News & updates from Sun Powered Yachts

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...

April 29, 2020

RVwithTito is a very popular YouTube channel by Brian who covers how to do DIY projects and improvements to your RV.  Last year he installed some SunPower flexible solar panels (2x110W) and followed that up with also adding a 170W panel.  Brian spends a lot of the year...

April 18, 2020

 We are missing the BoatShow life

We all know where we would rather be right now - yep at the Pacific Boatshow in Richmond CA, we had such a great time there exhibiting last year.  Not only is it a great show it's in a building that's powered by over 1 megawatt of SunPo...

April 4, 2020

The last of the 100Watts!

At the time of writing (April 4th) there are now only 15 of the 100W SunPower E-flex solar panels left in stock.  And that is the last of the 100W panels that we have available, in fact it's the last of the 100W panels that SunPower has availab...

March 27, 2020

We're super excited about SV Delos going solar with SunPower!  We've been catching some glimpses of their SunPower 170W & 110W E-flex panels aboard in photos posted to Instagram & Facebook for a couple of months but today SV Delos published their YouTube video with mor...

March 25, 2020

Nick & Megan are now living aboard their fourth boat, a Leopard 46' catamaran, and share their experiences & travels via their website and YouTube channel.  With many years & miles of cruising experience they regularly share tips & advice to fellow cruisers and tho...

March 9, 2020

We wanted to post an update from Ed Eisen who wrote an article about having gone solar that we published back in April 2019.  He originally added 2x110W SunPower E-flex solar panels to his Jeanneau 43, you can read that full install article here

Ten Months Later

by Ed Ei...

March 4, 2020

We were pleased to help Paul & Anne Marie go solar with SunPower aboard their Amel Super Maramu 'Rita Kathryn'.  As with all of our customers it's great to help with sizing a system, which SunPower flexible solar panels will work and to which MPPT charge controller.  I...

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