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How your semi-flexible solar panels die a slow death

air fluttering semi Tacoma-130

How your semi-flexible solar panels die a slow death

Semi-flexible solar panels such as the Tacoma-130 by Flexopower follow the curvature of the roof and are popular on vehicles, RV's and trailers. As with anything, semi-flexible panels have limitations, aerodynamic fluttering will gradually damage them! When travelling to destination, they are exposed to speeds of 80+ km/h. If there are any gaps between the solar panel and the roof, no matter how small, the aerodynamics will cause the solar panel to flutter. Prolonged fluttering gradually disconnects the cells. The result is a solar panel which delivers virtually zero after a few trips.  Here is an example. A client in Rustenburg has 3 x Tacoma-130 on his off-road...

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