Semi-flexible Modules

Semi-flexible modules to fit arched mounting area

If the design of your application demands an arched plane for the PV mounting area, our PV panels are bendable to follow the curvature. Bending is possible over either axis, comparable to a piece of paper. The maximum bending radius is 30 cm without breaking cells. A panel fixed to a radius will never present all the cells at the optimum angle to the solar irradiation, so a reduction in power output is inevitable. The more a panel is arched the less power will be available. Thus, we strongly recommend using flat mounting areas as much as possible to achieve full power output.

Hans Gochermann, founder of Gochermann Solar Technology, demonstrates flexibility of a PV module