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Polymers vs glass. A five-year comparison

After five years of testing, we bring you the results obtained by confronting glass solar panels with a Solbian flexible solar panel, evaluating and analyzing how time affected the devices.

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Independent testing

Ten years have passed since the first experimental installation of Solbianflex panels on Giovanni Soldini's Class 40.

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Installation of Solbian SP panels on a boat (part 1)

Paul Cronin shows in a step by step video how he installed Solbian SP panels on his boat.

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Installation of Solbian SP panels on a boat (part 2)

Second part of Paul Cronin's tutorial where he wires the panels installed in the first video.

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More controllers on a battery

This report focuses on the best way to harvest all the possible energy from photovoltaic panels, namely to pair any single panel to a proper MPPT controller. Through a series of tests we evaluate the effects of connecting more controllers on the same battery.

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Textured frontsheet

A detailed description of the new textured front sheet, its advantages and technical features compared to the smooth option.

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Electrical connections

Pros and cons of different configurations are analyzed in this report: series connection, parallel connection and the combination "one panel - one controller".

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Effects of operating temperature

This report answers a few important questions such as: is it possible to know the expected power in non standard conditions? which is the typical operating temperature of a panel? how important is the operating temperature in a mobility installation?

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Canvas Installation

Best practices to carry out canvas installations with Solbian flexible solar panels.

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Shading

Through a series of tests this report evaluates the effect of shadowing and the behavior of panels with bypass diodes.

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Cleaning & Polishing

A series of advices to properly maintain your solar panels, how to keep them clean and polished using the right products and tool

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How does the battery state of charge affect solar panels power output?

A blog post on born2sail.net focuses on the correlation between battery state of charge and solar panels power output.

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Power need storage

The power output of a photovoltaic panel is well defined, but customers often have a hard time understanding its meaning and measuring its value. Our report aims to help you better understand this parameter.

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