This debate rages and rolls in marinas across the planet. Seems just when a guy (or gal) figures out whats available and educates themselves.... the technology bumps up.
I have a fairly basic electrical system on board and am leaning towards augmenting it with new solar.
Simple... prob 600w on a 24v feed. Im inviting this debate. Let it walk and wander. We can see what sticks. Each of our needs is different. Spitballing can bring out some great ideas.
My simple approach this far is to stay with Mono panels. Yes, I know mono vs poly it its own debate... but it is what it is.
Qt 4. 150w (600w total) Mono panels feeding my qty 9. 8d batteries through a basic mid level digi charge controller. 2 on each engine. Isolated single for generator, then 4 more for house.
With recent price drops in the solar market I have shopped and found my little system to be had for approx 700.00. (Installing it myself)
Charge controller recommendations?
House bank swap from the 8D's to true deep group 27s? They are only 6 months old. Ouch
Let the games begin.