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Old 28-01-2013, 15:37   #1
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Question Sewable solar panels?

I was on the Emarine website looking for solar panels and they have some that can be velcroed or sewwed into place, like on top on bimini/dodger. They also have a model that can be flexed to the shaped of the cabin top. They are only .065" thick which sounds like a great thing. I'm wondering if anyone has these or have seen them in person, and what your thoughts are regarding actual durability. Thanks all!
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Old 28-01-2013, 17:57   #2
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Re: Sewable solar panels?

If the amt of energy they make is fine for your needs then that's that.

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Old 28-01-2013, 18:12   #3
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Re: Sewable solar panels?

Check out this thread over at Sailnet

Installing A Solbian Solar Panel - SailNet Community
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Thanks Tim, exactly what I was wondering about, looks good to me, sold!
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Re: Sewable solar panels?

I just looked at that thread again and realized the photo of the boat with the rigid frame and panels is my boat!
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Re: Sewable solar panels?

I just noticed one of them on a neighbouring boat - I'll try and remember to take a photo tomorrow morning when I go out to work
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