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Uni-Solar PVL-68 PowerBond PVL 68 Watt 12 Volt 112-Inch x 15.5-Inch Flexible Solar Panel (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Powerbond, flexible solar panel
  • Easy to install adhered directly to metal roofing pans, no racking system is required, laminates and metal roofing can be installed in one step
  • Lightweight and durable; there are no penetrations to the roof deck
  • It has flexible
  • Measures 112.1-inches in length by 15.5-inches in width by 0.2-inches in depth

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 112 x 15.5 x 0.6 inches ; 8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 12 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B002MWDI44
  • Item model number: PVL-68
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,754 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

Simple & easy peel and stick installation. Ideal for metal roof. RV/Boat, Home & Commercial applications. Battery charging or grid- tie solar systems. UniSolar is one of the largest manufacturers of flexible thin film solar panels. Low Light Performance. Each UNI-SOLAR module utilizes triple-junction amorphous silicon solar cells. The blue, green, and red light of the sun is absorbed in different layers of the cell, yielding higher energy production, especially at low insolation levels and under diffused light. Shadow Tolerant. By-pass diodes are connected across each cell allowing the laminates to produce electricity even when partially shaded or soiled. High Temp Performance. In real-world conditions module temperatures can be up to 185 degrees. The performance of crystalline silicon cells declines significantly in high temperatures, while UNI-SOLAR amorphous silicon technology does not. Made in USA.


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Be warned, the sticky stuff is NOT forgiving - place it where you want precisely!
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Very useful this stuff and easy to bring anywhere and you save money for electricity bill e.g. connect your refrigerator with inverter connected to your battery 110Ah.
Wallie Doma Ignacio
The product works well and was easy to install and I chose it because I had used the same item previouly to great effect.
Colin Jobling

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

54 of 55 people found the following review helpful By CBH4116 on August 12, 2011
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I have two 68W panels on the roof of my 31' RV that connected to a Morning-star Sun saver duo solar controller that charge my House(camper)Battery and the Engine battery at the same time. So far after 9 months they are doing great. Install was a little tricky with running the wires from the roof (used the fridge vent) so I did not drill any holes and I stuck them right on the campers TPO style roof after cleaning it real good. As I said I'm very pleased with the battery charging power these panels produce. I do allot of beach RV camping and so far they have been keeping my batteries charged. "I would however shop around on the internet before you buy because you will most likely find them cheaper if you do your homework."
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By G3 on February 24, 2013
I've had two panels on my 27' Itasca, for about 2 years now, without a problem of any kind. I highly recommend these panels for RV use due to several factors:
- they mount by adhesive, securely and easily
- they are very shade-tolerant, producing well even when partially in shadow
- they are very angle-tolerant, producing almost 50% of capacity even in low sun-angle situations
- they produce at 90% even when dusty/dirty
- they are very hardy, you can even walk on them
- they have virtually no vertical profile, sticking up only about 1/4"
- they are totally wind-proof
- you never have to adjust or aim them

Absolutely outstanding product.

(Note that the (rare) bad review had to do with rolling the panel up every day. I don't think they're meant to be rolled up repeatedly, since they are designed for permanent roof-top installation. I would not recommend them for portable, roll-up-and-store usage.)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By D. West on June 17, 2012
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i can't say enough positive things about the 68 watt Unisolar flexible PV panel i purchased. it's very consistent in the amount of electricity it produces. overcast skies will reduce the flow, but it doesn't stop. not at all like crystalline PV panels. the least little bit of shading, or cloudy skies, and they stop working. at least this has been my experience so far, and i have done lots of experimenting searching for the perfect "thing."
the CIGS technology is my favorite, but like that, this is also amorphous thin-film. the efficiency rating is slightly less than with crystalline silicon, but who cares about a few percentage points. so less material is needed to produce the panels in this way.
another awesome detail: free voltage from the Sun. well, not 100% free of course, you DO have to purchase the equipment, but once you've spent the money, anything it produces is YOURS. this solar panel along with a 20-amp charge controller (from morningstar), and a 12 volt, 20-aH battery, i am able to store the Sun's energy to be used any way i like. right now i'm using it to charge small electronics and my laptop (using a small 400 watt AC inverter). the limitations in my system are 2-fold: the battery bank needs more amp-hours, and the array needs at least another identical Unisolar 68 watt do-gooder... which means i'm still figuring out what's going to work the best for me, but so far, i'm very pleased with the results.
the phrase, bigger is better is often not true. unless you're talking about piles of money (bigger IS better), or telescope aperture, and photovoltaic wattage. the larger the wattage the more "work" it can do. individually this is a nice little semi-portable (car camping only, no hiking in with this baby) panel... but in a group of two or more i can see how it would really kick ass... can't wait to add another to my array. thank you.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By 68redcedar on April 28, 2013
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The paper backing, once starting to be removed could not be stopped, or it would adhere to the adhesive like instant super glue, and the paper would need to be started to be peeled from another direction.

By the time I had finished the area was abound in small pieces of backing paper, the sky had turned black from my cursing, the neighbors had fled for the hills with their children due to the overwhelming frustration of applying this by myself, without help, on my campervan roof.

Having another set of hands and doing it in cooler weather, not in direct sunlight would have been info I would loved to have known of in advance. I really stressed the panel badly when a section stuck to the roof in an improper spot, but it still seems to output its rated amps.

When first installed it output way more than expected.

While these are flexible, they are not meant to be rolled and unrolled daily. The edges will make a mess of whatever they come into contact with. While they can bend, they cannot stretch or compress, so with compound curves like a campervan roof, there will be some wrinkles in undesirable areas.

This panel uses the older MC3 cables,which are harder to find, especially in 10 awg.

The ePVL-68 model uses the MC4 connectors, and instead of exiting off the rear of the panel like the PVL, they exit off to the sides. I like this panel for this routing in my installation, but more flexible MC4 cabling would have made installation and routing of the wiring easier.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michael R Mancuso on December 15, 2012
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used with my RV to keep the battery charged. Found it did extend battery time in the day time my several hours until I had to start up the generator. Looking to get another one soon.
I did mount it on a flat board to allow reposition as the sun angle changes.
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