RV Solar Panel
Solar panels are quite beneficial in all different circumstances. Renewable energy is now becoming a trend as a result of the soaring costs of non-renewable energy. Just like with companies and homes, other items like boats and RVs can also gain huge benefits from solar energy. Solar energy can have a positive impact on your energy costs, saving you a lot of money and hassle in the long run. You will need to decide if solar is the right choice for you, and consider all of the available options to you.
There are two main different types of panels that you can choose from: crystalline and thin film or flexible solar panels. Many users opt for a flexible solar panel for RVs because they are easy to have in flexible formations than crystalline panels. They are often a wise choice because if your RV is constantly in shaded areas, you will not benefit from the solar panel as much because crystalline panels are sensitive to being shaded and will not absorb any solar rays as a flexible panel will be able to. If you do not need a flexible mounting setup for your RV or will always be out in the sunlight, the crystalline options are more likely the best choice as they are more energy efficient. However, if you often find yourself in shaded areas, want a cheaper option, or need a flexible mounting setup, a flexible solar panel is your best option.
There are some positives to having a flexible panel setup for your RV. For the most part, flexible panels do not require screws to set them up which means you will not have to create holes into the top of your RV. They are more lightweight, helping ensure that you do not go over the weight limit of your RV and also provide your RV with better aerodynamics which means that you get better gas mileage. These thin film panels can also be installed anywhere on the RV because of their flexible nature.
Even with all of the positives, there are some downsides to using the flexible panel options. One of the biggest problems is the warranty. The warranty for these panels is significantly less than found on crystalline panels. They are not as durable as crystalline options and are more susceptible to warping as a result of extreme weather, which causes cupping. These cup formations allow things like water and dirt to build up and can ultimately harm your panel. They can gouge easily as a result of trees and other items scratching over these surfaces. These solar panels are also not able to be tilted like other options, especially when glued down, which is a huge negative during the winter months.
There are many pros and cons to choosing thin film panels for your RV. You will want to do your research to decide if this is the right type of panel for your needs. You should also read reviews to find out what others say about the panels to make sure you get a good feel for what you are getting when purchasing the solar panel.
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