Solara’s Power M solar panels have a thin aluminum backing plate that’s flexible and bendable to allow mounting on curved surfaces, such as a cabin top.
They are sturdy enough to be walked on, according to the manufacturer, and use SunPower monocrystalline back-contact cells that are rated at 22.5 percent efficiency. Features include increased voltage output (43 cells), powerful low-light performance and a predrilled cable exit hole. $1,299. Coastal Climate Control, Bowie, Maryland, (301) 352-5738. coastalclimatecontrol.com
This article originally appeared in the December 2015 issue.