Well I always wanted to get some power from the wind and sun.
have been experimenting with a large wind turbine but it was not
tenable on the boat despite running an electric fire when windy.
Mrs B just would not wear the ear defenders for some reason.
It is waiting to be re erected on land. I have planted the pole (behind wheelhouse) but you know what it's like.
I happened across some solar panels from Maplin, cheap they were and I sold the 12v regulators on ebay. I know the amorphous aren't as good as polys but I'm experimenting.
got the 4 (12v) panels in two strings through a maximum power point
tracker regulator (photonicuniverse) to get the best out of them. The MPPT does magic and
things and has leds and lcd screens. It basically means that it makes the most out of the least from the available energy.
The contraption on the left of the roof is for the solar tubes for heating the water. The rollers have just arrived to get the turntable turning. Gosh some things take an awful long time. I have enough projects on the go to last another lifetime never mind what's left of this one. Hey ho.
Good day for free power, wind and sun. The solar panels are kicking up 100w which is around 4AHr at 24v or 8 at12v. Wicked.
Found a good site that explains the best angles for the different times of the year and how to make the most of it.
I will try to make my attachment frame adjustable as you can nearly double your output with correctly aligned panels.