BougeRV Flexible Solar Panels – What You Need to Know
When it comes to solar power for your RV, boat, camper, or household use, nothing quite compares to the BougeRV lineup of flexible solar panels. The solar panel cost is reasonable, the panels are powerful, and BougeRV makes some of the most rugged solar panels on the market.
Solar panels are the perfect option for dedicated campers, boaters, and all-around energy savers. Solar panels produce no harmful emissions, and solar panel technology is a clean, renewable option that uses one of our best and greatest resources — the sun. Simply put, solar panels are good for the environment.
BougeRV offers three packages of flexible solar panels. The solar panel cost varies, but at the end of the day, no matter which package you take advantage of, you’re getting top-of-the-line solar panel technology.
First, there is the singular BougeRV 100W 18V 12V Flexible Solar Panel, which is sold for $258.99. Next in the lineup is a double pack of the BougeRV 2PCS 100W 18V 12V Flexible Solar Panel. The solar panel cost is $423.98. Finally, there is the BougeRV 18V 12V 50W Flexible Solar Panel sold for $149.99.
How do these solar packages compare to each other?
The 100W 18V 12V Flexible Solar Panel is exactly what its name states: flexible and bendable. This allows you the place the solar panel precisely where and how you want to. Unlike conventional solar panels that are annoyingly heavy and difficult to place, the flexible solar panel is easy to lift and situate on your camper, RV, or boat even if you have a curved roof. It is also lightweight and portable, clearly making the 100W 18V 12V a winner.
You’ll find that the 100W 18V 12V panel has a higher output power and the highest load capacity for these types of flexible solar panels. The 100W 18V 12V model has an efficiency above average, with a range from 23% to 25%.
Next in the lineup is the 2PCS package of the 100W 18V 12V Flexible Solar Panel. The saying always goes that two is better than one. You get the same high-quality material, powerful output, and high load capacity, but now it’s doubled. The flexible solar panels can bend to a maximum of 30 degrees, which makes this package the best choice for large RVs, campers, and boats with curved roofs. There is an internal blocking diode that prevents any drainage of a reverse current at night, protecting your power for the morning. Even though you’re getting two, the solar panels are built of lightweight materials that add minimal weight to the top of your vehicle or boat.
Should you get the one pack or two of the 100W 18V 12V solar panels?
First, you need to consider whether you need two or want two. Not every vehicle needs or even can handle a two-pack of the flexible solar panels. Figure out why you need a solar panel, what devices you’ll use the power for, and what wattage you need in general. The larger your vehicle and the more equipment you want to power, the higher the chance you need the two-pack.
Then, of course, you should look at the solar panel cost. The single pack comes in at $258.99 and the two-pack at $423.98. If you bought a single pack right now and decided to get another single pack several months down the road, you’ll end up paying $517.98. Purchasing a two-pack right now saves you $94!
The third panel in the lineup is the BougeRV 18V 12V 50W Flexible Solar Panel. You get a little less power than the 100W 18V 12V solar panel, but don’t be fooled — the 18V 12V 50W panel still packs a lot of punch.
BougeRV has improved on this panel’s original design by increasing the number of strands that connect the cells, making them stronger and tighter. There is also now a thickening process on the surface and bottom of the flexible solar panel, which reduces the cell breakage during everyday use.
The solar panel cost is $149.99, a savings of $109 compared to a single 100W 18V 12V flexible solar panel. Realistically, this solar panel is the best option if you need less power.
Which flexible solar panel package is right for you?
At the end of the day, if you have more wattage in your solar panel, you’ll get more power in any solar condition, even overcast and shady days. If you want a solar panel for high energy use in your vehicle, you’re probably better off with a one or two-pack of the 100W 18V 12V Flexible Solar Panel. However, if you have a lesser demand for power and you’re looking to save money on your solar panel cost, the 18V 12V 50W Flexible Solar Panel might be just what you need.
How do you use flexible solar panels?
You want to start by testing your cables and connections to the solar panels before mounting them on your roof. Hook them up and make sure everything works and that have the necessary cables and connectors. Next, you can screw the flexible solar panel to the roof, or you can use an adhesive or water-tight tape. Place industrial double-sided mounting tape under the panel and then cover the edges with either Dicor Lap Sealant or Eternibond Tape. Sealing the sides of the panel is the most critical step, no matter how you mount the solar panels.
The final step is connecting your solar panels to your solar battery. If you don’t have on already, find a solar battery that maximizes storage capacity. You also need to find a charge controller that prevents overcharging and discharging of your solar battery. Once you have the right battery, charge controller, cables, and connectors for your flexible solar panels, you’re all set to tie everything together and set out on your next adventure.
What are the product reviews?
The 100W 18V 12V Flexible Solar Panel has a 4.8 out of 5 stars on BougeRV.com, which isn’t bad, in our opinion. Product reviews range from the basic “it worked,” to the more in-depth explaining how well it worked and how they installed the solar panel.
The 2PCS 100W 18V 12V Flexible Solar Panel also has a 4.8 out of 5 stars. The 68 reviews range from “It powers my items,” to explaining how well it worked and how they’re using it.
The 18V 12V 50W Flexible Solar Panel has an impressive 4.9 out of 5 stars with only one review less than five stars. Almost all of the reviews are lengthy and describe how they use it and why they love it. Clearly, this panel is a quality option, even with less wattage.