(13-Feb-2017): The new PV Logic FLEXi solar panel marks a significant advancement in onboard, sustainable power generation for the marine market. PV Logic FLEXi panels have been tested to the exacting ISO9227 Saltwater Spray Testing standard, guaranteeing that the panels will not delaminate and the electrics remain fully protected even under the toughest climatic conditions.
“We want to provide the boat owner with a solar panel that is as good as it can possibly be, and that means able to withstand all the rigours of ocean going travel,” explains Adrian Williams, Managing Director of Solar Technology International. He continues: “The Saltwater Spray Test accreditation provides a quality mark you can hang your hat on and ensures that the PV Logic FLEXi not only provides maximum performance efficiency but also has optimised durability.”
The PV Logic FLEXi solar panel is lightweight - weighing in at just over half the standard rigid panel equivalent, and flexible - able to flex along its length to ensure almost seamless decktop bonding. The non-slip surface of the panel ensures it is safe underfoot and its self-healing surface repairs any slight abrasions. The panel doesn’t encroach on deck space and its decktop position provides the maximum exposure to daylight for optimum charging.
The PV Logic FLEXi panels were put through their paces during the Polar Ocean Challenge in summer 2016, led by British Explorer Sir David Hempleman-Adams that successfully sailed around the North Pole bringing the world’s attention to Arctic climate change.
“The PV Logic FLEXi solar panels were exposed to sea spray and Arctic temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees centigrade for the duration of the 120 day voyage,” explains Sir David Hempleman-Adams, Polar Ocean Challenge expedition leader. He continues, “they provided power onboard, everything from cooking food to running our laptop. It was critical for us to find a reliable, clean and sustainable power source to support us on our challenge and to minimise our carbon footprint, solar was the perfect fit.”
The PV Logic FLEXi solar panels are available in sizes from 5W – 120W and start from RRP £55. Each panel is supplied with a five year warranty. For details of your nearest retailer visit: www.solartechnology.co.uk, call 0800 774 7755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- PV Logic FLEXi Solar Panel Range:
o 5W panel - RRP £55
o 10W panel - RRP £75
o 20W panel - RRP £110
o 60W panel - RRP £290
o 80W panel - RRP £360
o 100W panel - RRP £470
o 120W panel - RRP £520
Established in 2000, Solar Technology International is an award winning, UK based company at the forefront of Solar engineering and innovation. We are always looking for new and exciting ways to extend the usage of ‘off grid’ Solar solutions to power our everyday lives. Whether working in the office, field, stable or garden, camping, cruising, climbing a mountain or horse riding, we have a solution for you.
For more information on the Polar Ocean Challenge visit: www.polarocean.co.uk
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