I just ordered the Iverson's bimini
and brackets for solar panels
. I want the maximum wattage for the confined footprint possible.
The boat has a split backstay, and the panels
must fit inside of the split. I will have about 67-65 inches of room. The backstay is hydraulic and loses space as it is applied. Lowering the bimini
won't work as I am 6'4" and want to stand at the helm
. The original plan was 2 x 240w Sanyos, which would be 61L x 64W (both). There would be no window to see the main with this 480w array. Plan B would be one Sunpower 345 mounted at the back of the bimini, and have a window. The rest of the system would be a Outback or Midnite controller, breakers, etc. The panels
would have the MC4 connectors, with the wire run below deck
to a bus bar, and then thicker cable for the rest of the distance.
I have read over a thousand posts on solar
, but only want to do this once. Any thoughts on the project
? Any San Diego
sources for Sunpower?