As the Owner/Manufacturer of the KISS wind gen...and someone who has lived aboard full time now with a family
of 4 starting with 260W of solar and is not up to 1390W, you want to keep the wind gen and solar controlers seperate and you want as much solar as you can fit on the damn boat! The controlers that try to do both (wind and solar) don't do either that well, so I like to keep them seperate.
There are plenty of good solar MPPT
controlers on the market so that's a relative easy choice.
For the KISS wind generator
the recommended controler is something nice and easy like the Tristar 45 made my morningstar. Then add to this a diversion load and the generator becomes set-it and forget it. Wthout the controller or diversion load, the KISS will work fine (and has for 20yrs) but you will have to turn if off when your batteries are full or when you leave the boat. That works well for some people looking for simplicity and cost savings, but other liks the set-it and forget it approach.
If you want more detailed infor on the KISS wind generator
or the set-up just shoot me an email
and I'll be happy to help. Do you need a wind gen? I get that question all the time and the answer depends. Before we completely over did our solar we were getting 25-30% of our power needs from the wind gen so it did help, but with a generator onboard, I would not make the mistake almost everyone makes and assume wrongly that you have to have everything dialed in and installed before you go cruising (and don't really know **** about what you will need/want). You can add things once you learn how you like to run your boat rather than taking advice from others who are telling you how they like to run their boat. This is a very common discussion out in anchorages
around the cruising fleet.
The absolute best way to outfit a cruising boat would be to cruise
on it for a season without spending any money
on it and THEN do your system upgrades. I know...I know...I know...this isn't how society works and as a gear
manufacturer I should want people to buy buy buy but I'm also a live aboard cruiser myself and have blown money
myself on **** I didn't need, so more valuable advice than what refrigeration
system, water maker, solar panel, charger
, wind gen is best, my advice would be slow down, put your money away and spend a season cruising on the boat. Then see what YOU want and need after having more meaningfull conversations at sundown cocktail hours at anchor!