The hardtop and foredeck of this Beneteau Yacht 62 have been equipped with 1282Wp of made-to-measure Solbianflex SP series solar panels.
With 38 bypass diodes integrated into the laminate, strings optimized for local shadow sources and four synchronized Victron SmartSolar MPPT charge controllers the system has been designed for maximum shadow tolerance. Shaded sections are bridged by the diodes so that the rest of the system keeps delivering the maximum possible electric current.
Detailed drawings from Beneteau Yachts made it possible to exactly work out the contours of the hard-top with the solar panels for the best possible use of space. A final check with our 1:1 paper templates was done directly onboard for optimization of wire positions.
The foredeck has been equipped with custom-made panels according to the installer’s manual measurements. Buttons for fixing the deck mattresses have been screwed through the solar panel laminate. Separately controlled PT and STB systems make it possible to mount one mattress while the other side keeps providing energy.
Full surface pre-mounted adhesive combined with our rear wires ensure an easy and efficient installation with perfect results. All panels are fully walkable and equipped with our structured frontsheet. This makes it possible to safely walk on them with boat shoes even in wet conditions.
Installation was done by our partner Robin Marine in Les Sables d’Olonne, France.
Panel series: SP
Battery voltage: 24V
Battery type: AGM