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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).

Title: Re: Solar panel
Post by: forumFan on August 30, 2017, 08:54:58 AM
hey
I was thinking about solar panels for my home, but not sure. Can you tell me more about solar panel, is it working fine, Is it enough one panel to heat up water for the whole family?
Thank you