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Solar Vs. Wind

Discussion in 'Thinking of buying a Moody ask a question here' started by Kenneth Staub, 20/9/16.

  1. We purchased a 45 Ds but have not taken delivery yet.
    We are debating about solar panels vs. wind turbin to aid in electrical charging.
    We primarily sail in the Med.
    Worried about loosing deck space with solar panels and noise with turbines.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks
    Kenneth Staub
     
  2. Ian Brearley

    Ian Brearley Ian Brearley

    Messages:
    59
    Boat name:
    SERAPHINA
    Boat type:
    Moody 44
    Cruising area:
    Spain / Mediterranean
    Hi,

    On our moody 44, currently in Greece we have 340W solar and a D400 wind generator (quietest on the market).

    We find the solar panels give far more power (wish I got more) than the wind generator. In the med wind often too light to generate sufficient energy. Thus for the med I strongly recommend solar panels first snd lots of them. Secondly I would go for water generator for extra power when sailing.

    Kind regards,
    Ian.
     
  3. Neil Eccles

    Neil Eccles Neil Eccles Executive Committee

    Messages:
    3,478
    MOA Position:
    Website Editor
    Boat name:
    CUTAWAY
    Boat type:
    Moody 42
    Cruising area:
    West Coast of France and North Coast Of Spain
    Kenneth,

    This isn't the board to post this enquiry - perhaps you might join the MOA since you have become a Moody Owner and I will move it to the main board.

    Kindest

    Neil
     
  4. Thank you very much for your info.
     
  5. As soon as I get hull # etc. for your application I plan to.
     
  6. Thanks- did not consider before