News & updates from Sun Powered Yachts

February 20, 2019

A 6,000NM adventure of a lifetime!

Sun Powered Yachts is very excited to be a new sponsor of the America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association (AGLCA) for 2019!  This is the trip of a lifetime, and a huge adventure for many boat owners.  Can you imagine cruising over...

February 17, 2019

The IRS just recently published Form 5695 for 2018.  This is the IRS form that you would need to complete to take advantage of the 30% Federal Tax Credit if you placed your solar system into service in 2018 (or earlier).  

Who Can Take the Credit?


"You may be...

February 10, 2019

At the San Diego boatshow we were chatting with John Arndt from Latitude 38, the sailing magazine, and among other things we started chatting about our next sailing trip we had planned. 

Cruising for 5 weeks in the med on 3 different boats in 2 different count...

February 8, 2019

Wow what another busy boatshow that has taken us more than a few days to recover from!  The boatshow in San Diego at the SunRoad Marina was a lot of fun and in between chatting with people it's always nice to wander the booths & docks to see what's new and check o...

January 10, 2019

After a successful launch of Sun Powered Yachts at the Annapolis Boat Show in October 2018 we soon realized that it's important for us to be at more boat shows, awesome!  We love the 'booth life' and chatting sailing & solar with everyone we meet.  There is a lot of in...

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!  To start the year off, I wanted to share a recent solar testimonial from our friends Scott and Melissa aboard Kaimana! They have a catamaran with:

4 x Kyocera 255W for a total of just over 1000Watts (1.02kW)

The panels are attached to the hardtop bi...

December 13, 2018

Sun Powered Yachts is proud to be a new supporter of the 'On The Wind' sailing podcast made by our good friends at 59° North sailing.  Andy Schell is now on his 251st episode, incredible!  If you are not familiar with the podcast follow the orange links and check...

November 13, 2018

Sun Powered Yachts is so excited to announce the new SunPower® E-Flex series 170Watt flexible solar panel!  It is literally being manufactured as I type!  These 170Watt panels exclusively use SunPower® Generation 3, Prime Maxeon™ highest efficiency solar cells.  Truly,...

October 17, 2018

It is only now that we are back home that Katie and I are finding the time to look back on what was a very busy 5 days at the Annapolis Sail Boat Show.  There was no better place to launch a business and it felt like an exceptionally busy show this year, especially wit...

September 25, 2018

When looking around online and deciding on the next steps in going solar there seems to be an endless supply of flexible panels to choose from. Whilst they may have the same power rating (eg. 100 watt) there are likely to be some fundamental differences that set SunPow...

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