Friday, August 14, 2009

Solar Panels

Today we finished adding solar panels to Discovery. We bought 2 Kyocera KTM 130 panels and a Blue Sky 2000E Controller. Discovery has a dinghy davit where we store the dinghy except for ocean passages and the top rails of the davit are a natural place for the solar panels. We ran the 6/2 gauge wire inside the davit upright tube into the lazarette and then into the engine room where the controller is located. At anchor we use 300 to 320 amps per day and we hope to get at least 100 amps from the panels which will reduce our generator run time by an hour or more. We purchased the panels and controller from Northern Arizona Wind & Sun

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