Marine Solar Panels

Aug 07
2011

For On-board appliances and navigation systems to work, marine solar panel kits can supply power of around 100 Watts, regardless where you are on the water. These Boat Solar Kits get their free power from the sun to backup your electrical systems in marine environments.

A clean, hygienic and a renewable resource, yes, that is solar power, which is also cost-effective and nature-loving (as long as the sunlight is adequate). Solar power helps in avoiding Ozone Layer degradation as compared to other non-renewable resources. It’s also best suited for residential and commercial locations as well as for marine vessels like boats.

In areas with minimal availability to fuel and electricity you can keep your boat powered up with a solar panel kit, which in turn reduces the dependency on fuel

or electricity. Using a solar power kit on a boat can provide sufficient charge to your battery which it can sustain for a long period, giving you the freedom to stay in the ocean longer. This solar power kit doesn’t need to have its battery charged through boat's engine.

Boat Solar Kits are easy to set-up and install quickly. A standard kit contains:

  • Marine Solar Panel
  • Charge Controller
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Mounting Hardware

The output power of these kits is used to power up the Direct Current (or DC) appliances that are installed on your boat. You can choose from a wide range or power levels like 50W, 75W or 100W. The system is similar to the navigational systems used by Coast Guard such as buoys. Believe it not there are even applications to power up lighthouses.

 

The intent of these marine solar power kits was to provide an aid for the fast growing boater market. In United States, the market for boats was around $19 billion at the end of last millennia. You can just imagine where it is now.

 

Some other benefits of these solar power for boats solutions are:

  • Robust and durable even in bad weather with no moving part that can easily tear down
  • Noise free battery charging, no power generators required
  • Cost of dock power fees is cut down (over its lifetime)
  • No major expertise required for installation or maintenance
  • Easily upgradable to meet the increased needs in the marine environment

Additionally, the usage of marine solar panel kits are completely clean, pure and nature-friendly, causing no harm to: land, water or air pollution. Last but not the least, solar power is free.

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