Folding solar panels
userEswyn
Posted: 27 July 2015 12:23 PM
Subject: Folding solar panels
 
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Hi Everyone

I am looking for a solution, I cannot have a fixed panel as the `van roof has not enough flat space & I am not convinced about flexi models. Therefore I am thinking of a folding option (80w.) it seems either Biard or Bosch are the best options, have any of you had experience ?
I would appreciate any thoughts.

regards Roger
useraka4ajax
Posted: 15 September 2015 4:40 PM
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Hi Roger,

Did you resolve your dilemma?

I am about to embark on a similar project and like you not convinced on Flexi panels as i read a lot of bad press on them.

So my intensions are to use the standard 850mm x 1200mm panel but use block spacers to raise it at the front of the van roof where it dips down, this will also ensure it has good ventilation, which i hear is the main fault with the Flexi panels stuck to the roof.

Neil
usercolin
Posted: 15 September 2015 7:49 PM
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I have used semi flexible panels in the past and have had no issues at all with them.
useraka4ajax
Posted: 26 September 2015 7:22 PM
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Hi Colin,

On the flexible panels what size are they and what size battery bank are they maintaining?

Are you getting good results keeping the system topped up and no overheat issues.

Thanks