sided adhesive. 

Note: The VSS System takes 1.5 hrs to install and must be done in a dry environment between 15° and 35°C   (59° and 95°F).


Can I take it off in the future?

This VSS System is intended to stay on the vehicle at all times. However, should you choose to remove it in the future we designed it to be easily removable in about 10 minutes with basic tools.








Isc 5.5A
Imp 5A
  • Fits 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma (with regular hood)
  • 2 year warranty

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