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Posted: 05/19/21 01:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't know if this is for real or if this product will work on the roof of an RV -- but it is interesting:

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Posted: 05/19/21 01:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here's a short video -- very nice, but not much detailed info:

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I get concerned about putting something directly on my roof that gets that hot.

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Good point. We will see if the manufacturer recommends these for RVs or not.

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Posted: 05/19/21 05:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2oldman wrote:

I get concerned about putting something directly on my roof that gets that hot.


Ditto.
All the information I've heard / read / seen says that the excess heat shortens the life of the panels.


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How are these different than the other flexible solar panels out there, for example go power.

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Posted: 05/19/21 10:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm aware of some folks who have successfully mounted (and kept) a solar panel mounted to their fiberglass roof with VHB tape. I do wonder how that will fare after 5 or 10 years, though. And the heat issue, of course...


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Posted: 05/20/21 12:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This would work fine on an asphalt or metal roof.

Can't say I'd try it on an RV with a membrane or fiberglass roof.



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Had a friend that used to work for a local company that makes flexible solar panels specifically for RVs. They use some sort of adhesive to mount them. No idea what they cost.
https://globalsolar.com/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/PoweFLEX_Mobile_Data_Sheet_1000608_C.pdf


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