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At Sun Powered Yachts we hope to inspire and inform yacht owners on the benefits of going solar with SunPower & Maxeon. We're here to answer any questions you may have. 

 

With a background in sailing & solar, and also from living off-grid for 11 years in Hawaii, we have the knowledge to help you with your solar install.  Find out more about us 

In 2021-2022 we spent 15 months as a family living aboard our sailboat, a Dufour 382 sailing from Corsica to Cancun and more recently to Florida & Bahamas.  An intrepid adventure of over 7,000NM visiting 12 countries along the way.  We're available for solar consultations with SunPower & Maxeon panels in stock in the USA ready to fulfill orders. 

Aloha, Katie & Lyall

+1 808 825 2670

info@sunpoweredyachts.com

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*At Sun Powered Yachts we only sell premium cosmetic quality SunPower® E-Flex panels. 
Our inventory is warehoused in Arizona, please visit our shipping policy for full details  

We are committed that 1% of your order with us goes directly to support the Papahānaumokuākea Marine Debris Project (PMDP) in Hawaii.  The 2023 clean up season included 60 days removing an incredible 212,410 lbs of marine debris!
 

Federal Tax Credits

Have you heard about the Federal Tax Credits that you could take advantage of for going solar on your boat?  Yes, your boat! 

 

Do you have a head, galley & bunk aboard? Then you may qualify and the Federal Tax Credit has now gone back up to 30% of the total cost to put your solar system in place.

 

This can include solar panels, controllers, wiring, labor etc. and can now more easily include batteries - maybe time for that lithium upgrade to Battle Born

SunPower Advantages

SunPower marine solar panels

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.

Sun Powered Yachts

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.

SunPower flexible 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.

new maxeon factory USA

Maxeon to open
new factory in USA

Great news! Maxeon recently announced (Aug 10th) that they will be opening a 3 Gigawatt factory in New Mexico. Construction will begin Spring 2024 and so by 2025 that's high efficiency Maxeon solar panels being made right here in the USA! 

 

Read our news post for full details.

SV Blake - Dufour 382

Are you looking for a boat already set up to go cruising?  We have our 2016 Dufour 382 GL 'Blake' listed for sale on Yacht World.  She is the adventure version with taller mast/deeper keel, 950W of SunPower flexible solar panels, a DC watermaker, new dinghy and plenty of safety gear. Currently hauled out in Freeport, Bahamas.  For more details contact our broker Amanda Haley with South Florida Sailing

T: 954 444 2283

SunPower install

We have added an Install List page to our website which currently has over 130 installs from our customers.  Get inspired by what other boat owners have added for SunPower & Maxeon solar panels. 

 

Maybe you own a Lagoon 400 or a Morgan 41 and wonder what panels might fit aboard, check out the list to see how other owners have gone solar aboard.

  

Calico Skies

Bill & Grace sail Calico Skies, a Sabre 36, and whilst in Mexico they installed 3x410W SunPower fixed frame solar panels as part of a major upgrade to their arch/davit system.  

Check out their YouTube episodes including #177 to see how they get on adding 1,230W (or 1.23kW) of SunPower solar panels.

Calico skies install details

"We made 7.2kWh yesterday out of our panels, what an upgrade!" 

Bill & Grace

SV Delos

Brian & Karin of SV Delos  installed 3x410W SunPower fixed frame panels when on the hard in Mexico (YouTube Ep.407

 

Combined with their SunPower E-flex panels, which have been aboard for ~3 years (YouTube Ep.262) they now have just under 2,00W of solar keeping them powered up in the Pacific - awesome! 

 

SV Delos install details

 

"Love our new 410W panels and they're the same size as the old 300W ones - woohoo!"

Brian & Karin

Sailing La Vagabonde

Riley & Elayna of Sailing La Vagabonde have been working on their new Rapido 60' trimaran and added 2x470W Maxeon fixed frame panels. 

They also have 6x170W SunPower flex panels they can deploy when needed.  With a 48V battery bank these panels are wired in series YouTube episode

SLV install details

"Thank you, the solar panels have been absolutely incredible." 

Riley & Elayna

Testimonials

SunPower marine solar panels

"So now I generally

don't bother hooking

up to shore power!"

     Thanks for all the help in planning my solar project for my boat. The two 170W flexible panels fit well on my Bimini and now I generally don't bother hooking up to shore power.  Although I haven’t had any long trips since my installation I have done a few day trips. And even with fridge, radio, plotters, autopilot and occasional radar it seems that these panels are keeping up with my usage. The advice and service has been great.  Thanks again.

 

Paul

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 469

Maxeon solar panels

"It is by far the best
decision I made
"

         I bought a solar system from Sun Powered Yachts in 2020. It is by far the best decision I have made for the electrical system on my boat. I would (and do) recommend Sun Powered Yachts to anyone looking to add solar to their boat.

Jeff

Endeavour 33

marine solar panels

"Terrific customer service, always responsive"

         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 with guidance and products that just work. Being a novice at setting up a solar system, I had many questions along the way, and the team at Sun Powered Yachts were always there to answers my questions and provide support.