Solar is a great solution for many boaters to recharge batteries in sunny conditions. Even a small solar array can be the perfect solution, whether you want to offset refrigeration, stay at anchor longer, or run your engine or generator less, installing solar panels offers a clean, quiet way to charge your boat’s batteries.
The challenge is where to start? How many panels? What kind of panels? What kind of controller? How are they wired?
We get these questions a lot, so we put together a comprehensive guide to selecting and installing solar on a boat.