Thanks guys, Ive learnt a lot that I thought I already knew enough about! Each of the controller providers has a string tool which will calculate if their controller is adequate for the number, size and type of panel and its interesting to play around with configurations to see what is recommended. It seems parallel wiring
is necessary and the victron 85/150 would work, as would the morningstar 60, however the morningstar would effectively cut off at 60A output, which, although a rare occurance, would limit it. Morningstar states it would not harm the controller at all. Im having trouble sourcing the panels
here in La Rochelle, although they are available there tends to be a 4-6 week wait.
The panel options are sunpower and BenQ which are both around 20% efficient. Classic style panels
are usually around 16%, so an extra 25% W for the same area is worthwhile. Prices are around EURO1.10/W for the BenQ
Id be happy with 750 - 1000W as it would fit on the davits
at 1550 deep x 2600 wide or 3150 wide for the larger array.
Emerald, did you put yours on the davits
Thanks again for all the feedback..