- Solar panels stainless steel mounted vs soft panels
Re: Solar panels stainless steel mounted vs soft panels
And Solbian must have seen the video because they offer an option with zippers. They give you a choice of zipper color and panel back color:
A client is installing these:
On his SM bimini:
I would supply the panels with stiffening bars as for
attached image, we recommend this for bimini installation to make the panel
Glossy surface. You can decide on back-sheet color: white, black, or transparent
for all the 6 panels.
Kent, I spoke to Sunpower about their flex panels. He told me that the cells in the flex panels were the exact same cells used in their rigid panels , thus were just as effecient. For any given dimension the rigid panel produces more watts because more sq. inches on a flex panel are devoted to the borders ,thus less productive area. He acknowledged that there would be some loss due to higher heat on a flex panel laying flat on a solid surface, he could not provide a percentage loss ,but said it was .negotiable. It is going to be high in the seventies for several days ,safe to return home.
Sassafras River ,Md.
From: karkauai via groups.io
Sent: Thu, Sep 2, 2021 9:07 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Solar panels stainless steel mounted vs soft panels
I have raised the cockpit enclosure so that I can stand up straight. It doesn't allow me enough room below the boom to add another layer of solar panels. I'm going to have to use flexible panels, or mount them someplace else. I'm not keen on mounting them on the rails, either.
Does anyone know how efficient the Solbian panels on the Amel 50 are? Other high efficiency flexible panels?
Kent & Iris
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