Here is a look at my flexible solar panels one year after the installation. They still perform great, but there is something I would do different next time when mounting with only Eternabond tape.
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A year ago I installed three 100 watt flexible solar panels on the roof of my RV. Two of the panels were installed by drilling holes and using screws to hold the panel in place. A third panel was installed as an experiment using no screws and no drilling. I used Eternabond tape around the edges of the solar panel to secure it to my rubber roof. All three panels have been subjected to a year of sun, heat, rain and cold.
As far as solar performance, they all continue to perform very well though I don’t cover this in the video.
The two flexible solar panels that are screwed in to the roof and sealed with Dicor lap sealant are still very strong and secure. The third panel secured with only Eternabond tape is still holding strong as well, but has had a little water collect under the panel. At first I was confused as to how water got under the panel. Then I noticed a small openning in the corners of the panel where water collected and seeped under the tape. I should have provided a way to prevent water from collecting in the corners. Nevetheless, some water seeped under the panel. Also I should have secured the edges of the solar panel better with some double sided tape. That would have prevented this problem as well.
Overall, the flexible solar panels are doing well.
Other topics discussed in this video:
Flexible solar panel installation on rv
How to install flexible solar panels on rv
Flexible solar panels for rv roof
Solar panel installation rv
Solar panel installation DIY
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