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Old 05-16-2021, 08:25 AM   #9
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City: Malmö
Vessel Name: ABsolutely FABulous
Vessel Model: Greenline 33 Hybrid (2010)
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Thank you, Octaman!

I certainly do like what the solar panels can do. But I also have to admit that I may be experiencing some solar panel facts-of-life first hand. When in Scandinavia, during the summer, we can have ~14-18 hours of daylight where I cruise. While the sun is not at the optimal angle off the horizon, this fact is largely offset by the sheer number of hours of daylight. In the limited time I've been in the Med, where the sun is at a more optimal angle, I've noticed that my total daily power production is close to what I'm used to experiencing in Scandinavia. I suspect this is probably due to shorter days and to the fact that solar panel efficiency drops with high temperatures.

Compared to the Baltic, I am of the opinion that the Western Med is as clear as glass. Hard to imagine I will experience even better when moving east!
2010 Greenline 33' Hybrid
Home port: Malmö, SWEDEN
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