The panels produce the electricity as I expected. I mounted the panels in May and spent all the summer in the Mediterraneum being, on average, 3 nights on anchor
, one night in a marina. Below is the translation to English
of a post I made in a Spanish forum after the first week using the panels.
I had promised to tell you how the panels behave. This is what I'm doing now. I came to San Antonio in Ibiza, about a week ago. We have been anchored in coves of this beautiful Balearic Island and my observation is this:
- 08h - idle 12.6 V (12.3 V when the refrigerator
- 10h - more than 13 V
- 12h - 14.2 V
The shadow on the panels is rare and difficult to note regarding battery charging
My conclusion: the 220W panels offer more than enough for my 280Ah bank. Put in another way; the panels are capable of providing near 15A for about 8 hours and are able to replace about 120AH. I estimate that I spent about to 3A for 16 hours when there is no sun is, ie 48Ah. So all is well!