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6 Best Flexible Solar Panels for Boats!

A boat using BougeRV’s YUMA CIGS flexible solar panels

Hey there, fellow boating enthusiasts! Let's talk about something that can revolutionize your time on the water – flexible solar panels. If you’re considering adding solar power to your boat, you're in the right place!

We’ll explore the benefits of flexible solar panels, how to choose the best ones for your boat, and review the top 6 BougeRV flexible panels for boats. Discover why they’re a fantastic investment for any seafaring adventurer!

Dive in now!

Why Choose Flexible Solar Panels?

A woman is sitting half-tangible beside a CIGS flexible solar panel on a boat

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of which panels are the best, let's chat about why you'd want flexible solar panels in the first place. Traditional rigid solar panels are great, but boats have unique needs. Here's where flexible panels shine:

  • Flexibility: The ability to bend these solar panels means they can fit onto curved surfaces, making them perfect for all boats.
  • Lightweight: No need to worry about adding extra weight to your vessel.
  • Durability: Flexible solar panels can withstand harsh marine environments.
  • Easy Installation: You don’t need to be a tech wizard to set these up.

Things to Consider When Choosing Flexible Solar Panels for Your Boat

Choosing the right solar panel involves more than just picking the highest-rated product. Here are some factors to keep in mind:

  • Energy Needs: Calculate your daily energy use to see how many watts you need. Typically, a small boat with basic needs like lights, GPS, and charging devices may require 100-150 watts of solar power. If you have a larger boat with more appliances or plan to stay off-grid for longer, you might need 300 watts or more.

  • Space Availability: Measure the available space on your boat to ensure the solar panels will fit. Flexible solar panels around 4-7 feet by 1-3 feet are ideal. They're compact, easy to install, and can adapt to the boat's curved surfaces.

  • Installation: Some solar panels come with adhesive backing, pre-punched holes, or mounting kits, while others may require additional hardware.

  • Budget: Prices can vary widely, so choose one that fits your budget without compromising too much on quality.

  • Warranty and Support: A good warranty and strong customer support can offer peace of mind.

Now that we know why they're fantastic and what to consider when choosing, let’s look at some of the best options out there.

6 Best Flexible Solar Panels for Boats

BougeRV’s YUMA CIGS FLEXIBLE SOLAR PANEL FOR BOAT

 

BougeRV totally understands how rough marine environments can be. That's why we're excited to offer our 100W and 200W YUMA CIGS thin-film flexible solar panels. Made with cutting-edge CIGS tech, these solar panels are super tough and convenient, even when the going gets tough.

Our YUMA CIGS panels are incredibly flexible, able to bend up to a full 360° to fit any boat. They can handle constant movement and strong winds without cracking. Plus, they're IP68 waterproof, saltwater corrosion-resistant, compact, lightweight, and as thin as coins. With their sleek design, the flexible solar panels suit luxury boats perfectly, making them perfect for all your boating adventures.

In low-light conditions, these flexible solar panels outperform Monocrystalline ones, delivering efficient, reliable energy whether you need to power up electronics or charge batteries. So, you can enjoy more time on the water without any worries. 

And when it comes to installation and removal, it's a breeze thanks to sturdy adhesive tapes or pre-punched holes.

Alright, let's take a look at each of these flexible solar panels.

1. BougeRV Yuma 200W CIGS Thin-film Flexible Solar Panel with Tape—Top Seller

BougeRV Yuma 200W Flexible Solar Panel with tape
  • Dimension: 82.2*26.0*0.06 inches
  • Weight: 8.44 lbs
  • Performance warranty: 25 years
  • Warranty: 10 years (Accurate at the time of writing)
  • Price: $599.99 (Accurate at the time of writing)

Get this 200W flexible solar panel with tape now!

2. BougeRV Yuma 200W CIGS Thin-film Flexible Solar Panel with Pre-Punched Holes

BougeRV 200W Flexible Solar Panel with Pre-Punched Holes
  • Dimension: 82.8*27.1*0.06 inches
  • Weight: 5.95 lbs
  • Performance warranty: 25 years
  • Warranty: 10 years (Accurate at the time of writing)
  • Price: $579.99 (Accurate at the time of writing)

Get this 200W flexible solar panel with pre-punched holes now!

3. BougeRV Yuma 100W CIGS Thin-film Flexible Solar Panel with Tape (Long Version)—Another Best Seller

BougeRV Yuma 100W CIGS Thin-film Flexible Solar Panel with Tape (Long Version)
  • Dimension: 82.2*13.7*0.06 inches
  • Weight: 4.63 lbs
  • Performance warranty: 25 years
  • Warranty: 10 years (Accurate at the time of writing)
  • Price: $279.99 (Accurate at the time of writing)

Get this 100W flexible solar panel with tape now!

4. BougeRV Yuma 100W CIGS Thin-film Flexible Solar Panel with Tape (Compact Version)

  • Dimension: 42.6*26.0*0.06 inches
  • Weight: 4.54 lbs
  • Performance warranty: 25 years
  • Warranty: 10 years (Accurate at the time of writing)
  • Price: $279.99 (Accurate at the time of writing)

Get this 100W flexible solar panel with tape now!

5. BougeRV Yuma 100W CIGS Thin-film Flexible Solar Panel with Pre-Punched Holes (Long Version)

BougeRV Yuma 100W CIGS Thin-film Flexible Solar Panel with Pre-Punched Holes (Long Version)
  • Dimension: 82.8*14.6*0.06 inches
  • Weight: 3.46 lbs
  • Performance warranty: 25 years
  • Warranty: 10 years (Accurate at the time of writing)
  • Price: $249.99 (Accurate at the time of writing)

Get this 100W flexible solar panel with pre-punched holes now!

6. BougeRV Yuma 100W CIGS Thin-film Flexible Solar Panel with Pre-Punched Holes (Compact Version)

BougeRV Yuma 100W CIGS Thin-film Flexible Solar Panel with Pre-Punched Holes (Compact Version)
  • Dimension: 43.1*27.1*0.06 inches
  • Weight: 3.46 lbs
  • Performance warranty: 25 years
  • Warranty: 10 years (Accurate at the time of writing)
  • Price: $269.99 (Accurate at the time of writing)

Get this 100W flexible solar panel with pre-punched holes now!

Conclusion

A woman setting up BougeRV’s YUMA CIGS flexible solar panel

So, here’s the scoop on the best flexible solar panels for boats. Whether you choose the 100W or 200W models, panels with back tape or pre-punched holes, or compact versus long solar panels, incorporating BougeRV’s YUMA CIGS solar panels into your marine adventures will definitely elevate your experience. You'll not only revel in the peace of open waters but also tap into solar power, cutting down your dependence on noisy generators and fossil fuels. 

May your journeys be sunny and bright!


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6 Best Flexible Solar Panels for Boats!