Flexible or Rigid Solar Panels - Which Last Longer?


I just watched your YouTube vide on the difference between flexible and rigid solar panels for my boat. Which one last longer and produces high efficiency years later? - Rob


Good question. Based on my experience, and comparing similar quality panels, the rigid panel will probably last longer than a flexible panel. Notwithstanding, a flexible solar panel is completed with epoxy and there is no part of the panel exposed to the elements. If you properly secure a flexible panel and you don’t have it flex or bend all the time, it’s probably going to give you comparable longeitvity as a rigid panel.