All PV Logic flexi panels come with five year product and 20 year cell output warranties.
Self-healing top surface
The ETFE top layer gives the semi-flexible solar panels extra resilience in really though conditions. ETFE has a memory effect or self-healing capacity in the event the panel comes into contact with branches etc thus ensuring any slight abrasions are healed within a few hours. The semi-flexible solar panels can even be walked on with soft deck shoes. During production, the ETFE is dimpled to further protect the panel and provide an anti-slip surface, particularly useful if the panel is fitted to a boat deck.
Each panel is assembled to ensure complete encapsulation. This ensures the six layer heavy duty laminate protects the solar cell circuit from extreme conditions. The junction box is also injected with special silicon, guaranteeing no water ingress.
Salt water and UV tested and certified
PV Logic semi-flexible has passed the most rigorous testing to ensure long term performance in the harshest of environments. Tested to ASTM B117- ISO 9227 in an independent laboratory, a PV Logic semi-flexible panel has been placed in a sealed tank and salt water spray jetted at the panel for 1000 hours. This is in addition to accelerated Ultraviolet (UV) weather testing. Both tests represent far more hostile conditions than a solar panel will encounter, even in the wildest oceans, but it is our guarantee that when things get tough you can rely on our PV Logic semi-flexible solar panels.
There are no square edges on a PV Logic semi-flexible panel. Rounded corners and a unique curved junction box provide superior adhesion, no snag lamination and no sharp edges. The junction box is mechanically fixed in addition to being bonded to the panel. Strain relief is provided for the fitted 4m UV stabilised PV cable ensuring it cannot be accidentally pulled from the junction box.
Neat fit with rear exit option
The 100w and 150w solar panels in the PV Logic semi-flexible range have the option of a rear cable exit. This allows a completely flush finish without any top mounted protrusions.
The semi-flexible range can be bonded to flat or slightly curved surfaces (3cm curve per metre) such as painted aluminium, metal, GRP and fibreglass using Henkel MS939, or similar.
The aluminium substrate is also pre-drilled with 4.5mm holes should the panel need to be mechanically fixed as well as, or instead of, bonding.
In addition to the regular white back sheet, seen with most solar panels, some models in the PV Logic semi-flexible range are also available with a black back sheet giving a chic, all black appearance.
Cells protected from hotspots
Where the panels are on a camper van or boat, partial shading of a solar panel is typical. In these circumstances heat build-up and damaging hot spots can occur leading to a significantly reduced life cycle of the panel.
The larger 60w to 150w panels have up to two shading diodes housed within the fully waterproof junction box to prevent this. If a PV Logic semi-flexible with rear panel cable exit is chosen, the shading diodes are fitted in a separate diode box and supplied with each of these panels.
All PV Logic semi-flexible solar panels are backed up by our expert Technical Team and a resource-filled support section on the website gives access to all the technical information you may need plus instructions and FAQs.