Harvesting Sunlight

Today’s task: laying out 500 watts of flexible solar panels so our canvas guy can take measurements for our new bimini.

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Once installed, this setup should give us over 30 amps of DC current in full sun. After a great deal of research and head scratching, we’ve decided to go with Lift-The-Dot fasteners through the panel grommets to hold everything down. I’ve never seen it done that way before, but it sure seems to make sense, and will be much easier to use than Velcro if the panels ever need to be removed in a hurry.

It will probably be a month or more before it all comes together. Rest assured that once complete, the project will figure prominently in another chapter of More Power Scotty!

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