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Old 02-05-2016, 15:46   #1
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High Efficiency Solar Advice... Please Help

I'd like to add two or three solar panels to our boat this season. I've already explored mounting the soft style Solbian panels to the top of the Bimini, but others who've done so with our configuration, have experienced shading issues. So I'm now looking at the possibility of hanging a couple high efficiency panels off the stern railings like the ones shown in the picture. Our boat is larger, so the panels will look much smaller. Hopefully, 200-300 watts of solar.

Does anyone know where I can buy some quality high efficiency panels and brackets? The kind of brackets that can fold down if necessary, like when docking the boat. Even better if you know where I can purchase them in Italy... Sardinia would be huge!

Again... Looking for a source for mounting brackets and panels similar to the ones shown in the photo.

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Re: High Efficiency Solar Advice... Please Help

Here's a picture of the stern before I cleaned it up. We no longer have the bikes (the new Brompton folding bikes are kept inside), and the fenders are gone. So I now have a couple of places for solar panels. I've already considered the area above the Davits, but there's a steering wheel in the way, and I need to get into the dinghy periodically while its up in the Davits to tighten things up, pump it up or just take care of things. So placing them in that location probably won't work, besides... the paddle boards need a place to live.
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Re: High Efficiency Solar Advice... Please Help

SVB black panels are high efficiency (per sq mt/ft).

You will find higher efficiency panels (per kg/lib).

https://www.svb.de/de/sunpower-hochl...larmodule.html

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