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Old 03-08-2016, 05:11 PM   #1
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Flexible Solar Panels from Amazon?

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I am setting up a solar setup and found these panels on Amazon Robot Check

I was thinking of just drilling a ton of holes in a piece of 3/4" plywood (for cooling) and mounting them to the roof using these brackets https://rvsolarstore.com/index.php?r...product_id=112

I already have a ton of stuff on my roof (Yakima Skybox, Yakima Mega Warrior roof basket, 3 surfboards) so weight is an issue (the reason I am hoping to go with these panels).

Does anyone use these panels?
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Old 03-08-2016, 06:20 PM   #2
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Interesting brackets. I wonder how well they hold up to heat.
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:47 PM   #3
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I used 5 of those brackets to hold my 14.5 lb panel on. It's been on about a year and 5000 miles. We're currently in Florida and the heat hasn't been a problem. I check the panel regularly and it has remained secure. That VHB tape is nothing short of amazing.

I really liked that the brackets are height adjustable, as my PH top was not even close to being flat. The adjustable brackets also allowed me to put a slight tilt on the panel to help it shed rain.

Leaving for Seattle in a few weeks, with a month or more in Utah. We can give you an update in another 5000 miles.
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Aloha!

I am setting up a solar setup and found these panels on Amazon Robot Check

I was thinking of just drilling a ton of holes in a piece of 3/4" plywood (for cooling) and mounting them to the roof using these brackets https://rvsolarstore.com/index.php?r...product_id=112

I already have a ton of stuff on my roof (Yakima Skybox, Yakima Mega Warrior roof basket, 3 surfboards) so weight is an issue (the reason I am hoping to go with these panels).

Does anyone use these panels?
From what I can tell, these are the same exact panels that Renogy used to sell, which means you should have a look at this thread...

http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...ket-16568.html
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:29 AM   #5
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Thanks! Looks like the same Renogy panels...
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