FLEX+ 100W Flexible Marine Solar Panel (Fibreglass Backing)

FLEX+ 100W Flexible Marine Solar Panel (Fibreglass Backing)
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Product Information

FLEX+ Marine grade solar panels are an upgrade to our highly successful flexible monocrystalline solar panels. FLEX+ is ideal for use in salt-water environments, on boats and yachts. For narrowboats and motorhomes, where the panels are being fitted onto a metal surface, we would usually recommend the aluminium backed version of FLEX+, due to its better performance in high temperatures. However, given the UK climate, the fibreglass version will give trouble-free performance if you prefer the black colour.

  • Resistant to saltwater corrosion
  • Bond directly, without brackets or mounts
  • Flexible up to 30-degrees and lightweight (<3kg)
  • Grade 'A' high efficiency >18% monocrystalline solar cells
  • Durable, long-life 7-layer construction
  • Walkable, non-slip surface

Whereas other flexible monocrystalline panels typically have a smooth surface finish, the top layer of the FLEX+ plus is dimpled. Combined with the properties of the ETFE plastic, the FLEX+ is not only a panel that you can walk over, it is also a panel that you have less chance of slipping off. Ultra lightweight and durable, the combination of ETFE and an fibreglass back sheet makes this panel is much stronger than PET.

Unlike other, cheaper, flexible solar panels on the market, the FLEX+ uses a new 7-layer laminating process, finished with a top layer of ETFE. Other panels typically use PET. 

Material ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene) -[-CH2-CH2-CF2-CF2-]-n
Strength ETFE is a light, durable material that bonds more strongly to the backing sheet than PET.
Thickness The ETFE layer includes a 0.025mm thick UV resistant protective layer, but is less than 0.1mm in total thickness.
Light transmission ETFE allows >95% of the sunlight through to the solar cells. PET allows about 90% through.
Non-slip The ETFE surface is dimpled, creating a non-slip finish.
Corrosion resistant ETFE is highly resistant to saltwater corrosion, meaning that it can be used in marine applications.
Flammability ETFE can be used from  -65°C to +150°C and is highly flame resistant.
Anti-glare Since ETFE absorbs sunlight, far less is reflected, preventing distracting reflections.

FLEX+ flexible monocrystalline panels carry a full 2-year product warranty and a 10-year 'power output' warranty (to >90% original output).

Technical Specification

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
FLEX+ 100 Marine
Max Power Pmax (Wp)
100
Max Power Voltage Vmpp (V)
18.0
Max Power Current Impp (A)
5.56
Open Circuit Voltage Voc (V)
21.24
Short Circuit Current Isc (A)
6.1
Power tolerance
+/-3%
Maximum System Voltage (nominal) (V)
500
Temperature Coefficient Pmax (%/C)
-0.38
Temperature Coefficient Uoc (mV/C)
-60.8
Temperature Coefficient Isc (mA/C)
2.3
Dimensions (mm)
1245 x 550 x 2.5
Max Thickness at Junction Box (mm)
15
Backing Material
Black Fibreglass
Cable
2 x 1m (MC4)
Junction box
IP65 rated
Weight (kg)
2.7

*All technical specifications and images are correct at the time of publication, but are subject to change without notice.