The best flexible solar panels must have good conversion efficiency and can be bent to a 30-degree arc without damage, these are the most important features for the best flexible solar panels. With that two important features, the flexible solar panels can be applied to more irregular surface applications, such as RVs, Boats, Cars, Marines, campers, and Vans.
What is more about the best flexible solar panels?
In addition to the above two features, another two features that are also very important, there are Service Life and Cost performance. In general, you should know the following four features about the best flexible solar panels.
1, Conversion Efficiency
Generally speaking, flexible solar panels are made from monocrystalline silicon wafers and laminated materials. The conversion efficiency of monocrystalline silicon wafers is uneven on the market, basically between 15% and 25% efficiency, usually the conversation efficiency less than 18% silicon wafers are not suitable for making the flexible solar panels.
Base on this flexible solar panel that needs to be mounted to irregular surfaces that are on Vans, Cars, Home roofs, so it must be a little flexible and bendable. However, in fact, there are many mono-crystal flexible solar panels cannot be bent to a large arc
3, Service Life.
If the flexible solar panels are installed and maintained properly, the service life can last more than 10 years. There are two types due to the production process, one is PET laminated and another one is ETFE laminated solar panel. ETFE solar panel is better than PET’s because it has better corrosion resistance and makes it more suitable for applications at sea, such as RVs, ships, sailboats, marines, boats, etc, and ETFE service life is longer than PET, but the price is much more expensive than PET.
The price/performance ratio of the flexible solar panel is mainly reflected in the wholesale price, and the wholesale price is actually mainly reflected in the cost of raw materials. PET laminated solar panel is much cheaper than ETFE flexible solar panel, but we strongly recommend the ETFE panel to use in the applications at the sea. Compared with the US solar cell, the most cost-effective is the monocrystalline silicon wafer of no less than 19% efficiency comes from China.
Well, above are the most important four features to judge the best flexible solar panels. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We offer OEM and ODM service to a lot of brands and make our own brand. Which is the best flexible solar panel for your own systems， give us an email.