I have been going over numerous threads on solar
and am still confused on a couple of points. If someone could provide me with some answers (or even point me to their previous responses to the same questions) it would be appreciated.
Current electrical system
is as follows:
2x50W BP250/1 panels
- age unknown
controller BP Solar GRR1000M (think this is 10amp)
calculated estimate 205ah/day
We are in a marina at present and on shore power
but will be heading off in June for extended cruising
with most time spent at anchor
Looking at upgrading solar as follows:
2xKyocera 245W panels
Outback Flexmax 60 MPPT
My questions are as follows:
What to do with my existing panels and controller and can they be integrated into the upgrade? If so, how? I can relocate the existing panels to the roof of the pilot house where they will receive some shading but I need the space over the stern for the two new 245w panels.
If the existing panels can be incorporated into the system, do I integrate them with the other panels (series or parallel configuration) or can I just run them as a completely separate system on their existing controller?
Specs for the old panels:
Specs for the new panels:
Any assistance appreciated.