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Examples of Solar Panels mounted on Forward Deck

Sometimes the simplest and cheapest mounting solution is to install panels on a flat surface. This works when a canopy top is far enough aft of the panels to not shade them. We also mount panels to the front of the flybridge as well in certain situations.

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 These are four 165 sharp panels.
 serenitys_solar_inverter_system_004.jpg  This is the combiner box where the solar panels connect to the GFI breakers and then go to the solar controller.
 serenitys_solar_inverter_system_005.jpg  A look inside the combiner box.
 serenitys_solar_inverter_system_007.jpg  Another look at the panels.
 serenitys_solar_inverter_system_003.jpg  This is the battery system consisting of 6 AGM batteries that run the entire DC system, and the boat’s complete AC system (via an inverter and not including the air conditioner). The batteries are conveniently mounted in the bow and with AGM batteries you do not have to worry about battery water or venting gases.
 serenitys_solar_inverter_system_011.jpg  This is the solar controller and the inverter mounted in the hold on the aft side of the forward bulk head. The batteries are just on the other side (forward) of the bulk head.
 serenitys_solar_inverter_system_008.jpg  This is the “mate” that gives you all the information you need and control of your system.

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