Just wondered how these were holding up for you?Always wanted to mount a panel on hood, but until these semi rigid models came out I couldn’t do it. They are a thin skin of aluminum so they don’t suffer issues with wind and dirt like the plastic flexible ones.
It is a lot of flat real estate screaming to be used. I'd be concerned in a situation like this that it would be like looking into a mirror.
This is mitigated by buying a good solar panel, not something cheap. A well made solar panel is going to have material or coating to keep sunlight in, not reflect it. A high gloss surface is indicative of a cheap panel or an old one made before newer materials and surface coatings were introduced. And like the other photo of the black solar panel, that's another way to reduce bright areas. Black backing is less effective for energy production than white, but is visually better looking at better at lowering glare issues.
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Works superb. Keeps my rig topped off, reduces glare while driving, and takes up zero space away from the more valuable real estate. Highly recommend it.Just wondered how these were holding up for you?
Looks like a great idea. Sure it won't work when you are parked in the shade, but a lot of times I won't be, and this would keep me from needing to deploy a remote panel.