MPPT dual battery solar panel kits for narrowboats and canal boats.
The SunWorks low cost range of MPPT dual battery solar panel kits for charging leisure batteries and engine batteries from the same solar panel.
Combining high performance, good quality solar panels with Votronic MPPT charge controller technology.
How to choose an MPPT solar panel kit. Read on...
These kits can be installed with ease by the average DIY enthusiast.
What is MPPT?
Mean Power Point Tracking is a technology which can extract between 10% and 30% more power from your solar panels depending on conditions e.g. in low to medium sunlight, or when your battery is particularly low on charge. To take full advantage of MPPT our kits use special Votronic charge controllers and heavy duty cables.
Can I charge both engine and leisure batteries?
Yes. SunWorks MPPT dual battery solar panel kits are designed to charge both your engine and leisure batteries from the same solar panel. The engine battery will be charged at 1 amp maximum.
If you want to charge just one battery you do not have to use the second battery connection.
What do the kits contain?
SunWorks MPPT solar panel kits provide the main items required to install solar power on your boat. Each kit contains one or more solar panels, the appropriate Votronic MPPT charge controller, and the correct cable with the connectors already attached. These kits are the one-stop way to a secure and efficient solar panel installation.
Also in the kits are full instructions with illustrations, and our recommendations for a professional looking installation.
Trickle charging your batteries can usually be achieved using a 50 watt solar panel. This size of solar panel will keep your batteries in good condition from Spring through to Autumn.
If you want enough power to maintain your batteries and power some appliances we advise fitting a 100 watt panel. This will give you a significant amount of power in the summer months and more reliable charging during the winter.
If you are interested in becoming independent of the mains hook-up you should consider fitting a 200 watt system. A 200 watt array is the most popular size of solar panel system fitted to narrowboats.
Examples of suitable solar panel kits:
1. You only want to trickle charge your batteries but need to do this reliably during summer and winter. Choose a 100-MPPT-E kit. This kit will also power many appliances during the summer months.
2. You want to be independent of the mains hookup. Choose a 200-MPPT-E kit.
Do I need anything else?
Each installation is different. Therefore our kits contain the essential electrical items, carefully matched to work efficiently together. You may also need:
The range below represents just a few of the kits we can supply. Please contact us if you would like more information. If you prefer, download the SunWorks installation guides. Available on our homepage.