Sunflare modules are the best solar panel in partial shade. Sunflare modules have bypass diodes for each individual cell. This means when a cell is shaded, only that individual cell stops producing power. Traditional solar modules have a bypass diode per string of cells. Therefore, if just one cell is covered the whole string will not produce power. If the shade is across a single row, the entire panel can be knocked out.
Can I walk on my solar panels?
The answer is yes if you have Sunflare Flex60 panels. Sunflare panels are far more flexible than silicon-based solar panels—even the “semi-flexible” silicon products that are marketed. That flexibility eliminates the problem of micro-cracking. Micro-cracking compromises the electrical integrity and reduces the power output of the panels over time. You can’t see the micro-cracks, but they are microscopic cracks that can happen with silicon cells the rough handling of panels in transit or during installation.
The flexibility that’s built into Sunflare cells make Flex60 easier to install.
How do I maintain my solar panels?
Because you can walk on Sunflare Flex60, the easiest panels to keep clean. Just run a damp microfiber mop over the panel and you are done.