May 6, 2020

Solar Power

Make the future bright with Solar Power

Klacko Marine is continuing to offer solar panels and controllers to the Marine industry by request. Please contact us for latest pricing and stock availability. We’ve included some verified suppliers at the bottom of this post that offer consistent stock and advice.

Marine Solar Panels and LiFePo4 Batteries

Our strength at Klacko is the design and fabrication of the structures to mount your solar panels. It’s fair to say our marine electrical knowledge is anecdotal.

Canadian Solar, LG, Panasonic and Heliene are the top manufacturers we recommend for Marine Grade Solar Panels.

We cannot recommend flexible and semiflexible panels, as they have not demonstrated adequate lifespan. performance or durability in marine environments. We continue to survey our clients that have them in use for longterm feedback.

Catalina Yachts Solar Panel Array DIY

Victron Energy Charge Controllers

This brand of controllers is by far the most recommended for their ease of install and use. Bluetooth connectivity and a great smart app make them the no 1. choice by sailors and marine installers.

Victron Energy Sailing provides a huge range of useful information, guides and power requirement calculators. Their equipment is as good as it gets for most bluewater cruisers. Their phone app and software is regularly updated and very user friendly.

SmartSolar MPPT 75/10, 75/15, 100/15 & 100/20

Epever are also a favourite. They are more economical and less frills controller choice. You will see in the reviews and forums they are gaining a solid reputation and are often found for great prices on Amazon.

Solar on a Boat Facebook group is a recommended resource and a very user friendly knowledge base. Its for all things ‘On Water & Off Grid’. We’ve found that most marine situations and power setups are actively covered by the wide group of sailor/members.

Beneteau 473 Solar Arch
Beneteau 473 1.2kW Solar Arch with Davits

Check out our Klacko solar installation, DIY and information blog page here. Feel free to submit any good offgrid, solar and wind weblinks you think we should add!

Some great Offgrid Solar & Battery suppliers in Ontario, Canada. Be sure to check out their offgrid cottage packages which mirror well to marine installations.

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Solar Shopping Mall
Canadian Energy