in the next month or so....winter is coming.
Turned 55 in the last 30 days and am selling my house and will cut the lines next summer, enough of this white crap we call snow. Winters for me will be southern US east coast
and who knows how much farther south ? Boat
is not made for big water
,neither am I, but schedule is wide open so who knows....
I previously posted in this thread all existing equipment
with details of my, installed this year ,1260 amps of used 60 amp LiFePO4
Batteries and now I am looking for what you would do solar
wise if you were me.
I really do not like to run the generator
. I love my LiFePO4
batteries but at a max generator
charge rate of 150 amps per hour they take a long time to recharge if I let them run down .
I have the real estate, and will have the budget
to put up max 7 only 39'' X 59'' solar panels
I can get Kyocera
here in Montreal,Canada for 300.00 each Can $ plus tax but no shipping
, they are local. Model # KD215GX LFBS .
I bought one solar
panel as a sample , have designed , and am building the mounting aluminum
brackets for the 3 aft solar panels
for my boat
. The solar panels
will serve as a sun and rain bimini
The min 3 solar panels
aft are 40 feet from my batteries, taking into account the path the wires must travel.
The possible two sets forward are 30 feet from the batteries.
I can install them easily in a set of 3 far aft at the upper deck
level ( I am building the mounting hardware
now ), and will do this as a minimum.
Then 2 more with a little more dificultlt aft of my radar arch
Then 2 more with more difficultly forward of the radar arch
My questions are;
A )- what would you do if you had this possible set up ?
B )- How would you wire it?
- What gauge wires would you run...how would you run them ....series or paralelle
C )- What Mppt
controler or controllers would you use?
D ) - What extra fuses
, connection boxes, breakers, or electrical
items should I be thinking about other than the Solar panels, the wiring
and the MPPT
Thank you for your comments,