SailNet Community - View Single Post - Solar Panels
Thread: Solar Panels
View Single Post
Old 02-25-2007
cpcohen cpcohen is offline
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 42
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
cpcohen is on a distinguished road

You won't learn much from a single, small panel "under test".

You really need more information -- ultimately, an "energy budget" for the boat. Then, you figure out how much of that budget can be supplied by the biggest solar array you can mount.

I remember that Calder's "Boat Owner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual" goes through the details.

The planning is important. "Upgrading" is more expensive than doing it right the first time.

Reply With Quote Share with Facebook