I recently completed a 3 phase solar project
Phase 1 - 2 50w BP Solar panels
connected to a Blue Sky 2512ix. Fixed mounting over my dodger
Phase 2 - 2 65w BP Solar panels
added to the PV array. Removable and mounted to lifeline rails.
Phase 3 - 1 140w BP Solar
panel added to the PV array. Fixed mounting over the bimini
1. Adding 140w panel started overloading 2512iX. Upgraded to the Bluesky 3024iL and been much happier.
2. Use 8 or 10 guage wire to minimize voltage drop.
3. All panels
shoud be compatible with regards to voltage and technology (stay with Kyrocera, or BP, or Sharp, or whatever.
4. Buy good panels
from an established manufacturer.
5. Spend money
for good mountings. Don't go cheap
. When it gets windy, these panels, especially larger ones, become sails
and will break free if allowed. These larger panels also get pretty heavy so plan accordingly.