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Re: Solar power ~ no more running the engine
"Would like to see some non-theoretical, longitudinal data on the number of watt/hrs actually captured by solar panels on boats."
Oh, come on smurph, that's not even trying. Sandia Labs and other hands-on places have solid data for what solar panels produce versus location and rating. If you want them to preform all the tests again "on boats" beause there's some magical effect on the water, then you'll have to do what I did a couple of years ago, deploy a set of panels and take measurerments every 15 minutes and see what effect the BOAT has on anything.
The numbers are all out there for anyone who bothers to look for them. Sandia, universities, other countries, all the data are about the same.