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witzgall 06-07-2017 12:40

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!

Thanks,
Chris

Bleemus 06-07-2017 13:22

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560 watts solar and a Superwind 350.

Darby695 06-07-2017 13:44

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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.

Ver

StuM 06-07-2017 14:02

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800W to a 1000Ah AGM house bank.

Pete7 06-07-2017 14:22

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240w into a 220AH bank.

sailormed 06-07-2017 14:25

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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.

B00B00 07-07-2017 04:04

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450w solar and a 300w watt hydro generator charging 880 ah - 4 x 220ah 12v batteries.

conachair 07-07-2017 04:08

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300W into 225Ah , back to full charge nearly every day.

sailorboy1 07-07-2017 04:16

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290W into a 440AH bank, going to double the solar in the next couple of months based on experience

Sandero 07-07-2017 04:17

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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.

tmcdonagh 07-07-2017 04:54

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18 watt aurinco tops off the house battery while she waits on the mooring for me all week.

rdomaleski 07-07-2017 08:41

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sailormed (Post 2428164)
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.

Hi Sailormed,

How do you like your Sunpower 327W panels? Considering getting them for my leopard 45

DMCantor 07-07-2017 08:54

Re: Poll: What is the size of your solar array
 
495 Watts + a D400

foggysail 07-07-2017 09:17

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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."

contrail 07-07-2017 09:50

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760 watts, 960 amp hour battery bank, Morningstar controller.


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