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Old 07-10-2012, 13:32   #1
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Solar Power on a Bristol 24

I have just purchased a great old B24 that has a nice 12v battery system in place. I plan to install a PV panel on her before next season and am wondering about location. I am an electrical contractor by profession and we do some PV systems - I have a good idea of the system needs. My real concern is placing the panel so that it looks good, I can conceal the wiring, and not have it in the way of anything.
Also, do you think I should install it on a stainless rack or is aluminum ok?
I was thinking about mounting it flat on the outboard trunk cover, but, not to sure about that. Maybe hang it off the back?

Advice, as always, is much appreciated.


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