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Easy Solar Installation for Sailing Boats and RV’s

written by Terysa April 19, 2018

Installing solar panels made easy.

Every cruiser, R/V’er or person that wants to live off-grid needs to consider solar panels. They are a cheap and reliable source of renewable energy. The installation is straightforward and uncomplicated. The tools and equipment are readily available online nowadays.

But what about the wiring? Do you install in series or parallel? We explore both options to give you our findings. We also show you how we installed our panels on our fabric bimini with not a lot of fuss.

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2 comments

Chris Hillios June 8, 2018 at 9:25 pm

Hi Nick & Terysa. On your new solar panel installs, I noticed that you did not use full velcro strips to keep air from getting under your panels. How did this install fair in the winds from the Bahamas to Bermuda (with all of the pop up squalls?)
Thanks!
-Chris
S/V Matilda

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Terysa June 14, 2018 at 7:56 pm

Hi Chris!

The panels did great! No problems at all 🙂

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