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angus spence



Joined: 11 Nov 2012
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Location: Scotland, Glasgow

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:27 pm    Post subject: D34 solar panels Reply with quote

Hello,
I am considering fitting solar panel(s) to my D34. The ideal location would seem to be on the hatch garage between the spray-hood and the hinging deck hatch. I shall have to remember to check the dimensions when next at the boat. Has anyone fitted panels is this location (or anywhere else)? I expect that shading from either the mainsail or boom could be a possible issue. Another issue is that I am in Scotland with little sun light:-(

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Angus
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TimOnders



Joined: 10 Mar 2008
Posts: 150
Location: USA, WA, Seattle

PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Angus,

If you mount panels in that location, you will need to adjust the boom to avoid putting any shade on the panels while charging. For most panels, shade on any part of the panel will reduce the performance of the entire panel.

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Tim
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Milva



Joined: 28 Oct 2015
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Location: Sardegna / Italy

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:43 pm    Post subject: Solar panels Reply with quote



I installed two 125 WP panels here. They are from the newest generation from sunpower and i made good experiences. In the med, they produce enough power for the fridge, lights etc. Partial shadowing is no problem, i also walk on them.

Ahoi

Roman

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