Flexible marine solar panels by Solbianflex

Solar panels are the ideal way to keep your boat's power systems in good condition, whether its an electric, diesel or petrol powered boat. The main reasons for installing solar panels on a boat, whether its stored in a Marina, on a swing mooring or during long cruising voyages are:

Battery charging

Solar panels can be used in lieu of running the motor, generator or plugging into shore power. It also saves fuel and provides a quiet alternative to noisy generators.

Battery maintenance

To ensure a long life of your expensive battery bank it is essential to keep your batteries topped up at all times. A solar panel will keep your batteries fully charged and healthy, even when you're away from your boat.

Battery Running appliances/sytems

If your boat is fitted with electronics that require an ongoing power source such as an automatic bilge pump, fridge, security system or automatic lights, solar panels can (assist in) providing the power to run these appliances even when you don't have access to shore power.

SolbianFlex solar panels for boat, caravan, RV or home

At just 1/8th the weight of a standard domestic panel, Solbianflex are the ultimate in lightweight, flexible, monocrystalline solar. The panels are constructed with highly efficient solar cells supported in a unique polymer that allows for flexibility and significant weight reduction. These panels have no aluminium or steel backing like other semi-flexible panels, which means they are extremely lightweight. At just 1.5mm thick and weighing from 800gm, they are the thinnest and lightest panels available in the world.

Recent advances in technology means that the 100 watt panel measures only 1110mm x 540mm and weighs 1.5kg. This light weight and small size allows the panels to be sewn into your bimini top or shade structure with a zipper to make use of otherwise vacant space. They are strong, reliable and tough enough to be glued directly to the deck. Walk over their surface and they're not damaged. With their 'non-glass' construction, they are flexible and will bend to match the contours of your deck.

Manufactured in Italy, Solbianflex panels are CE certified which means the cells are certified to output 90% of power after 10 years and 80% after 20 years. Any vessel can benefit from the addition of solar power, whether it's to keep batteries charged for essential equipment, provide a charge to power lights and refrigeration or a cruising boat heading overseas. These panels are ideal for use on vessels where weight and space need to be carefully monitored.

There are two types of panels available. The Sun Power (SP) range are the most efficient commercially available solar cells worldwide. This range uses standard monocrystalline cells with an efficiency exceeding 22.5% and is available in 50 or 100 watt options. These panels are used where maximum output is required for a given space ie: the SP50 is the same physical size as the SL40, but provides 25% greater power. The same is the case with the SP100 and SL80.

The Solar Light (SL) range uses standard monocrystalline cells with an efficiency of 17%. This range is available in a choice of 40, 80 and 125 watts. Both the 40 and 80 watt panels can be supplied with or without a junction box to suit the installation and the 40 watt has two shape options. The 125 watt panel must be used with a junction box.

All solar panels come with a choice of electrical connectivity options. Choose from either the waterproof junction box connection or if you prefer to have nothing protruding for feet to get caught on, use the unique soldering ribbon connection. All panels have the attachment option of a Very High Bond adhesive, zipper or stainless steel eyelets. Solar charge controllers are available to maximise the output of your panel.

This unique technology is now available in Australia!

• thin & flexible• tough & durable
• efficient• cost effective
• lightweight• designed for marine environment

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