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(soft music) - Hi, this is Jeff Cote with Pacific Yacht Systems, and what we are gonna be talking about next is figuring out is solar right for your boat, and for you. What is solar? Solar is a way of converting the sun's energy, through a solar panel, connected via a controller, and PPT controller or PWM, but we'll talk more about that later. We definitely recommend a PPT controller, and having that energy of the sun go back to the batteries, to recharging the batteries. So as boater, you have to ask yourself, do I need to recharge my batteries? And how do I recharge my batteries when I'm not connected to shore power? Most of us have battery chargers, and when connected to shore powers, our batteries are topped off and recharged via the battery chargers or inverter chargers. Underway, most of us are gonna have an alternator, and that alternator is gonna recharge the batteries. But what happens when you're at an anchorage? Or you stay at an anchor for a period of time? And or you don't go to, and you won't be, you're remote, and you won't have a battery charger, so you have not shore power. How do you recharge your batteries? Well solar panels are great for that, because when there is the sun, and the sun is shinning, and it doesn't have to be super sunny, it could be partially cloudy, or even cloudy, solar panels will give real tangible benefits. And I have some boaters that actually are off-grid for four months, five months, the whole year, and solar basically energizes their boats throughout the year. So I would say, if you don't have a generator on your boat, and you leave the dock, and you wanna wait to recharge your batteries while not underway, solar panel is definitely worth considering. Watch our other solar videos and thanks for watching.