Last week I installed the Solbian Flex solar panels on Kincora. This week is part 2 where I wire the panels.
The Flex panels have an option where you can have the wires come out the bottom of the panel, I love this option, it keeps the deck clean and less chance of wires being damaged. I also went for a Genasun charge controllers for each panel. With one controller on three panels if one is shaded you loose efficiency of the other two, with a controller on each panel and one is shaded the other two are still efficient.
I need to thank Bruce Schwab and Tom Whitehead from Ocean Planet Energy for their great customer service.
Always check the ABYC code when performing wiring on your boat. Being an ABYC member and a NMEA certified electronics installer I highly recommend studying the code for the job. ABYC is a great organization and worth it to join if you do any work on your boat. ABYC is a huge resource of information on just about any repair or installation for your boat.
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