Authorized Dealer of SunPower®

Flexible & Fixed Frame Solar Panels

Enjoy clean, quiet & renewable power aboard

Sun Powered Yachts has been an Authorized Dealer of SunPower® E-Flex Series flexible solar panels since October 2018.  New in February 2020 we now also offer the SunPower® fixed frame solar panels for marine applications, click here for more details.  Based on the Big Island, Hawaii we exclusively offer SunPower® high efficiency solar panels which can easily provide clean, quiet & renewable power on any size yacht.  We hope to inspire and inform yacht owners on the benefits of going solar.  Visit the About page to find out more about us. 

 

With regards the changing global situation be assured we are still open, have plenty of SunPower E-flex panels in stock already here in the USA and can continue to fulfill orders. 

 

We look forward to helping you go solar with SunPower, be safe & well.  Katie & Lyall

X-Series

370 Watt

A-Series

410 Watt

X-Series

350 Watt

(all black)

Federal Tax Credits

Sun Powered Yahts

Did you know there are Federal Tax Credits that you could take advantage of for going solar on your boat?  Yes, your boat!  In the USA there are both Federal & State Tax Credits and in  2020 the Federal Tax Credit is currently 26% of the total cost to put your solar system in place (panels, controller, wiring, batteries, labor etc.) 

After filing & receiving your Federal Tax Credit you could save:

 

170W - save $103.74 | 110W - save $58.50 | 50W - save $25.74

Read more details on our Solar Tax Credits page.

SunPower Advantages

Choose Your SunPower® E-Flex panel

and Start Sailing With The Sun

Click on a SunPower® E-Flex panel for more details 

Premium Cosmetic Quality

At Sun Powered Yachts we only sell premium cosmetic quality SunPower® E-Flex panels.  Our stock is warehoused on the mainland and we offer free shipping on all our store items in the USA.  International shipping is available via MyUS.com to over 200 countries & territories.  Please visit our shipping policy page or email us for more details on international shipping.

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SunPower Advantages

SunPower® E-Flex Installs

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Q&M Travels

2x 110W

Q&M Travels rocking their 2x110W flex panels aboard their Kelly Peterson 46' 'Esprit' in the Bay Area.  Sail with Quincey & Mitchell and enjoy those silent sunsets aboard.  Check out their website www.qmtravels.com for more details on trips in the USA and expedition charters in the Caribbean & Pacific

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SV Delos

2x 170W & 4x 110W

Brian & Karin from SV Delos had to remove one of their fixed frame panels to make space for their internet dome.  To replace the lost power they added 780W of SunPower flexible solar panels.  They released a new YouTube episode 262 about the installwww.svddelos.com

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Sail Clarity

7x 170W

Sail Clarity, a Leopard 46',  is home to Nick & Megan and is their fourth boat.  They've set up plenty of solar systems in their time and now have 4x327W SunPower fixed frame and 7x170W SunPower flex solar panels.  They have a new YouTube video on the SunPower system.  www.sailclarity.com

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Silent power

Solar panel systems burn zero fuel and have no moving parts. They are clean and silent, producing no atmospheric emissions or greenhouse gases that are harmful to the earth.  Enjoy those quiet anchorages with no more noisy engine/generator running just to charge your batteries.

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Easy install

The simple and easy installation of SunPower® E-Flex panels on your bimini, dodger, or deck, will reduce costs of adding an expensive davit or custom racking and mounting solution for traditional large & heavy fixed  frame solar panels.

Highest quality

Incredibly reliable and easy to maintain. With no moving parts, visual checks and servicing easily keep systems operating. Solar panels are robust & durable with a junction box designed with a high level of protection from dust & water ingress.

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"Terrific customer service, patient, always responsive..." - Robert

"The process of researching a solar solution for my Beneteau 41 was simplified & clearly understood once I discovered Sun Powered Yachts.  Terrific customer service, patient, always responsive..." - Robert

SunPower flexible solar panels

How is my solar panel wired up?

Read our news post going into detail about how your SunPower E-flex solar panel is wired up. From the individual solar cells, the interconnect tabs & junction box SunPower has designed a robust & durable flexible solar panel and has control over the whole production process.  Want the best?  Look for the SunPower logo.

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10% off LOXX fasteners

with promocode SUNPOWER10 

 

LOXX fasteners are a great solution for installing your SunPower E-flex panels on a hardtop or canvas bimini.  More details on our install page.

Head to www.sailrite.com and use promocode SUNPOWER10 for 10% off your LOXX fasteners

Flexible Solar Suitable For Your Boat

Become a more sustainable sailor with SunPower® Maxeon™ cell technology

SunPower® Maxeon™ cells have been designed with superior cell strength and durability which will provide long term performance aboard your sailboat.  Their solid copper foundation resists corrosion and cracking which degrade power production.  The SunPower® E-Flex panels are easy to install, and can be mounted to your deck or bimini.  

 

Please see some of the useful downloads below and learn what makes SunPower® panels fundamentally better for your boat.

SunPower Eliminates

85% of Solar Cell Failures

Cell failures are designed out with SunPower

With a commitment to innovation and continued R&D  SunPower has designed a solar cell that eliminates 85% of the reasons a conventional cell fails.

The image shows that conventional solar cells lose power over time & fail because of corrosion (45.3%) and breakage (40.7%).

What is a conventional solar cell?

A conventional solar cell is easily recognized by it's thin metal lines across the front of the active solar surface.  This is usually a thin aluminum paste which is porous and easily corrodes over time.

SunPower cells have a thick copper foundation which adds strength and is almost impervious to corrosion.  By having this copper 'back contact' it is protected from any moisture ingress and the effects of thermal cycling (daily temperature swings from day/night) are reduced.   

Breakages are prevented with SunPower's thick, robust inter-connect tabs.  These form the connection between each solar cell and allow for expansion/contraction and a level of redundancy with three points of contact.  Lose just one of the narrow metal ribbons on a conventional cell and the whole cell fails.

Reasons why conventional solar cells fail

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