Semi-rigid Walk On Premium Marine Solar Panels
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High Performance CMP Walk On Marine Solar Panel Specifications Summary
SunPower Maxeon Series
Our SunPower Maxeon Series solar panels are made with SunPower Maxeon Gen III solar cells which have the highest energy yield (power output) of any solar cell commercially available. SunPower Maxeon cell technology uses a back contact design which maximizes the sunlight energy available to each solar cell and enables a sunlight to electric conversion efficiency of up to 24%.
PERC Series (~25% less cost, 1.5% less efficient)
PERC (Passivated Emitter and Rear Contact) cells are about 5% less efficient than Sunpower cells and cost about 25% less. These modified conventional cells produce 6 to 12 percent more energy than conventional monocrystalline solar cells. Premium PERC solar cells have an extra layer within the back side of the cell. This allows some of the sun’s rays to reflect back into the solar cell, increasing the amount of energy produced resulting in a conversion efficiency of up to 22.5%. This enables us to provide the same high quality at a lower price per watt.
Semi-Rigid Marine Solar Panels with SunPower Cells
Semi-Rigid Marine Solar Panels with PERC Cells
Mounting Semi-rigid Walk On Marine Solar Panels
There are at least three ways to mount the semi-rigid solar panels on a rigid surface.
- They can be screwed down directly to the deck surface at each corner. We recommend a stainless screw with an oversized washer.
- They can be taped down directly to the deck with double sided Very High Bond (VHB) tape. Because the back side of the panel has a pebbled surface like the front side for air circulation, the tape must have a foam core of at least 1/8 inch to secure the panel.
- The third method is our preferred method. We have assembled a mounting kit consisting of two 'J' shaped aluminum extrusions. Buy the 1" VHB tape from Amazon on your own. The extrusions are mounted on each side of the long sides of the panel and adhered to the deck surface with the tape. If the deck surface is not conducive to adhering the tape, the 'J' extrusions can be screwed to the deck and the panel slid into position. This mounting method allows for the panel to be slid out of the extrusion for removal and cleaning of the deck surface. See pictures below.
Call us any time for help with your boat's solar panels or solar system, we're happy to talk you through the design of your custom solar system. We specialize in marine solar and all types of boating solar panels, complete solar systems and lithium battery energy storage. We pride ourselves on our service both before and after your purchase.