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Old 01-17-2021, 11:36 AM   #1
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Any experience with this panel ??

Greetings from Southern California !!

Might anyone have any experience with this panel ??

Iím leaning towards this - or the 175 watt Renogy thatís $100 more...

Thanks !!

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Old 01-17-2021, 02:09 PM   #2
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I used this info in these links (and a considerable amount of time investigating/researching) to help narrow my selection; making sure I purchased panels that had Sunpower cells & the ETFE coating:

One decisive factor in determining the lifespan of flexible solar panels would be the coating material. The two most popular types of coating materials are:

PET laminated solar panel – It is a polyester-based plastic. It is made by placing layers of PET, EVA, solar cell and PCB together.
ETFE or or ethylene tetrafluoroethylene – It is a fluorine-based polymer, that can withstand high temperature easily.
The main differentiating factors between the two would be strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion.

While, PET-laminated thin solar panels generally have a lifespans of up to 5 years. ETFE-laminated flexible thin film solar cells have lifespans of up to 10 years.

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Old 01-17-2021, 07:37 PM   #3
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Thanks Twoxentrix !!

Seems that I’m learning - over and over - that we pretty much get what we pay for...

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