SailNet Community - View Single Post - solar panel
Thread: solar panel
View Single Post
  #6  
Old 10-23-2009
lshick lshick is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 103
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 5
lshick is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Skype™ to lshick
Our system is somewhat similar to Cruisingdad's. See 021005 Solar panels on arch 6 and 021005 Solar panels on dodger.

In addition to the other good observations, I would suggest putting a lot of work into eliminating shadows. There's a boat in the marina a couple of slips from ours in the Rio Dulce that has two panels on an arch, with stout poles rising port and starboard to support radar and wind gen. I'd wager that he seldom sees more than 50% of what his panels are capable of, because one of those poles is almost always going to be throwing a shadow across both panels.
__________________
Larry Shick
V42-148 "Moira"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook