Solar Panel for Cockpit Roof

Posted by in Ask Bill, Boats and Campers on Jul 07, 2020 . .

Customer question (received via email 1st July 2020):

Dear sir, I have space on the cockpit roof measuring 400 by 700 for a flexible solar panel. What size panel can I have?
Thanking you in anticipation.
Yours, Trevor 

Willgen Reply (Email from Bill 2nd July 2020):

Hi Trevor,

Many thanks for getting in touch.

Unfortunately nothing fits exactly, but the best use of your 400mm x 700mm space is achieved with a PV Logic 20W Flexi solar panel.

Panel dimensions are 345mm x 475mm.

I did look at using multiple smaller panels but nothing quite works out. If you could find the extra space, 3 x PV Logic 10W Flexi panels would take up 380mm x 750mm space (or marginally over). These 3 panels would need to be wired together in parallel.

With either the single 20W panel or 3 x 10W panels, I would recommend using a charge controller to manage battery charging and prevent battery damage from overcharging. The Morningstar SHS 6 solar charge controller would be ideal.

I hope that this helps. If you have any questions or would like to proceed with an order please get in touch alternatively you can of course place an order on my website.

Kind regards



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