If you live in a traditional residence, installing solar panels is a sturdy investment in your financial future. Solar panels can save you hundreds of dollars and will keep your home running on clean energy — even in case of an emergency that knocks other homes off the grid. You can call First Quote Solar to get a complimentary estimate on installing solar panels to power your home. If you already have solar panels, it’s no surprise you want the savings and peace of mind that solar energy provides, even when you’re not at home.
The average solar panel weighs 23 pounds, which ideal for a roof. But if you own an RV, truck, or watercraft, traditional solar panels may not be the best fit for your needs. There is another solution, which gives you access to renewable energy without any of the pitfalls of installing cumbersome panels on your vehicle.
What Are Flexible Solar Panels?
Flexible solar panels, also called thin-film solar cells, are thin and lightweight solar panels that can adjust to a multitude of surfaces. This makes flexible solar panels ideal for watercraft, RVs, and other dwellings that require a lightweight solution for renewable energy.
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The Pros Of Flexible Solar Panels
No Nails Required
If you have a boat or an RV, the last thing you want to do is bang a hole in the roof. Traditional solar panels are installed by permanently securing them to your roof — with nails. Because flexible solar panels are lightweight and durable, no nails are required to install them. In fact, easy installation is one of the top benefits of flexible solar power. Many flexible solar packs are self-adhesive. What could be easier than that?
If you’ve ever strapped luggage to your roof, you know how the wind can wreak havoc on your journey … and your gas mileage. Chunky solar panels on top of your RV are going to have the same impact, whereas you’ll barely notice thin-film solar panels.
You can buy a roll of flexible solar panels, and take them with you wherever you go. Throw a panel down next your tent, on the roof of your RV, or simply in your yard. Because flexible solar panels are light and flexible, they can easily travel with you on your next adventure.
Solar panels are pretty durable in general, but if you live in an area with a propensity for severe weather, consider investing in flexible solar panels instead. Experts have touted flexible solar panels as unbreakable.
The Future Is Flexible
Industry insiders believe that flexible solar panels are the future of solar energy. Compared to heavyweight, traditional solar panels, thin-film solar cells can be installed almost anywhere, without having to reinforce the host structure.
By making renewable energy lightweight and transportable, the possibilities for flexible solar panels are endless. Transparent solar panels could turn every window into a source of energy, and Google has already filed a patent for solar powered contact lenses.
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