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Old 10-03-2008, 17:54   #1
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pirate Solar panel choices

We are finishing construction of our 20 meter power catamaran and are considering solar panels to complete our electrical We are looking at:
- Mitsubishi 125w (x4)
- Sunsei 2400 system
- Kyocera 130 or 85 (x4)
Does anyone have experience with these products? We need about 400W total.
Any good choice? Any horror story? Thanks
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Maqrie, check the warranty terms direct with the makers. Apparently some are no longer offering warranties, or their usual length warranties, "for marine use". They've found that sailboats can be a brutal place for solar panels.

I'd look first for the warranty for marine use, and only then at anything else.
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Old 10-03-2008, 18:45   #3
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Hellosailor, do you have any positive/negative experience with any of the 3 cited brands? The cat is a power catamaran with plenty of space for the cells.
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We have 2 x Kyocera 130s. 4 years old, no problems.
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