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Old 05-24-2013, 04:19 AM   #19
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You will still need to keep the inverter close to the battery bank, or you will have to run monster cables to avoid voltage drop. Distance between battery and inverter might be more critical than temp.

Those flexible solar panels are quite expensive per watt aren't they? Fine if zippered on top of a canvas bimini, but if going on deck or cabin top I think the traditional ones are a better option.

The guys at Port Townsend bought a full pallet of panels and distributed between a few clients and some of their own guys. They are high output panels, and it was $350 per 260W panel. The spec said it was marine grade aluminium framing so they should be ok.
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