S Bengi wrote:I found some frameless, flexible 400W solar panel going for $174 (44cent per watt), they are going for 1/3 the price of a regular solar panel per watt.
My only problem is how do I install them?
What are the challenges with these panels?
Would love to hear your thoughts/experience with them.
Joseph Johnson wrote:I just got10 305 watt framless panels for 129.00 each. 1500.00 for all with shipping. They are not really that flexible but the are working great. My frame is similar to the one above but standing up instead of sideways. I had my sister seal the frames with deck stain/sealer and they look sharp. I currently have 6 of them working because the midnite classic 200 can't handle all ten so I have to order another charge controller. I am using 14 12v 115 ah batteries wired as 24v. And we are producing 8-10 kW per day in Sierra Blanca, TX. The key to using these panels is airflow. My frames are 2x4 notched and assembled like a picture frame. Only 3/4 inch of the panel edges are on the boards and the backs are left exposed. With temps hitting 109 we have had no issues with heat build up. I used clear silicone to glue them to the frames and started to use pieces from the notching to secure them but the fit was so tight, I started removing the slats. We where surprised at the size (78x39) but with 105 acres re have lots of room lol.
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