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<100 Watts 6 4.92%
100-250 watts 31 25.41%
250-500 watts 46 37.70%
500-1000 watts 33 27.05%
> than 1000 watts 6 4.92%
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Old 06-07-2017, 12:40   #1
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Poll: What is the size of your solar array

HI All, I would like to get a feel for the size of solar arrays people are installing on their boats. So, please take the survey, and feel free to give a description of your setup in a post!

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Old 06-07-2017, 13:22   #2
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560 watts solar and a Superwind 350.
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Poll: What is the size of your solar array

945 Watts, with 600 amp hours at 3x 200 batteries.
With 60 % state of charge then turning on the system, current in gets to 60 + amps
Lagoon 380 with 3 x 315 domestic panels from Samsung, Midnite solar controller

Full system costs $7000 AUD including Stainless framing to provide extra shade by being level with the canvas Bimini at the rear.

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800W to a 1000Ah AGM house bank.
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Old 06-07-2017, 14:22   #5
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240w into a 220AH bank.
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Old 06-07-2017, 14:25   #6
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2 Sunpower 327 W panels in a fixed horizontal array above the bimini, charging 540 Ah of maintenance free lead acid batteries over an MPPT charger.
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Re: Poll: What is the size of your solar array

450w solar and a 300w watt hydro generator charging 880 ah - 4 x 220ah 12v batteries.
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300W into 225Ah , back to full charge nearly every day.
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290W into a 440AH bank, going to double the solar in the next couple of months based on experience
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I don't have an array. I have a pair of panels on the deck over the running rigging going to the cockpit. The panels are 28 years old and keep my batts topped off.
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18 watt aurinco tops off the house battery while she waits on the mooring for me all week.
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2 Sunpower 327 W panels in a fixed horizontal array above the bimini, charging 540 Ah of maintenance free lead acid batteries over an MPPT charger.
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How do you like your Sunpower 327W panels? Considering getting them for my leopard 45
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495 Watts + a D400
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I have 4 each supposed to be 140-150 watts each poly panels. The best I have seen is about 110 watts each. In June I installed a Victron 150/70 controller to accommodate my 4 each 295W Canadian monos that are back ordered until late September.

Anxious to get those panels delivered prior to possible huge tariffs imposed as a result of Suniva going bankrupt with 2% market share filing for protection under Section 201 of the 1974 Trade Act. From the Motley Fool "Suniva requested a duty of $0.40 per watt on imported solar cells, and a price floor of $0.78 per watt on solar modules." The Fool's headline states that this can result in "Biggest Disruption the U.S. Solar Industry Has Ever Seen."
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760 watts, 960 amp hour battery bank, Morningstar controller.
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