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We're in the market for solar panels for our 46' sloop. At a recent boat show we saw Defender was carrying GANZ CPV Series. They are thin and light weight. Has anyone tried these out? Any other brand recommendations? We're looking to install enough for about 100 watt output.

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Kyocera panels are highly rated and widely used. Sharp panels are excellent as well.

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kyocera pannels are the only one rated for the back end of a boat,output warrenty for 25 years,i have 2 85 watt. they do an awesome job
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I also have Kyocera. 2 x 130w. Great panels. They keep the beer and ice cream cold!

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Check out sunelec.com for good prices on solar panels
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rgrav - I see this is your first post. Do you have any connection to the company you are recommending? If so, full disclosure is required.
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Kyocera panels on Elephants Child and they do the job.
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If that's sunelectric out of Miami. I will give them a vote.......i2f

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We also use Kyocera. We have 3 135 watts and they do a great job. You will also need a good controler. That's just as important.
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We have two new (this year) 50 watt Kyocera panels with a Blue Sky regulator -- today in the noon day sun in St Thomas we were pumping 7.2 amps into the batteries. If I had more room I'd put more on and never run the genset again.
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