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Old 08-10-2012, 20:17   #1
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Bendable lightweight Solar Panels

Hi efficiency (19.5-20%) monocristalline, lightweight 12v solar panels for sale. Brand new. Excellent for use on a dodger or bimini. The high efficiency cells are US made, the panels are assembled in China. Email for photos and more specs: vy1013@yahoo.com
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90W (VOC 21.4V)(ISC 5.5A)(1.35kg), (1050x540x3mm) - $270
100W (VOC 21.6V)(ISC 5.97A)(1.35kg), (1050x540x3mm) - $295
110W (VOC 23.7V)(ISC 5.91A)(1.5kg),(1175x540x3mm) -$320
120w (VOC 26.4V)(ISC 5.87A)(1.8kg), (1305x540x3mm) - $345
130w (VOC 29.4V)(ISC 5.76A)(2kg), (1435x540x3mm) - $370
135W (VOC 29.5V)(ISC 5.82A)(2kg) (1435x540x3mm) - $380
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Re: Bendable lightweight Solar Panels

Walkable? Warranty if walked on??
Flexible is one thing, walkable is quite another.
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Re: Bendable lightweight Solar Panels

You could walk on them if you installed them on deck. However the junction box on the underside however small will prevent it. Even then you would have to be careful not to drop anything heavy (a sextant?) on them. The best places are the davits, arches, bimini, and less preferable - dodger.
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You could walk on them if you installed them on deck. However the junction box on the underside however small will prevent it.
So I guess the answer is no...you cannot walk on them. Even if it because of the junction box. So I'm not seeing the advantage to them being thin if you are going to mount them on a dodger ect. I have 100 watt grape panels in stout frames mounted on my dodger. They were pretty reasonable. The thin panels will flex a little for you but not the silicon wafer itself.

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[So I'm not seeing the advantage to them being thin if you are going to mount them on a dodger ect.]

There are three major advantages compared to the grape panels: 1. weight (these are 5 times lighter) 2. Efficiency (20% vs. 16%) and bendability (up to 30%) Of course if none of that is of your concern and having already installed a grape one you should be happy with yours.
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Re: Bendable lightweight Solar Panels

Are these new? What is the backing material. Any warranty?
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Re: Bendable lightweight Solar Panels

FYI, I have one on those 130W panels, and I've been happy with it. I punched a couple of holes into the aluminum panel, and attached the thing to my bimini top with bungee cords.

My bimini is one of those light aluminum West Marine units.
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Re: Bendable lightweight Solar Panels

My Aurinco 100 watt panels are mounted on each ama.
There is no junction box; the + and - leads exit through the bottom at 90 degrees from the panel, thus no problem walking on them (barefoot or with soft soled shoes of course).
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The panels are sold.
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