FLEXIBLE SOLAR PANELS
Flexible Solar Panels Are Used To Charge Electronic
Devices, Can Be Folded When Not In Use
Nowadays, the flexible, light and thin solar panels are in great use for the
generation of electricity for running various electronic devices. Flexible
solar panels are an option for those users who cannot afford to install larger
solar power systems. The flexible solar panels can not only charge the household
electronic devices, but they are also capable of charging the vehicular batteries.
Each such panel is composed of flexible layers of plastic which can be folded.
The flexible solar panels are normally wireless systems and these can be used
directly. Each flexible Solar Panels consists of a photovoltaic cell and a converter
which can convert sunlight to electricity at the range of 10 to 15 volts. But
the ease of use of these panels does not mean that these panels do not require
care. Consumers should avoid excessive folding of these panels. The solar power
industry experienced modernization with the advent of these solar panels. Rigid
arrays provide protection to the silicon cells against rain and wind.
These panels are installed on the walls or on the roof-tops. Sometimes, these
flexible solar panels are included in the constriction plans. Flexible solar
panels can be produced in any desired shape or size. Thus these panels can be
fitted anywhere. After the advent of the coating technology, each flexible solar
panel can be used as the roof of a vehicle. The flexible solar panels are cheaper
than the rigid solar panels. There would soon be a time at which users would
increase the use of the flexible solar panels due to their ease of use.
Portability is the main advantage offered by the flexible solar panels. The first
generation solar panels had their restrictions in terms of their weight and
bulkiness. But then there were improvements in the design of the panels and
portable and flexible models were then introduced. These panels can be put on
the ground or on the top of a boat to charge the cell phones and walkie talkies.
The panels can then be folded and kept inside the boat/ vehicle.
Previously, the solar panels were provided with a special protective casing which
restricted many of its uses. But the new thin-film technology has granted a variety
of uses to the solar cells. Thus, these flexible solar panels can now be deployed to
charge devices like Ipod. These portable panels have even been created inside
backpacks and jackets. This is good for the travelers who can now document their
travels conveniently without the need to carry heavy batteries.
One can expect durability of the flexible solar panels as the folded panels are
amorphous solid. Since these are not made up of glass, so there is no risk of breakage.
Even these panels can survive high temperatures and harsh weather conditions. Thus
these panels can be used almost anywhere- even in the middle of the ocean! The
thin-film technology is being used by the extreme kayakers to document their
journey. But the moderate kayakers and hikers can use the technology in the same way.