Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Solar panels for SM
Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
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Hi Ian & Judy
We had Riza (Emek) make our davits and are completely happy with them as they are far nicer looking than anything else we have seen ever and the price was good too. I doubt you will have equally nice ones made any cheaper. He shipped ours to Australia and it was not difficult to have them welded together and fitted locally.
There are many options for size of panels. You would need to decide on that first and provide the correct measurements. We went with 2 x 260w (34v) panels run in series through a Tracer MPPT with MT50 display so have 520w optimised as it is in series. We ideally wanted 600w but find 520w quite adequate as we typically get 10 amp hrs x 26v in winter and up to 20 amp hrs x 26v peak in summer so rarely ever run the generator now, although in our case we are not cruising full time yet.
Good luck with it. You will not regret getting a good large solar system on board. It has certainly transformed our boat.
Colin & Lauren Streeter
Island Pearl II, aMEL 53 #332
On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 11:31 PM, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
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