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Sanyo HIT Double

Note: As of now (spring 2012) the double is out of stock.

One of the issues facing cruising sailboaters is having enough room for all the solar panels needed to run the boat.  The Sanyo HIT Double, a bifacial panel, makes the most energy per square inch of any solar panel available.  It does this by gathering light energy from the bottom as well as from the top.  So, if you are installing the panels on an arch or on davits, sunlight reflected from the water and/or from a white dinghy can be made into electricity.  These panels are rated at 195 watts, but that does not include the power that comes from the bottom because of the standard used to test panels. The back face of a HIT Double panel generates electricity from ambient light reflected off surrounding surfaces, and combines with power from the front face of the panel. Depending upon system design and amount of reflected light, this results in up to 30% higher power generation (more kWh) per square foot.

HIT bifacial solar cells are hybrids of single crystalline silicon surrounded by ultra-thin amorphous silicon layers, available solely from SANYO. The crystalline silicon is the most energy-efficient, and the amorphous is more shade tolerant, so this is a combination of the best of both worlds.

As temperatures rise, HIT Double solar panels produce more electricity than conventional solar panels at the same temperature, due to their low temperature coefficient.  So they work very well for tropical and subtropical areas!

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Mage Solar

 Mage Power of Germany now in the USA with very attractive warranty and pricing

More power

Reliability is at the core of all of our solar energy systems. So is power. To that end,
MAGE POWERTEC PLUS modules use mono- and polycrystalline cell technologies. They keep the energy flowing and operate with an electrical cell efficiency of up to 17.3%. And it’s important to note that our modules boast allowable tolerances of up to +5 watts. Which guarantees maximum power without compromise. In fact, nominal power is always obtained and often exceeded. This gives us a distinct advantage over our competitors, whose modules may actually deliver less than the wattage they claim.

More quality 

on the subject of superiority, our 10-year product warranty is also in a league of its own, and easily surpasses those required by law. And MAGE POWERTEC Plus modules go far beyond competitors´standards with the the added guarantee that they’ll produce 90 % of their nominal power for 12 years and 80 % for 30 years. That´s three full decades of reassurance. In order to certify such high quality, we insist that our products meet or exceed the most rigorous North American and international  standards. What’s more, every MAGE POWERTEC Plus module must pass stringent optical, mechanical and electrical quality controls.

More security

It’s comforting to know that MAGE POWERTEC Plus modules can handle the toughest demands with regard to stability and corrision resistance. This is due to their engineered hollow-section frame and 3,2 mm (0,13 in) special solar glass. We also use high-quality EVA foil, which is ideal for embedding solar cells, while the weatherproof foil on the back of the modules protects against humidity. As a final security measure, we place a junction box with bypass diodes on the back of the module to avoid overheating of the individual solar cells (hot-spot effect). Our extremely robust modules resist a maximum pressure of 5,400 Pa (= 113 psf).

Product Info: http://www.magesolar.com/us/products/mono-and-polycrystalline-modules.html

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Aurinco Solar

 

Thin, Walk-On Solar for your Boat

• Efficient – monocrystalline silicon provides twice the power of thin film panels

• Ultrathin – All models are only 3/16″ (4.5 mm) thick

• Light-weight – ideal for racing, or for mounting on a bimini, dodger or other light structure

• Flat front – there is NOTHING protruding from the surface that can catch sheets, sails or your feet

• Snug-fit back – wires are recessed and protected in grooves, either mounted hidden through tiny holes to interior or without holes on top

• Rugged – sealed with a durable UV-resistant surface, salt water proof to IP67

• Step-on – you can step on the textured surface and add optional anti-skid strips

• Mount on curved surface – the narrow Bluewater modules are slightly flexible and can be installed to follow a curved cabin roof or deck

• Temporary use at anchor – mount on boom with bungee cords, then store under bunk or cushion while underway

• Partial shade resistance – an array of modules is less sensitive to major power loss from boom, mast and sail shadow than a large single panel

• Beautiful not an eyesore on the boat you are so proud of

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It is very beneficial to reduce the load on your batteries (for example, by using LED reading lights, LED anchor lights, and other led lights for cruising sailboats…)  in order to reduce the watts of solar panels necessary to recharge your batteries.