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Old 12-12-2009, 07:24   #1
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Solar Panels Mounting Place

Dear fellow sailors,

i want to add solar panels to my Lagoon 410. I was wondering where to put them. I thought about 4 * 130 W Kyocera panels.
Most solar panels are above the davits. But could you also put them above the bimini and walk over them or will they crack.

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I don't think you want to walk on them. A big reason you find them over the davits is to reduce shading of the panels, which will happen if they are on the bimini thanks to the boom and main.
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your first consideration should be shadows. even a small shadow, such as that cast by a backstay, can cause a huge loss of output for those panels.
cruising is entirely about showing up--in boat shoes.
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