Do Flexible Solar Panels Get Hot like Rigid Solar Panels?

Question:

I have been watching your great videos on solar. We have been considering installation of flexible solar on deck in front of the dodger. The boat is in the Mediterranean. Is there any danger or damage that can happen because of the heat under the panels? And how hot do they get? - Marc

Answer:

The higher cost of flexible solar panels is due to the fact that the don't heat up like regular rigid solar cells. Hence they are designed to be mounted directly onto a deck without any air gap for cooling.  - Jeff

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