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Old 09-22-2013
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How do you store excess energy?

So I was thinking... Do boaters who generate power from renewables like wind, towed hydro, solar etc... have systems on board to store excess generated energy?

For example.

You're in the Caribbean and a couple of hours sunlight in the morning has topped up your batteries from overnight use.

What do you do with the rest of the days energy?

Do you have a small electric water maker to use the excess solar to top off your fresh water tanks?
A small electric ice maker?
Etc...

Can these systems be designed in to automatically come on once the batteries are topped off?

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