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Sails Built with Integral Solar Panels

Post by dlandersson » Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:23 pm

Sails Built with Integral Solar Panels 8)

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Re: Sails Built with Integral Solar Panels

Post by mastreb » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:56 pm

Yeah. I fail to see why going to all the expense and hassle and weight aloft of integrating cells into the sails makes any sense compared to a solar bimini, which could do a kilowatt using far more traditional materials, lower aloft weight, and essentially zero disadvantages.

If the sail material itself was generating the power, that would be one thing. But these are just flexible cells sewn into sailcloth, which creates a number of disadvantages that a hard bimini abaft the boom doesn't have.

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Re: Sails Built with Integral Solar Panels

Post by Paulieb » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:35 pm

Yeah. Totally agreed, this is totally unnecessary. This is the combo DVD/VCR of sailing. If the solar panels fail, do you get new sails, if the sails tear you need alternate charge source. Not to mention - no sailing, no charging. I prefer to let the sun charge my batteries when I'm not sailing, because I would rather pay attention to sailing while I'm sailing. 8)
I've been bitten by too many combo devices in the past, never again...

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Re: Sails Built with Integral Solar Panels

Post by dlandersson » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:23 am

Hmmm...I have a combo DVD/VCR :cry:
Paulieb wrote:Yeah. Totally agreed, this is totally unnecessary. This is the combo DVD/VCR of sailing. If the solar panels fail, do you get new sails, if the sails tear you need alternate charge source. Not to mention - no sailing, no charging. I prefer to let the sun charge my batteries when I'm not sailing, because I would rather pay attention to sailing while I'm sailing. 8)
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Re: Sails Built with Integral Solar Panels

Post by Jonair222 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:02 pm

No one will watch VHS in 10 years...

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Re: Sails Built with Integral Solar Panels

Post by Jonair222 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:04 pm

And DVD will become a dino (or already is****)

Prepare for modern energy storage
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Re: Sails Built with Integral Solar Panels

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Re: Sails Built with Integral Solar Panels

Post by dlandersson » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:47 pm

On a more relevant note, while sails with solar panels may not take off, it's a pretty slick 2 fur 1 idea. The sail needs to be there for the wind to push against anyway, and the square footage loses nothing by being also used to collect solar energy. Like the combo printer/scanner/fax units that are everywhere. I'll' be the first to admit that it could be better. And you know? It WILL get better. 8)
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