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Old 06-02-2014, 04:12   #1
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Semi flexible Solar Panels for Hard top bimini

Hi All,
I will need to replace 4 semi flexible solar panels on our Catana 431 Hard top bimini. Current model installed is BP Solar, 12 V, 80 W monocrystalline. BP580L. This model is no longer manufactured, so I'm looking for somthing of similar dimensions (1180 x 522 mm) semi felxible without the junction box, on top (most - if not all - semi fleible panels now seems to now have the JB on top).
Would anyone be able to recommend something?

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Re: Semi flexible Solar Panels for Hard top bimini

Aurinco, Solara, Solbian....many sizes & choices.
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Re: Semi flexible Solar Panels for Hard top bimini

Off the top of my head; Aurinco Compact 100+, Solbian SP100L, etc.
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Re: Semi flexible Solar Panels for Hard top bimini

These panels are available with the connector top or bottom mounted and are low-cost 100W Customized marine use semi flexible solar panel-in Consumer Electronics on Aliexpress.com
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Re: Semi flexible Solar Panels for Hard top bimini

We put 600 watts of Aurinco panels on our new Voyage two years ago and I have been very pleased with them. Voyage has started offering those panels on there boats now since o ur installation.
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Re: Semi flexible Solar Panels for Hard top bimini

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We put 600 watts of Aurinco panels on our new Voyage two years ago and I have been very pleased with them. Voyage has started offering those panels on there boats now since o ur installation.
Looked at the Aurinco web site. The specs are excellent and the panels look great but prices from $9 to $15 per Watt. That's about five times the price of even the Kyoceras or the Panasonic HIT panels which are both excellent. From your experience do you think the Aurincos are that much better?
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