Solar deck instead of solar panels - Page 3 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree5Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 01-26-2012
davidpm's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 3,808
Thanks: 204
Thanked 50 Times in 42 Posts
Rep Power: 8
davidpm is on a distinguished road
ulferlingsson

Would this be a place to start learning:
LEARN TO BUILD YOUR OWN SOLAR CELLS PANELS DIY KIT | eBay

They are 2/2 not 6x6 but I'm thinking it might be enough to learn on.

I see many panels are 3 x 6 is that OK?
What about these?
108-3x6 solar cells manufacturing grade cells with wire kit and leadbox(A grade) | eBay

Do you have a link for the panels you used?
How do you choose.?

Are you using any encapsulant?
Did you sand the clear gellcoat?
If not how did you get it smooth?

Last edited by davidpm; 01-26-2012 at 03:43 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #22  
Old 11-17-2012
Waymar83's Avatar
Not quite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Christ Church, Barbados
Posts: 346
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
Waymar83 is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to Waymar83
Re: Solar deck instead of solar panels

Although this is an old thread, I am very curious and impressed as hell. Way to go! There are lots of compromises sure but its a great idea and needs to be tested under real conditions. Hope you are still around on Sailnet and will post an update on how its going. Its something I would sure consider on my Jeanneau 32 now that the boat will be on a mooring most days and I want to keep the fridge cold...
__________________
Mark
Now based in Barbados.... and wait for it.....the boat is too!

Waymar - Jeanneau, Attalia
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #23  
Old 11-17-2012
CorvetteGuy's Avatar
72 C&C Corvette
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: PHYC
Posts: 318
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 4
CorvetteGuy is on a distinguished road
Re: Solar deck instead of solar panels

Love to see pics of the cabin interior and how the wires were hidden from veiw seems like there mite be a few to run.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #24  
Old 11-17-2012
svHyLyte's Avatar
Old as Dirt!
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 2,823
Thanks: 15
Thanked 114 Times in 108 Posts
Rep Power: 7
svHyLyte is on a distinguished road
Re: Solar deck instead of solar panels

The following "Deck Mounted Solar System" is easy to install and will definitely energize an entire race crew:



Solar panel Bikini's!!!
__________________
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."

Last edited by svHyLyte; 11-17-2012 at 01:48 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #25  
Old 12-25-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 15
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
oldfurr is on a distinguished road
Re: Solar deck instead of solar panels

Completely flexible plastic stick on solar cells with the same output as regular cells are now coming out of the lab & could be in production within a few years, should be a real game changer for solar power afloat as well as everywhere else. I'd imagine they would quickly be available/adaptable as ruggedized nonslip cut to fit rolls if they go into production. Looks like the weight would be HUGELY reduced compared to current set-ups.
I can't link but a short article is on the site Extremetech "Stanford creates flexible, high-efficiency peel-and-stick solar cells"
By Sebastian Anthony on December 24, 2012 at 8:48 am

Last edited by oldfurr; 12-25-2012 at 08:45 PM. Reason: Wrong word
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #26  
Old 12-25-2012
davidpm's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 3,808
Thanks: 204
Thanked 50 Times in 42 Posts
Rep Power: 8
davidpm is on a distinguished road
Re: Solar deck instead of solar panels

Stanford creates flexible, high-efficiency peel-and-stick solar cells | ExtremeTech
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #27  
Old 12-26-2012
-OvO-'s Avatar
Owl
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 219
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 3
-OvO- is on a distinguished road
Re: Solar deck instead of solar panels

Peel-and-Stick: Fabricating Thin Film Solar Cell on Universal Substrates : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group

7.5% efficiency - that will need to improve, too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #28  
Old 12-26-2012
Barquito's Avatar
Barquito
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,046
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Barquito is on a distinguished road
Re: Solar deck instead of solar panels

I'm not an expert on solar, but, my guess is that for the square footage of solar cells, not a lot more power will be produced than an array mounted off the stern that doesn't have the problems with ventilation, thick overcoatings, and shading.
__________________
Bristol 27
Cirque
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #29  
Old 12-27-2012
blutoyz's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 640
Thanks: 10
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 3
blutoyz is on a distinguished road
Re: Solar deck instead of solar panels

I only have one thing to say about the solar deck....


Awesome!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #30  
Old 01-30-2013
jobberone's Avatar
Go Cowboys
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southeast US
Posts: 87
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 3
jobberone is on a distinguished road
Re: Solar deck instead of solar panels

How fragile are the current cells being used? I like the cells atop a hard binimi (saying that without any experience) and was wondering if you can walk on them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Solar Panels dougshipl Gear & Maintenance 20 05-05-2012 12:28 AM
Where did you put solar panels? stevemac00 Pacific Seacraft 27 04-08-2011 10:00 PM
Solar Panels? LandLocked66c Electrical Systems 18 01-30-2010 12:32 PM
solar panels johnnyboats Gear & Maintenance 25 11-14-2008 10:24 PM
More on solar panels. SVDistantStar Gear & Maintenance 47 04-04-2008 08:58 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:06 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.