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Owner: The Foster Journey

Sunpower Solar System Install for Sailboat Independence, Phase 1 (e.74)


Location: Kemah
Latitude: 29.54000000
Longitude: -95.02000000
Published: 6 Jun 2021

We've planned on this solar power installation for our sailboat for many months, and now we're happy to share phase 1 of the solar system install with you! We used two 50w Sunpower Solar Panels, a Victron MPPT charge controller, and a Consew sewing machine to make it all happen!
Hope you enjoy!
SV Cadence

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In this episode:
00:00 Intro
00:45 Solar Panel Placement & Grommets
02:30 The Ravioli
04:48 The Consew Sewing Machine
05:34 Waterproofing
06:30 Loxx Fasteners
07:04 Sewing on the Loxx Fasteners
08:05 Mounting the Sunpower Solar Panels
08:42 Voltage Tests
09:55 Wiring the Solar System
12:43 Victron MPPT Solar Charge Controller

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