Main types of flexible solar panels: widely used and being commercialized
Here, “type” refers to the underlying source material used in the panel. Therefore, there are 3 main types currently in use:
- (Silicon) crystalline flexible solar panels
2.Thin-film flexible solar panels
- Flexible panels made of organic cells/materials
Key Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Solar Panels
Here you might be surprised that there are as many advantages as disadvantages (or maybe limitations of existing technology). Key points are listed below.
Outstanding Applications of Flexible Solar Panels
Flexible solar panels offer huge opportunities for those looking to live off the grid, at least for a few days.
Install flexible solar panels on your RV to get power on long road trips
Due to their low cost and ease of portability, they are ideal for:
For camping trips, use it as a power bank on the tent. They can also be safely rolled up and stored when not in use. (These are also called camping solar panels.)
Take a long road trip in an RV. Of course, you can also bring a noisy generator to meet your power needs, or just install flexible solar panels on your RV for a peaceful drive!
For boating/fishing/yachting trips. Again, ditch the generator and let the fish be lured by the serenity of a noise-free environment. (These are also called marine solar panels or “marine flexible solar panels.”)
Daily backup power. Do you find yourself constantly on the road, even disconnected, worried about your phone running out of battery? Instead, you can mount a flexible solar panel on top of your vehicle and make it your stylish, eco-friendly power bank.