I have a 50'catamaran that I am preparing for a South Pacific
coconut milk run.
There is room across the back to install an arch that can hold either 4 210w or 185w Kyocera panels
. I am not looking to install a wind generator
as that may shade the solar panels
and defeat their purpose.
My house battery
bank is split with half in each hull
I would like to send the output of two panels
to one sides battery
bank and the output from the other two panels to the other sides battery bank.
So, I am looking for recommendations for charge controllers, which must be surface mounted, not flush mounted. Thinking about MPPTs.
Also, as the output wire(s) from the solar panels
will be next to the engine
rooms I would like to mount the controllers in the engine
rooms and I think I should be able to connect the output from the solar
controllers to where the alternator
outputs to the battery bank as the alternators already have a nice large wire going to each battery bank.
Feel free to jump in with your comments, suggestions, thoughts, etc.