How to Install Solar on My Boat

11:00 AM


Jeff Cote

How to Install Solar on My Boat

Quality plays a big role and all solar panels are not created equal. Learn the difference between monocrystalline and polycrystalline panels, why they should have a bypass diode, the importance of a good MPPT controller, where to mount the fuse, and why wire size matters. This presentation includes lots of real world examples and installation tips and tricks. Then join us at 1:00 p.m. in the DIY Garage to get some hands-on experience with proper solar connections.


Jeff is a systems design engineer, avid boater, entrepreneur, the author of the monthly column "Tech Talk" in Pacific Yachting Magazine and a regular yacht club and Power Squadron presenter. His company, Pacific Yacht Systems Inc., provides boaters with easy to use, reliable solutions for marine electrical and electronics. Jeff’s presentations are designed for beginners, tech-savvy, and DIY experts alike.

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