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Gluing flexible solar panels

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I have a friend who wants to glue flexible panels to his fiberglass boat. What difficulties should he expect?

Nigel Goodwin

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I would suggest he talks to the suppliers of the panels, who probably know all about any such problems, and could advise what type of adhesive to use.

Otherwise it's just pot luck if anyone on here has done such a thing.


They can be easily damaged.
If glued then how can you replace ?
Do they have 20 - 25 year warranty?
Difference in expansion and contraction between the boat and the Solar Panel?
Salt Water corrosion
Poor angle to the sun
How long will the plastic laminate last before getting cloudy and/or brittle?
How do you protect from hail, etc
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