Foldable Solar Panels
Use a damp cloth with a mild soap solution and allow to dry thoroughly. DO NOT submerge or leave in a wet environment.
PowerFilm solar panels can be used for both large and small-scale power generation. Panels are designed to be ultra-light and can power devices directly or recharge 12V batteries.
Place your Foldable Solar Panel perpendicular to the sun for best performance.
The Foldable line is not waterproof but is water resistant. If the panel gets wet be sure to let it dry out completely before packing it up to prevent moisture retention and mold. If you are looking for a fully waterproof solution the Rollable Line is a great option.
Foldable Solar Panels are designed for regular outdoor use, but not for permanent outdoor installations.
While a light rain will not damage the panels if they are brought inside and dried before storing, the panels are not weatherproof and should not be deployed in poor conditions.
The fabric may discolor and fray with permanent outdoor exposure, and the individual solar modules may be compromised as well.
Yes, Foldable and Rollables can be daisy-chained in parallel using a Daisy Chain Cable (RA-6-HD) (Be sure to check the voltages of either panel. Standard Foldable and Rollables are 15.4V but 30V versions for specific products are available as well).
Yes, Foldable Solar Panels come with a one-year limited warranty. Learn more.
Foldable Solar Panels are designed to charge 12V flooded, gel and AGM lead-acid batteries.
With the proper accessory, Foldable Solar Panels can charge any number of different available batteries such as the RIVER Mobile Power Station. Confirm functionality with the battery manufacturer.
Foldable Solar Panels are very resilient but to ensure a long lifetime store in a cool dry environment.
Foldable Solar Panels are incredibly durable and flexible. General flexing provides no issues at all. Do not crease the solar panel material as this will cause shunts and affect overall performance.
If your battery capacity (Ah) divided by 100 is less than or equal to the panel current (assuming that the voltages are matched) you do not need to use a charge controller in your setup. If however, the battery capacity divided by 100 is greater than the panel current. Make sure to use a charge controller to ensure safe charging.
You can use the grommets on each of the corners and a tie cord to hold the panel in place. This is important to reduce loss or damage from high winds.
Foldable Solar Panels are not designed for permanent installations. They are designed to be deployed and packed up. If you are interested in a permanent outdoor installation consider Rollable Solar Panels or Soltronix Crystalline Solar Panels. These panels can be permanently connected to your battery since the built-in blocking diode in the junction box blocks the draining of your battery. As with any permanent connection to a battery, safely clean the connection as needed (charge controller may be necessary).
Our standard connector type is Delphi Weather Pack. Additional connector options are available however order quantity restrictions may apply.
Amorphous silicon on a flexible polyimide substrate.