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  • Flexible Solar Panels?

    Is anyone using adhesive flexible solar panels? It is nice that the wire is run; but, I am hesitant to add penetrations to the roof to mount traditional panels. Any recommendations on panels would be helpful.

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Originally posted by steve1081 View Post
    Is anyone using adhesive flexible solar panels? It is nice that the wire is run; but, I am hesitant to add penetrations to the roof to mount traditional panels. Any recommendations on panels would be helpful.

    Thanks!
    I moved your post to it's own thread as it's a different topic from where it was originally. I don't have any experience with flexible panels--sorry!

    Howard
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    Howard, 2017 Ford F-350 DRW, '19 315RLTSPlus

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    • #3
      Originally posted by steve1081 View Post
      Is anyone using adhesive flexible solar panels? It is nice that the wire is run; but, I am hesitant to add penetrations to the roof to mount traditional panels. Any recommendations on panels would be helpful.

      Thanks!
      When I did my install I looked at them briefly. Granted my research is two years old now but they were less efficient and generated more heat. Plus they were a nightmare to get off of one failed. I decided on rigid. What's a few more holes in the roof, just check that sealent Aden I check the rest.

      Neil Citro
      2018 Reflection 28bh
      2019 F350 6.7L Long Bed Crew Cab

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      • #4
        I would not use them. They build up excessive heat. They don't last as long as a traditional panel. And the adhesive may cause the roof membrane to be damaged if you have to remove the panel for replacement. In addition, they can't be tilted if need be.

        Jim
        The moderators for this site are not GDRV employees, but we do own GDRV products.

        Jim and Ginnie
        2017 Reflection 297RSTS

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        • #5
          I know that GD's parent company, Winnebago (i think it's ok to mention them) is using flexible panels on the Class B Solis. Maybe you can get some insight from that.
          Scott M. Barlag, RV Product Specialist, NW Indiana

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SBARLAG View Post
            I know that GD's parent company, Winnebago (i think it's ok to mention them) is using flexible panels on the Class B Solis. Maybe you can get some insight from that.
            Just understand that the Solls does not have a TPO roofing material.

            Jim
            The moderators for this site are not GDRV employees, but we do own GDRV products.

            Jim and Ginnie
            2017 Reflection 297RSTS

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