If you’re looking to add a solar panel to your RV for dry camping, you’ll discover two types of solar panels: rigid and flexible.
Rigid solar panels are traditionally installed and mounted on the roof, whereas flexible solar panels lay flat on the roof and can conform to the shape of the roof.
Although each type of solar panel has advantages and disadvantages, let’s take a closer look at flexible solar panels for your RV so you can better understand the pros and cons of this new technology.
What are flexible solar panels for RV?
Flexible solar modules are different from rigid solar modules. They are made of flexible plastic rather than glass. Thin wires connect the solar cells inside the flexible solar module to an MC4 at one end.
Then the panel is connected to another to provide more solar energy. This MC4 or similar device is also connected to the solar controller. They work in the same way as their rigid solar panel counterparts.
How do flexible solar modules differ from rigid solar modules?
The main difference between flexible solar panels for your RV and rigid solar panels is that they can be bent without breaking. However, the function remains the same.
Rigid solar panels are rigid, while flexible solar panels can be manipulated. They have a glass construction in a traditional panel and a plastic construction in a flexible panel.