Rigid solar panels
Rigid Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline and Multicrystalline PV Panels are suitable for mobile applications where weight can be accommodated such as bus/coach conversions, houseboats or if you only require a small system.
Advantages when compared to flexible solar panels:
- cheaper per watt;
- they will run cooler as they have an air gap because of the mounting brackets.
Disadvantages when compared to flexible solar panels:
- the frame and glass surface means they are thicker and heavier;
- you need more surface area for the same amount of power;
- mounting brackets mean they are not low profile.