Enjoy your free time with the greatest possible freedom - with our off-grid solar systems for boats. The non-slip, fully accessible and resistant SOLARA modules guarantee a reliable power supply in the sea, even without access to a power supply. Our solar panels guarantee what you need for an active rest: the feeling of freedom, independence and security.
Anyone travelling on his sailboat or his boat is often without access to on-shore supply to cover its electricity for days. Exactly for these carefree leisure days at sea or in silent, in bays distant from civilization, we have developed our SOLARA solar modules Type M-series for sailboats and boats.
For all SOLARA photovoltaic systems there are suitable charge controller and display. Convince yourself of the benefits of flat solar modules of Marine (M) series. They are designed for navigation, are extremely flat, accessible and flexible.
With our SOLARA-modules for your sailboats and boats you get
Important information about modules, charge controllers, mounting systems, inverters or complete systems can be found on this website (see at products).
Summer means: Get out on the water! - With SOLARA enjoy solar technical mobility at sea. The SOLARA Type M-Series is specially designed for boats.
This is how a SOLARA - solar power plant for boats works:
For your sailboat you need as shown in the drawing:
In addition you need a battery and an inverter for 230V for grid connection, as long as they are not already on board. You can buy the components individually or as a SOLARA set.
First, determine all areas that are available on your boat for the installation of the
M-series. They should have a flat surface; it can be curved up to 3%. The M-series is available in different sizes, certainly also an appropriate size for your boat.
Should there be no space on deck; a standard solar module with frame and glass surface (e.g. the S-series) can be mounted onto a special support in the rear.
Once you have selected the appropriate solar module, an approximate average daily yield (Wh/d) results from the rated output (Wp) in the summer. This yield you align your daily or weekly requirements. The result shows you how much of your daily electricity needs can you meet with the SOLARA-module. Of course, the onboard battery must be designed accordingly.
You get a reliable guideline for your daily usage: list the individual components of your caravan – for example: light, radio, freezer – like the chart down below. Afterwards you multiply the rating with the usage time. The sum of all your devices is the daily power usage.
|Device||Power Rating||Operating time / day||consumption / day|
|Radio||15 Watt||4 hours||60 Wh/d|
|Lamp||10 Watt||5 hours||50 Wh/d|
The daily requirement in our example, you need during the summer months a solar module with 27 Wp (watt peak = maximum power).
Solar modules need a good charge controller so that the battery will not be damaged by being overcharged or a backflow occurs.
Just multiply the nominal output of the solar module and select the matching charge regulator with the corresponding module output.
We recommend the MORNINGSTAR-CONTROLLER with epoxy resin encapsulated printed circuit board. The controllers are microprocessor-controlled, have an automatic switch for 12 or 24 volts and can also charge gel batteries! Ideal with a temperature sensor, a deep discharge safety, a controlled characteristic with PWM charging, electronic fuses and 5 years warranty for boats
For extra yields of 15 to 20% per day, we recommend the MORNINGSTAR MPPT CONTROLLER. Optimal for the M-series with more than 36 solar cells in the module.
We also recommend a SOLAR LED indicator for your battery status.