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Old 09-06-2018, 23:42   #211
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Do you happen to have any pictures?
Unfortunately not in the moment. I am stil on the dry dock in a tight space between lots of vessels, so I cant take a picture from the side for a good impression of the solution.

I am planning to be floating again in 2 weeks, so still lots of refit work to do until then...
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Old 10-06-2018, 00:18   #212
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I have 2kw on the back. 6 x 360w panels.

Photos in the other thread on our 450F 'Refit for a cruising Cat'.

You could easily do 3 x 360w panels and have a very low profile setup. I know a Hellia 44 who's about to do just that.

At anchor atm, so can't take a side shot, but for reference mine stick out to just short of the end of the dinghy davits. Makes a great shade for the back.

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Hi guys!


I just bought myself a beautiful Lagoon 450 and I am about to order solar panels! I have been reading trough this forum and looked at all the pictures.


I am looking at putting 5 x 300 watts on the back, building a stainless tube frame and it will look good.


My only concern is that the 300 watt panels will go to far back, making my new good looking baby look like a spaceship.


Does anyone have any pictures of your solar installations from the side, I mean a picture of the boat from the side?


I seems like a 300 watt panel will go almost 1660 mm from the roof and back- correct?


Ok- enough about this- hoping for replies!
Why only put 300W panels when you can use 360W panels. Sunpower 360W panels and other brands will give you another 300W for the same area. will cost more but worthwhile.
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Why only put 300W panels when you can use 360W panels. Sunpower 360W panels and other brands will give you another 300W for the same area. will cost more but worthwhile.
I opted for the 96 cell 330Wp , they are smaller than the 360Wp, (1.05m x 1.56m) fit better, and provide 52V Vmp / 60V Voc. The higher voltage allows for thinner cabling / lower amps on the panel to controller connection.
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I opted for the 96 cell 330Wp , they are smaller than the 360Wp, (1.05m x 1.56m) fit better, and provide 52V Vmp / 60V Voc. The higher voltage allows for thinner cabling / lower amps on the panel to controller connection.
For reference:

The Sunpower X22-360's are 59.1V Vmpp / 69.5V Voc panels, and measure 1558mm x 1046mm

Same size, higher voltage, more watts.

https://us.sunpower.com/sites/sunpow...lar-panels.pdf

These are the ones I'm using. 6 panels setup in 2 sets of 3-in-paralell to a pair of Victron SmartSolar 150/100 controllers

‎€435 each atm +VAT, from Sunpower Italy. (Friend just ordered some couple days ago).

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Nice panels.... 30Wp more per panel. Expensive, but nice!
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