The technology used in solar panels is very different from a few years ago. In previous years, people used traditional panels, which are rigid, flat and heavy. However, today, as competition in solar panel companies becomes more serious, the flexible solar panel has entered the market as a smarter alternative for people to go camping. These panels are lighter, portable and thinner to carry and are also much easier to install. Nevertheless, the big question is, are these flexible solar panels better than rigid solar panels? The answer to this question can be found by examining what and how these panels work.

What is a flexible solar panel?

With the growth of renewable energy in recent years, the solar panel has witnessed many changes, from the various materials used in their construction to their size, shape and output power. Among the features of flexible solar panels are their lightweight and adaptive nature, which makes them easy to transport. The thickness of these panels is a maximum of 200 micrometers, which is slightly thicker than a human hair. The flexible solar panel can roll and fold easily if you want to take it out. A characteristic that conventional solar panels cannot have due to their hardness and strength. The flexibility of these panels makes them less fragile and lighter than the framed solar panel and makes them perform well in low light.

Flexible solar cells will not replace conventional silicon-based cells. Instead, they will be offered as a complement to traditional panels on the market. Maybe in the future in rural areas, the rigid panels that are used today will continue to be used but flexible solar panels for skyscrapers.

How does flexible solar panel work?

This type of solar panel is perfect for trips, including hiking, biking, boating and mountaineering. The main function of the portable solar panel is to convert sunlight into electricity. In camping, when you want to use the portable solar panel to store electricity, what you need to do is that prepare a bracket to fix the solar panel and open the solar panel making it expose to direct sunlight. When using solar panels, keep an eye on the tilt angle which plays a key role in portable solar panels’ effective absorption of solar energy.

Advantages and disadvantages of flexible solar panels

The biggest advantage of flexible solar panels is that they can save resources to the greatest extent. In financial terms, flexible solar panels may reduce the installation cost because they are much lighter and easier to handle than rigid panels. Secondly, flexible solar panels use clean solar energy to generate electricity, and at the same time, it can help to store excess energy without waste, so it is a resource-saving and environment-friendly solution.

It is worth noting, however, that this kind of portable solar panel is not suitable for many home roof solar projects, as they may not be sufficient to generate the energy needed for the home. It is their durability and portability that make flexible solar panels ideal for portable solar projects on surfaces such as RV or boat that don’t require a lot of energy.

Finally, choosing a flexible solar panel will put an end to many of the expectations you have about reducing energy consumption, and you will no longer incur additional costs for energy consumption. These panels are a type of product that is made to optimize energy consumption, so using it can eliminate all the different prices you pay for electricity.

BPI Company, as one of the top solar panel manufacturers, is ready to implement or advise on choosing the right solar panels for your needs. Our experts are prepared to answer all your questions and can guide you in this field in an entirely specialized way.