Portable solar power supply to use on your boat

On building a portable solar power supply to use on your boat.
Read how it's done. This kind of solar setup can be useful camping, motor homes, boats, surface covered up and can be used as an alternative power supply for living off the grid.


A total parts on it - there for around 200 dole's and I'll be using an old car battery to store the power from solar panel, a 40 watt 12 volt solar panel should be all you need to tell your fish finder, GPS, lights, radio, water pump and etc. If you running over for dry taught, you need at least a 100 watt.

Oakland solar panel


The power inverter converts 12 volt DC from the car battery into 240 volt. If you want a nice, if you live in the States this one is right to 1500 Watts - that came with these other go to leads to connect directly to the battery, but overhearing a 100 amp circuit breaker - to give it some overload protection.

This is the brain and the system 30 a.m. charge controller.


You connect the solar panel member tree to other charges, the battery to the correct voltage, when the battery is fully charged with the disconnect from the solar panel or direct access card to the load up, which you can use to heat water charge.

In other, per tree right well for appliance will control it, well for real you can connected to the inverter.

Being 30 amps means a at more solar panels as needed, 40 watt panel have only makes 3 amps maximum.

This is the Dawgs block over to the positive were coming from the solar panel.

That stops in it, making that to the panel, when the Sun Goes Down.

Some panels at the spill from ready, so they don't have to worry about, and the waterproof club.


You can using an old car battery to store the power from solar panel and run the inverter has a fairly low capacity, so upgrade to a deep cycle battery eventually.

Not sure to connect was to merchant terminals positive positive from
negative to negative, the control screen should light up and show the battery status.


Over to connect with the dog block to the positive or from the solar panel, learning that's par for one what's another powers lost not when the panel isn't charging.

if the solar panel has the spill, turn you on , about the step next over the waterproof club between the panel and control.

Usually its older and Cee Lo connections. On the use in terminal blocks, the other end of the lead from the panel is connected to seoul and put on the control.


Oakland solar panel, also smart solution, first towards the Sun, should start charging.

You can see, this panel is putting up 1.8 camps which the controllers feeling and the battery, that's pretty flat, so You'll take the wheel or fully charge in the Sun is low on the horizon.

Output is quite low and for some would say closer to 3 a.m.

The good thing about this controllers you can adjust all the arameters were scrolling through the mud bottom,so let you choose the threshold for when the load comes on the Berkshires, for when it cuts off again, and you can adjust when the solar panel stops charging.

The revolt which has been reached or use a straw vote spotlight to demonstrate how the load function works, upset the low threshold for involved.
When the battery reaches this level controller sends excess power to the spotlight to voltage drops a 13-point for Fox - thus prevents a battery from overcharging on that use.

For overloads, when connecting the leads to the inverter make sure they go on the right terminals.

Read to positive from black to negative will turn into a blue smoke generator, even sooner switches on it uses some power even with no load.


That's something to be aware of if you're not using that switch it off.

Know I'll try that 100 watt poster not a problem and theory this should squeeze up 1500 watts, but unlike pushed to its limits the batteries for the No down to the ten-point fault.

Victron Energy (Holland)

Blue Power

Free enjoyment on the water, which is what every boater wants. Enjoy nature, visiting unknownplaces and the sun disappears behind the horizon. Together with friends or family to spend the night on deck.

Trusting that electrical boat systems such as navigation, lighting and refrigerator works. Always and everywhere on the globe.

Victron Energy has a long record of service in the maritime sector. The company is known for its reliable innovation peat equipment, which is used in both the professional and recreational sports. Whether it comes to inverters, battery chargers, batteries or even complete solar energy systems, Victron Energy offers for every situation a suitable solution.

In addition, Victron Energy has the ability to also manage the energy on board if you are not on board. Through clever battery monitor, you always have quick and clear insight into the current data from your system.

Electric Power Conversion Products for mobile and other autonomous applications Our wide product range consists of pure sine wave inverters, pure sine wave inverter / laders.acculaders, DC / DC converters, Transfer Switches, battery monitors, batteries, solar panels, solar charge controllers and much more.

Innovative products Victron Energy is a key in recreational and commercial shipping, road transport, autonomous energy on land and industrial environments.

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Sun Electronics Int., Inc.

Environmentally safe and sustainable in both residential and industrial communities.
Now, the US Company provide related power systems and solar products including wind turbines, hybrid systems, Honda and Kubota generators include PV modules and BOS and complete system packages. They sell wholesale and ship to boat dealers and owners worldwide.

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Marine SOLAR PANELS

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Sunsei - ICP Solar Technologies

sunsei a division of ICP Solar Technologies Inc., is the official online retail store for sunsei® brand solar products and accessories. Sunsei product solar-power line consists of superior portable solar chargers, battery maintainers, lights, vents and accessories and energy renewable monitoring systems.

Solar panels by sunsei® are designed for recreational and residential use, including Marine use , RV, Camping, and many other Applications or projects.

For Contacts:

http://www.sunsei.com

Email us at customerservice@icpsolar.com

BATTERY CHARGERS /include marine use /

Solar Trickle Charger - 7.75 Watt

This versatile solar charged powerhouse is perfect for charging your portable electronics or maintaining your small to midsize vehicle's battery.

Features: 25006*

Perfect for maintaining dual batteries in Boats, RVs, Trucks and Tractors
Built-in blocking diode protects against natural discharge and electronic drain
Weather resistant and beautifully designed
Save up to $1000 in battery boosting and replacements over the lifetime of the panel
Provides 7.75 Watts at a maximum current of 0.5 Amps
We guarantee 80% of the rated output for a period of ten years
Reduce your carbon footprint - Replaces 22 lbs of CO2 emissions per year
Touch-action LED indicator - Lets you know your panel is charging
Plug'n'play connectors require no tools, save time and ensure reliable connections
Multiple panels can easily be connected together
Charge controller is recommended to maintain gel and AGM battery types and necessary for a single deep cycle marine battery
Can remain connected to the batteries at all times

Solar PANEL MODEL: SE 500

Power:
0.5 Amps, 15.5 Volts (7.75 Watts)
Dimensions:
19.05 inches x 10.2 inches x 1.09 inches
48.4 cm x 25.9 cm x 2.77 cm
Weight:
3.3 lbs / 1.5 kg
10 Year power warranty
PACKAGE CONTENTS

1 x SE 500 solar panel
1 x Extension power cable (10 ft.)
1 x Panel-to-panel jumper cable (1 ft.)
1 x O-ring connector wire (1.5 ft.)
1 x Male DC power port adapter wire (1.5 ft.)
1 x Female DC power port socket (1.5 ft.)
1 x Battery clamp wire (1.5 ft.)
2 x Wire twist connectors
4 x Stainless mounting screws
Instruction manual

SOLAR POWER GENERATORS / RV, or boat/

These solar panels - environmentally friendly are Perfect for any vehicle or outdoor activity, our plug'n'play panels are very-easy to set up, reliable, almost maintenance free and best of all Applications.

Solar Charger 23.3 Watt - SE 1500

This unit is the most dependable, easy-to-use, and good looking solar charger your eyes will have ever laid upon. We guarantee total adoration.

Features: 25015*

Perfect for charging deep cycle batteries in all applications
Built-in blocking diode protects against natural discharge and electronic drain
Weather resistant and beautifully designed
Save up to $3000 in battery replacements and fuel generator costs over the lifetime of the panel
Provides 23.3 Watts at a maximum current of 1.5 Amps
We guarantee 80% of the rated output for a period of ten years
Reduce your carbon footprint - Replaces 68 lbs of CO2 emissions per year
Touch-action LED indicator - Lets you know your panel is charging
Plug'n'play connectors require no tools, save time and ensure reliable connections
Multiple panels can easily be connected together
Charge controller is necessary to avoid overcharging batteries
Can remain connected to the batteries at all times
PANEL MODEL#: SE 1500
Power:
1.5 Amps, 15.5 Volts (23.3 Watts)
Dimensions:
37.5 inches x 13.4 inches x 1.15 inches
95.3 cm x 34.0 cm x 2.93 cm
Weight:
9.5 lbs / 4.3 kg
10 Year power warranty


PACKAGE CONTENTS:

1 x SE 1500 solar panel
1 x Extension power cable (10 ft.)
1 x Panel-to-panel jumper cable (1 ft.)
1 x O-ring connector wire (1.5 ft.)
1 x Male DC power port adapter (1.5 ft.)
1 x Female DC power port Socket (1.5 ft.)
1 x Battery clamp wire (1.5 ft.)
2 x Wire twist connectors
2 x Center legs
4 x Stainless mounting screws
Instruction manual

Solar Charger 65 Watt - SE 4000

Need power for a small cabin, RV or boat? This solar panels are charged generator is perfect for you, especially if you’re not in the mood for smoke, noise or paying for fuel. Connects in seconds and is guaranteed for 20 years to provide maintenance-free power from the sun.

Features: 25038*

Perfect for charging deep cycle batteries in all applications
Built-in blocking diode protects against natural discharge and electronic drain
Weather resistant and beautifully designed
Marine grade - Guaranteed against rust in a marine environment
Save up to $3000 in battery replacements and fuel generator costs over the lifetime of the panel
Provides 65 Watts at a maximum current of 4 Amps
We guarantee 80% of the rated output for a period of twenty years
Reduce your carbon footprint - Replaces 194 lbs of CO2 emissions per year
LED indicator - Lets you know your panel is charging
Multiple panels can easily be connected together
Can remain connected to the batteries at all times
Charge controller is necessary to avoid overcharging batteries
PANEL MODEL: SE 4000

Power:
4 Amps, 16.5 Volts (65 Watts)
Dimensions:
32.0 inches x 28.3 inches x 1.4 inches
81.2 cm x 72.0 cm x 3.6 cm
Weight:
22 lbs / 10 kg
20 Year power warranty
PACKAGE CONTENTS

1 x SE 4000 solar panel
1 x Power cable (10 ft. - AWG 12)
2 x Wire twist connectors
4 x Standard stainless steel "S" mount brackets
4 x Steel tapping screws with nut, bolt and washer accessories
Instruction manual

Solar Power Charger 100 Watt - SE 6000

Considered the mid-level member of our solar powered generator family, this unit will keep your beer cooler and play music longer. If your cabin, RV, or boat can fit a family of 6 bears, power them with this solar energy solution. Note: bears and beers not included

With more solar power than a raging bull, it's dependable like the rising sun.

Features: 25058

Perfect for charging deep cycle batteries in all applications
Built-in blocking diode protects against natural discharge and electronic drain
Weather resistant and beautifully designed
Marine grade - Guaranteed against rust in a marine environment
Save up to $3000 in battery replacements and fuel generator costs over the lifetime of the panel
Provides 100 Watts at a maximum current of 6 Amps
We guarantee 80% of the rated output for a period of twenty years
Reduce your carbon footprint - Replaces 299 lbs of CO2 emissions per year
LED indicator - Lets you know your panel is charging
Multiple panels can easily be connected together
Can remain connected to the batteries at all times
Charge controller is necessary to avoid overcharging batteries
PANEL MODEL#: SE 6000
Power:
6 Amps, 16.5 Volts (100 Watts)
Dimensions:
46.0 inches x 28.3 inches x 1.4 inches
116.5 cm x 72.0 cm x 3.6 cm
Weight:
28.6 lbs / 13 kg
20 Year power warranty
PACKAGE CONTENTS

1 x SE 6000 solar panel
1 x Power cable (10 ft. - AWG 12)
2 x Wire twist connectors
6 x Standard stainless steel "S" mount brackets
6 x Steel tapping screws and nut, bolt and washer accessories
Instruction manual

130 Watt Solar Charger SE 8000

Charge large battery banks while you fish and camp under the sun, or stay tucked indoors during the rain. Gain true power independence with the most powerful solar energy generator in our lineup.

Features 25078

Perfect for charging deep cycle batteries in all applications
Built-in blocking diode protects against natural discharge and electronic drain
Weather resistant and beautifully designed
Marine grade - Guaranteed against rust in a marine environment
Save up to $3000 in battery replacements and fuel generator costs over the lifetime of the panel
Provides 130 Watts at a maximum current of 8 Amps
We guarantee 80% of the rated output for a period of twenty years
Reduce your carbon footprint - Replaces 389 lbs of CO2 emissions per year
LED indicator - Lets you know your panel is charging
Multiple panels can easily be connected together
Can remain connected to the batteries at all times
Charge controller is necessary to avoid overcharging batteries
PANEL MODEL#: SE 8000

Power:
8 Amps, 16.5 Volts (130 Watts)
Dimensions:
59.75 inches x 28.5 inches x 1.4 inches
151.77 cm x 72.4 cm x 3.6 cm
Weight:
36.4 lbs / 16.5 kg
20 Year power warranty
PACKAGE CONTENTS

1 x SE 8000 solar panel
1 x Power cable (10 ft. - AWG 12)
2 x Wire twist connectors
6 x Standard stainless steel "S" mount brackets
6 x Steel tapping screws and nut, bolt and washer accessories
Instruction manual

See here for more marine solar modules and panels by Cleversolar DE.

A small solar panel on your boat to charge the cranking battery or electronics

it was a pretty simple solution, You can add in the 12v plug on the dash and use a solar panel that will just plug into that port. It allows some voltage to go back in the system when you are just hanging out. Or if you are camping and dont want to take your boat out of the water you can put that panel on the deck and let it charge. If you are scared to go with anything big, it is a 1.5 watt trickle charger, some that go up to 5 watts.

1-Watt Sunforce 19-in x 5-in x 1-in Portable Solar Panel

in a fully charged state Portable Sunforce Solar Panel maintains 12-volt batteries

source: http://www.lowes.com/

Solbian boat solar panels

Lightweight, walkable, Flexible and extremely powerful. Solbian solar panels are designed to be useful to the harsh operating conditions. Each Solbianflex solar module meet the energy needs of onboard services.

www.solbian.eu


Solbian SP series solar panels

Thanks to the use of selected SunPower™ SP series Solbian solar panels are manufactured with encapsulated monocrystalline silicon solar cells that reaching a recordover 23% sunlight conversion. Designed with back-contact technology they are comes with a pleasant appearance.

A variety of Solbian SP solar panels:

125W, D:1363x546x2mm | 112-L, D:1236x546x2mm | 125-Q, D:855x800x2mm

100W, D:1109x546x2mm | 50-L, D:1109x292x2mm | 50-Q, D:601x546x2mm


Weather resistant , powerful and robust, the "Solbian" panels of the SP version are recommended for all installations or boat applications. Feature SunPower cells Solbian SP panels are just 1/16” thin, and are light enough and flexible to install directly in to canvas areas such as boat biminis (see photo below).

The solbian SP series are one the lightest solar panelson the market. The SP125 (125W) weighs 1.7 Kg.


the Solbian solar panels on board

easy to set up and eeasonable outlay to get the solar panle system working gut

Thanks to the power of the Solbian solar panels and Genasun regulators you can make water, and cook, navigate the autopilot, charge smart phones and iPadsuse, use water pumps and listen to music lights and much more. It all works and how simple it is. We kind of think it's another science but it's not and its so easily doable.

on Trimaran Spirit:

We're using the Solbian SP 137's which I don't believe they produce anymore. The largest they now make are the 125's which we wanted but they were out of stock. We got four 137's and two 110's that we haven't mounted yet. Not sure we will as the 137's seem to be doing s fine job on their own.

Solbian SX solar panels

The new technology at half the cost of older, mature, established products. Using ultra-thin (2mm thick) copper wires the Full square monocrystalline cells are electrically connected that form a very fine mesh on the cell surface, resulting in thousands of contact points. SX solar panels are powerful alternative to the standard panels. Another important advantage is a reduced shading effect, a quite issue in sailing.
Made in Itali, Less sensitive to shading, and sun efficiency greater than 19%, they are also resistant to shocks as well.

Solbian CP solar panels

CP solar panels are designed with less powerful polycrystalline silicon cells, important advantage is an optimal compromise between price and quality. They are Less sensitive to shading and shocks protected and recommended for marine applications.

A variety of Solbian CP solar panels:

CP 144W-L, D:1523x676x2mm | 144W-Q, D:1046x996x2mm | CP125 (128W), D:1364x676x2mm

Solbian flexible SXp solar panels

CP series solar panels by Solbian are flexible and Powerful, Light weight as well. With efficiency greater than 18%, CP flexible panels is also an perfect solution for electric vehicles or boats, vans or roofing, even on curved surfaces.

They do take up more space than the rigid panels for the same amount of power. Cost effective installation through use standard 156x156 cells easy and fast fixing of large area roofing elements using standard installation techniques LOXX snap fastners, screws, zip, metal eyelets and adhesive.

Available Versions:

SXp 145W-L, D:1523x683x2mm | 145W-Q, D:1046x996x2mm | SXp64W-L, D:1364x365x2mm

SXp 64W-Q, D:728x683x2mm | SXp48W-Q, D:1046x365x2mm

If you already have a metal roof, it's easy, like a big sticker. The adhesive is really good, just make sure all parts contact the metal.

2688W from 24 Solbian flex Sp-Ver solar panels
Solbian flex solar panels mounted on the catamaran, stb float

This photograph melow is taken from Energie alternative SOLBIAN's web-site applications page and belongs to Tezmar Denizcilik . This installation is made By Tezmar to the upper deck of 35 meter Power Yacht named ZUZU. There are 16 panels of 90Wp each producing 7,200 Watt/hour per day.

Enecom marine solar panels

Enecom is the Company that ensures on of the first flexible solar panels from crystalline cells modules which appeared on the Marine Industry. Since they have been designed by Enecom to be used on yachts and boats the striped solar panels make up the natural environment for yachtsmens around the globe.

Solar panels by Enecom are the key players for automotive and marine applications, where design, lighness and attention to details are essential.

Thanks to the Enecom innovative flexible photovoltaic technology, Enecom solar panels are the one of most reliable and advanced of the market. They are frame and glass free manufactured from a special totally recyclable plastic material that ensures three times higher efficiency ratios.

In the nautical solar sector, the interest is increasing about boat builders and catamarans. Enecom solar technology provide more energy in less space, Enecom solar panels are flexibility and waterproof.

4 kinds of HE solar panels

Enecom has 4 kinds of solar panels: HS Standard solar panels, HF Stripe solar panels, HF Pliable panels and HF SunPower that have specific characteristics and make them adaptable to different boat’s surfaces.

The power range of the Enecom solar HF line goes from 20Wp to 135Wp Series.

The most widespread, standard line of Enecom modules HF- 135 Watt version (on photo above) is the 2,2kg ultra-thin(just 1,7mm thickness) solar panel used for marine and manifold applications. Solar cell efficiency vary to 18%, panels comes equipped with terminal ends cable with MC4 universal plugs.

www.enecompower.com


Recommendations

Going with rigid monocrystalline panels. there are many out there and you should pay around $1/watt or just under. These can often be easily sourced on the internet and shipped anywhere in the US for common freight charges. even some of the 'chinese panels' which get a bad rap aren't that bad. dollar for dollar this is your best option, combined with a common grid tie inverter like "SunnyBoy", or "PVPowered", which come in a variety of sizes.

The Uni-Solar, are more novelty that practical. they do peel-and-stick well, but you sacrifice solar gain and efficiency for the flexible quality. they are 'ideal' for metal standing seam roofs, but overall the rigid 200+watt panels are a better bang for the buck. you will need to have someone 'design' your system to make sure you have the right components and that you know how to install them.

Definitely invest in solar, definitely grid tie, but strongly consider battery backup, if this is going to be fully inline with the OSE ideology.

The way you can regulate the voltage coming out of the 12v socket/s on the boat

Easy enough go to maplins and buy a voltage adjustable transformer lead and they come with a selection of tips so you can match your tv lead. This is the one you can use for your dvd player.

The plug going into the rear of the tv is like this one.

Note: Most "12 volt" tv suffer when directly connected to a boats 12 volt supply. Not only are they intolerant of over voltage; but also of other loads switching on and off, such as pumps and fridges. The best option is one or other of the DC to DC supplie.

There are several warnings in the manual that exceeding 12v will cause damage though. It will runs fine in the evenings when the sun is off the solar and as long as the engine isn't running. Generally, inefficiencies are in the region of a 10% loss.You'd be better running it on 12v through a buck-boost to regulate the voltage.

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