News & updates from Sun Powered Yachts

September 24, 2020

The Victron Community is an online, searchable knowledge base of questions and answers regarding Victron Energy products.  It's a place for customers, developers, installers & distributors to come together and share their experiences.  Answers are provided by the whole...

September 9, 2020

We often receive emails from owners saying that their RV or camper is "solar ready" or "wired for solar" asking if they can just hook up a SunPower flexible solar panel and they're all set.  It's great to see that more and more manufacturers are realizing that solar is...

August 14, 2020

We wanted to share with you a case study for a customer with a pretty unique marine application!  East Coast BrewBoat is a super fun, 100% green, pedal powered (for the most part!), electric tour boat based in Murrels Inlet, South Carolina.   

Here's a copy of the...

August 11, 2020

It's been a little while now since Katie sat down with Ben Shaw and was interviewed for his Out The Gate Podcast episode 10 (he's now at episode 46!) but we wanted to share it with you here today.  We're recently back from our sailing vacation in Turkey and after a wel...

August 6, 2020

I will start this off by admitting that this charter was one of the most challenging to book. I essentially booked three completely different trips in the end; two were canceled, and ultimately we landed in the beautiful country of Turkey—literally, the only country we...

July 29, 2020

We had the pleasure of sailing a 2019 Jeanneau 389, our version was a fixed keel with three cabins, in Turkey for three weeks. I wanted to share my review of the boat. As a disclaimer, we own a 2015 Dufour 382, which is a similar boat to the 389 we chartered with Dream...

June 6, 2020

The SmartSolar range of Victron Energy MPPT charge controllers all have a number of LEDs on the front, the smaller controllers have 2 LEDs and larger controllers have 3 LEDs.

Through a combination of different colors and flashing sequences these LEDs will indicate a num...

May 26, 2020

Your SunPower E-flex solar panel is made up of a number of single solar cells wired together in series coming together at the junction box (top right corner) and then has a positive and negative cable with MC4 connectors attached.  This shows which is the positive and...

May 18, 2020

In Hawaii over the weekend we experienced Lahaina Noon, a pretty cool tropical solar phenomenon.  What is Lahaina noon?  Great question, you may have heard it referred to as the 'subsolar point' and Hawaii is the only State in the USA to experience it.  In short becaus...

May 3, 2020

After rummaging through a desk drawer and finding a few hard drives I had a look through some old sailing photos which brought back some great memories.  There were photos from various boat trips I had done when first learning to sail but this one stands out - ARC Euro...

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