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Gone with the Wynns: Flexible RV solar issues revealed – one year review

From the bloggers at Gone With the Wynns.

We’ve had the flexible solar panels installed on our RV for a little over a year and we have some mixed emotions about them.  Are flat solar panels necessary?  Is flexible solar really worth the extra money?  Will flexible solar panels last as long as tempered glass panels?  Instead of just talking about the newest RV solar panel technology I figured: why not show you our flexible solar panel issues and let you decide for yourself.
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Cupping – Extreme temperatures can make the flexible panels slightly warp causing water, dirt, dust and sand to buildup in these little “cups” on the panels.

Flat Roofs – Our RV has a pretty flat roof, so when we park and level our coach the panels are basically flat.  Water does not run off the sides evenly and sometimes the water just sits on top of the panel causing more sediment to collect on the panels.

Scratches – When cleaning the flex panels the sediment caught in the “cups” can scratch the surface of the panel (to be clear you’re not scratching the solar cells, just the coating that covers them).

To read the full story by Gone with the Wynns, click here.

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