Re: Stainless steel arch Canaries
Thanks Kent. Trying hard not to affect the design and lines of the 54 with an Arch. Even though the stern is the most logical place for it. I think some of the new solar panels are less sensitive to shadow and multiple controllers, stratigcally connected, should produce better results. Still a work in progress.
Mohammad and Aty
AMEL 54 #099
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of karkauai via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 9:33 AM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Stainless steel arch Canaries
I put 600W of hard panels on my arch, and 250W soft panels on my cockpit enclosure. The soft ones are mounted aft of the boom, but still contribute only 7% of my total solar charging experience. When at anchor I swing the boom off to the side, but still don't see significant output. There's almost always a shadow from a shroud or mast on one of the panels. I have both of the panels on the same controller, I would probably get better output if they were on separate controllers.
As currently configured, the soft panels aren't worth the money and effort. The hard panels on the arch are great.
Kent and Iris
On Jul 16, 2020 10:56 AM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote: