Sunday, December 13, 2015

Solar Panels

Note the pretty Island Packet 27 two boats over.

We finished mounting the two new 100 watt solar panels on top of the bimini today. Now we will have 340 total watts available to recharge our battery banks while we are sailing or at anchor. Since we enjoy using our refrigerator on board this is a very welcome addition.

Simple mounting system - Top
Simple mounting system - Bottom

Originally Mike planned on putting the solar panels farther forward on each side of the bimini. Concerns that the boom could possibly hit one or both panels eliminated that plan. The panels should work better in their new spot anyway as there is less chance of them being shaded by the boom or sail.



1 comment:

  1. Very nice Mike and Brenda. Following your adventures is a thrill!!! Merry Christmas to you both.