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Adding reflector to augment Solar

I am considering adding two reflector panels (that will only be deployed in low wind days) alongside my solar panels mounted on the Bimini. They will have limited movement for some hourly adjustment. Does it appear to have any value?

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No reason why it would not work. I would suggest you try it without first to see whether you need the boost. Makes more sense to do everything you can to avoid shading. Even the shadow of the backstay can have a serious effect.

After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.
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Re: Adding reflector to augment Solar

Just something to be aware of here is that the increased heat caused by reflectors could have a bad impact on your panels on very bright days.

I'd ask Mr. Google about it
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