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More on solar panels.

Ive been looking for some solar panels to keep the batteries in my Pearson charged up. Now im going to admit right out, im broke so cheap is my only option. Ive been looking at the Sunsei line from WM, but they are still high priced. Ive got one of the $99 SE-500 panels, but it doesnt do alot for keeping up with my useage. Ive been looking at the SE-1500, but at $179 plus another $40 for the controller, its still a bit high for not much power output.

Now ive just found that Costco sells the same panels under the Coleman name for ALOT less. They sell a kit that has three SE-1500 panels and a controller for $289. Now this is alot cheaper than west marine. I know these arnt high output panels, but for what i need, they will do fine. Im going to have 2 Trojan T-105's soon. My power useage isnt that much. Ive got a Davis Megalight for my anchor light, i use maybe 2 hours a night of my cabin lights. Now my cabin lights are the old style house sized bulbs. I know they are high power. I dont have any other way to charge than solar or my generator and that sucker is noisy.

Costco - ColemanĀ® CL3600 Solar Back up Power Kit 54 Watts by ICP

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