....mostly about boating: on NB Jubilee and on our shared ownership boat Shadow
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Solar panels - what to get?
I wonder what proportion of private boats now have solar panels. Half? More than half? In one one hundred yard stretch of the Ashby Canal I passed at least five boats with them on top.
Most panels are mounted on frames which allow them to be tilted towards the sun.
This one looks like it could double as a sail.
And some rest horizontally on the roof.
There's no urgency to buy yet as Jubilee has mains readily available to keep the batteries charged. (I've just thought: the starter battery probably needs charging as the boat hasn't gone anywhere for a few weeks.)
I'm keeping my eyes open though, as I will be wanting to fit one or more solar panels ready for when we get the boat back for our own use.