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Title: Solar panel
Post by: Herver on January 09, 2017, 20:47:14 PM
Hi
I have a solar panel, working well (about 100w), but too heavy. I want to change it, but there are so many models ...
Any info about the ones installed on the new minis ? (brand and reference) ??


Thanks

Title: Re: Solar panel
Post by: Herver on January 10, 2017, 20:16:06 PM
The answer has been given by Lucas on the french forum:
https://www.solariflex.com/182-panneaux-souples

Thanks to him !
Title: Re: Solar panel
Post by: Ed Sned on January 26, 2017, 14:27:47 PM
Not sure where you're based, but worth also looking here https://www.marlec.co.uk/solar-power/?v=79cba1185463 (https://www.marlec.co.uk/solar-power/?v=79cba1185463). They seem to distribute several brands, and you can either buy direct through them or go to a retailer once you know what you're after.
Title: Re: Solar panel
Post by: Herver on January 26, 2017, 20:22:55 PM
Thank you ! I have just ordered today the new one.
I have now the old one to sold (for info: based in France in Les Sables d Olonne on the W coast)



Title: Re: Solar panel
Post by: SimonColl on August 21, 2017, 09:03:06 AM
I'm thinking of getting some solar panels but I wonder if they really generate enough power to make them worth it.
Title: Re: Solar panel
Post by: Herver on August 21, 2017, 09:25:14 AM
Hi Simon
Sure they do.
For info, I have a solar panel of 80W which is far enough for my use (daily trip, using VHF, pilot, GPS, ampli for music with a single battery). I never plug the boat.
If you race day and nigth, as the mini circuit, they have 2 batteries, and most of them now have only solar panels (2 x 50 W, or 2 x 80 W).