Why We’re Different

 

Until now, solar panels for RVs, boats and other vehicles came in just two flavors: large glass picture frames, or thin flexible sheets. LightLeaf Solar's SSP is a new and better breed. Here's why:

Flexible Solar Panel

Weight (100W Panel)

2.5 - 5 kg

Stiffness

N/A

Not intended for loading

Support Required

Yes

Aesthetics

“Pasted on” at best with sealant, at worst with tape or ropes

Durability

Susceptible to stepping or wind-induced flapping damage. Should not be flexed even though the structure allows it.

Mounting Method

Tape, velcro, adhesive, rope, or bungee cords. Must be mounted on a smooth surface.

Rigid Glass Solar Panel

Weight (100W Panel)

9 - 15 kg

Stiffness

N/A

Not intended for loading

Support Required

Yes

Aesthetics

Awkward-looking , incongruous, sharp, and straight

Durability

Susceptible to impact damage or inadvertent loading (stepping or improper mounting).

Mounting Method

Needs substantial hardware to connect the frame’s edge to an existing structure, and restrictions often apply.

LightLeaf Solar’s SSP

Weight (100W Panel)

2.0 kg

Stiffness

High - Aerospace performance

carbon cored structure

Support Required

No

Aesthetics

Seamless, flush installation on almost any object. Carbon weave finish.

Durability

Impact tolerant, abrasion resistant, polycarbonate, step-able, and immune to flapping.

Mounting Method

Either integrated with the structure, it is the structure itself, or using embedded hard point mounts.