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

 

With a background in sailing & solar and also from living off-grid for the past 8 years we have the knowledge to help you with your solar install.  Find out more about us and check out Katie's article "Sailing Turkey's Turquoise Coast" in November's Latitude 38 magazine. 

 

Based on the Big Island of Hawaii we offer free solar consultations and have plenty of SunPower solar panels in stock in the USA and continue to fulfill orders.   

Let us help you go solar with SunPower.  

 

Aloha, Katie & Lyall

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X-Series

370 Watt

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A-Series

410 Watt

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X-Series

350 Watt

(all black)

SunPower Advantages

SunPower® E-Flex Installs

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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.

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.

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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Custom teardrop trailer

1x 170W

Many of our customers have RV's, campers, tiny homes etc.  Bill recently installed 1x170W SunPower E-flex solar panel on his custom teardrop trailer.  With his family they're planning a lot of roadtrips.  The flex panels are lightweight & have a low profile which means less drag and more MPG on the road!

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Lagoon 52

6x 170W

The team at NAOS Yachts in Marina Del Rey recently installed 6x170W SunPower flex panels aboard a Lagoon 52.  The owners can now enjoy Catalina Island for longer with clean & quiet power versus a noisy engine or the generator.  If you are in the LA area chat with NAOS Yachts about helping with your solar install.

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Buchanan 47 ketch

2x 170W

Floris & Ivar are two sailors in search of sustainable solutions as they sail around the world. They're currently in Tahiti and just added 2x170W SunPower flexible solar panels aboard their boat.  They're pretty excited to have more clean power aboard and may unplug at the marina! Visit their website for updates on their journey

Federal Tax Credits

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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.

Choose Your SunPower® E-Flex solar panel

Free Shipping In USA

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.  

News & Reviews

"We're very happy with

our SunPower panels..." 

 

"I had a great experience buying from Sun Powered Yachts. The team is very helpful and provides a rarely seen level of customer service. We are very happy with our SunPower panels and their performance - Kelly.

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Latitude 38 -

read Katie's article

Grab your November issue of Latitude 38 magazine and read Katie's article "Sailing Turkey's Turquoise Coast".  This goes into detail about our 3 weeks sailing in Turkey back in July.  Visit Latitude 38 magazine online for the full story on p.82 or read Katie's blog post here

SunPower flexible solar panels

10% off LOXX fasteners

at sailrite.com 

 

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.

Email us for the promocode to get 10% off and then head to www.sailrite.com for the full range of LOXX fasteners

Testimonials

SunPower 170W E-flex 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

high efficiency flexible solar panels

"It made my project

work, thank you"

Lyall and Katie are so knowledgeable.  I tried this project with a lesser quality panel and the project failed because it wasn't efficient enough. The SunPower® Maxeon Gen III cells are compact and simply kick out more Volts/Current than all the others on the market today.   And by using the SunPower® panel, everything was smooth and efficient.  I love my new 170W 29V 5.83A panel!!  It made my project work.   Thanks Lyall for all your knowledge in making this work. 
 

Rob

E-recumbent trike & trailer

"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.

Robert

Beneteau 41

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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