Solar is no longer in the future it is here now, and an excellent way to power your boat or home. I have been installing solar panels on my boats for the last ten years. The improvements in the last 5 years have been dramatic.
I use quality products sold by Ocean Planet Energy on my last two boats and have been extremely happy with the results. So once again I am using Solbian SP (high output) flex panels on Kincora, with Genasun charge controllers, and an Oasis Firefly battery. This setup has amazing output and is designed for the marine environment. Just look at the Vendee Globe, Class 40, and other ocean trekking boats and you will see Solbian panels. They are rugged, bond to the deck for very low profile, and you can walk on them.
Check out the video, you will be impressed how low profile and easy the panels are to install on the deck.
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