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MPPT Controller for 270w of solar and a wind genny

I know this is the most basic sort of question, but I've had a look around the forums and haven't been able to find an answer. I was hoping that some of you sailnet gurus might have an answer for me.

I am purchasing all the components for an electrical system on my boat, and need a recommendation for an MPPT charge controller. I plan to have two 135w solar panels, as well as a wind generator (a rutland or a home-build).

I want a controller that can handle both the solar and wind power, as well as be economical. The system will only be installed on the boat for a year, so it doesn't need to be top of the line but I will be in some remote areas and want something that will be reliable.
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Solar and wind need a very different type of regulation.
There are only a couple of regulators that will do both and they are not the best regulators for either.
Most people use separate regulators for wind and solar. Two controllers provides redundancy. The failure of one component will not leave you with no power.
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Re:

Thanks Noelex. I was beginning to get that feeling after looking through different controller options. It looks like I'll be getting two then!
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Re: MPPT Controller for 270w of solar and a wind genny

Blue Sky 3024i DUO does both they say I am going with Aurinc Blixt 20+ to control my solar panel
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