Originally Posted by svlamorocha
Does anyone have any experience (good or bad) with the “Semi-Flexible 135 Watt Solar Panel, High Efficiency Sunpower Marine Rated” panels sold in ebay for $269 or so by a vendor called “discountsolar”?
Just to close the loop. I ended up buying
the 100W flexible panel from these guys and shipped to USVI for 229 dollars plus 16 dollars shipping
I am very pleased with the panel. It produced 42Ah in its first day at work despite a few bits of cloud and rain.
The panel fits very nicely in the back end of the bimini
that will not be touched by the boom ever.
Here is my materials list for the project
1 - $229 solar panel from Discount Solar via Ebay
2- 25 feet of AWG duplex wire from genuinedeals.com at about 1.05 dollars per foot.
3- Victron MPPT
75/15 controller (about 110 dollars inc shipping from Peter Kenney YS)
4- Clam/gland fitting from defender ( about 15 dollars plus shipping)
5 - MC4 male and female connectos from Renogy via Amazon ( about 8 dollars)
6 - Two butt connectors with heatshrinl for AWG 10.
7 - Two ring connectors to connect AWG to shunt and battery
8 - Watts Up amp counter - about 50 bucks from Amazon
I am very happy and will order another panel soon. I will connect both in series to the Victron 75/15 MPPT controller.
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