Does anyone have any experience with the Panasonic/Sanyo HIT panels
in a marine environment
? I am trying to decide between the P/S HIT 220 or 240's and the Kyocera
215's, and wonder if they are equally durable. The Kyocera
seems to have a good reputation but I have not heard much about the P/S HIT.
difference is not the main issue for me in this application. The solar panels
will be installed on a Beneteau
46 and will be mounted above the large bimini
with welded SS support bars and some reinforcement. There is no shade from the boom at all, only from the backstay and occasionally the mast
Here is some of the Panasonic/Sanyo HIT hyperbole:
As temperatures rise, HIT Power solar panels
produce 10% or more electricity
(kWh) than conventional crystalline silicon solar panels
at the same temperature.
cells are hybrids of single
crystalline silicon surrounded by ultra-thin
amorphous silicon layers.
HIT Power panels have a double-wall black anodized aluminum
frame for extra
strength, and are tested to 60PSF.