Originally Posted by Heckler56
It is known that flexible panels degrade much quicker than ridged panels. The warranties from the company reflect that. I wouldn’t expect these to be that long lasting.
Owning a 2015 with a stock 100W flex panel, I agree that fixed flex panels exposed daily to the elements degrade in a few years. That's why I've replaced mine with ridged renogy panels.
I was envisioning using these foldable soft panels like I would use a solar suitcase, when parked in the shade or to charge my GZ lithium power bank. The advantage I see is that they are lighter, more compact and easier to store in our AI than a bulky suitcase.
So in this scenario, they wouldn't necessarily be exposed to the elements daily
and may not degrade as quickly as ones fixed permanently outside! Also some of these are reasonably priced, $250 for 200W!
I was hoping that someone on this forum would have already have owned one and could share their experiences in using it!