Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Solar Panels

The solar panels have arrived!  Phil said they were big, but didn't realize HOW big until they were in our tiny apartment.   Phil is waiting until my van is available to take to Fairport storage to mount them on the hard Bimini top and then design an interface for the 280watt solar panels to the house bank. (He is an electrical engineer after all).  

Phil humored me and got the table halves from the salon of Changes during the 60 degree weather yesterday so he can either make a new table (pretty please) or route out the front edge of our current table so that the fiddle edge isn't resting on the our arms.  Of course all the upgrades  are $$$ but it would be nice to have a cherry table or be able to use the black walnut from the tree in our back yard before we sold the Chardon Home.  



  1. I am glad to see you posting again, I have been wondering if when the next big trip was going to be :) I may have to get posting myself too!

  2. Hey there... we just got a solar panel as well and are having some challenges figuring out accurately how much we're getting out of ours. Out of curiosity, what type of solar panel did you get?

    Good luck with your upcoming adventures!

    Tasha (Turf to Surf)

  3. Phil says that you have to measure the current and voltage at the same time and you HAVE to use a controller like S/V Serendipity has. Phil bought 2 Kyocera 140 watt solar panels. He has yet to buy the controller, but they are on the list to get closer to spring. Phil said voltage times current equals watts - what you are getting out of the solar panels.

    Hope that helps.