Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: new england
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Re: Solar deck instead of solar panels
1.solar technology continues to advance. If you have panels.easier to swap out.
2.cells break ( see above) if glassed in hard to swap out.
3.angle of incident light important determinent of output.
4. maintaining integrety of connections problematic.
Did energy calc.- if I get ~3y from panels they have paid for themselves at current fuel prices.
If to put on deck would use new flexible panels and deploy as needed.
Personally spec'd cored hard bimini. very rigid platfom for panels and out of harms way.