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Old 01-13-2019, 02:30 PM   #41
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DenverTransplant, Iím curious about your choice to mount flexible solar panels with Eternabond tape vs hardmount with brackets. I have heard that air needs to circulate around the panels (which would favor the hardmount with brackets), but I confess I am intrigued by the low profile and ease of installation of using Eternabond tape. And I really donít want to drill more holes in my roof. How long have you had this setup? Any regrets about using the tape?
Theyíve only been up there since spring, but so far things have been fine. I knew I might be giving up some efficiency due to heating, but circulation is not required. Iíll inspect things this spring.

There are a series of videos on flexible solar panels put out by RV with Tito. His experience has been good, with just some minor issues with water intrusion which were easily fixed. His oldest panels have been installed for 6 years

https://rvwithtito.com/topics/65
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Old 01-13-2019, 06:05 PM   #42
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Theyíve only been up there since spring, but so far things have been fine. I knew I might be giving up some efficiency due to heating, but circulation is not required. Iíll inspect things this spring.

There are a series of videos on flexible solar panels put out by RV with Tito. His experience has been good, with just some minor issues with water intrusion which were easily fixed. His oldest panels have been installed for 6 years

https://rvwithtito.com/topics/65
Thanks for the link to RV with Tito...I'll check it out!

Wondering if you (or someone) can tell me how "eternal" Eternabond tape is? If I put it on the roof, and change my mind or want to change location of solar panel, how hard is it to get the tape off?
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Old 01-13-2019, 06:14 PM   #43
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Thanks for the link to RV with Tito...I'll check it out!

Wondering if you (or someone) can tell me how "eternal" Eternabond tape is? If I put it on the roof, and change my mind or want to change location of solar panel, how hard is it to get the tape off?
lol, it is REALLY tough to get off. Dont put it someplace you dont want it. Great stuff though.
PS, it can be removed though not real easy with a heat gun or hair dryer
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Old 01-13-2019, 06:26 PM   #44
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Thanks for the link to RV with Tito...I'll check it out!

Wondering if you (or someone) can tell me how "eternal" Eternabond tape is? If I put it on the roof, and change my mind or want to change location of solar panel, how hard is it to get the tape off?
They mean the Eterna part. But you can get it off

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