" Look for panels with MC4 connectors for starters. They are water tight and that will prevent that problem. Rest of the panel itself should be well sealed if quality. There are spray sealers that could be used on the backs of the panels too.
Those eco worthy panels are Chinese, who ha... "Reply To: FANTASIC DEAL***** 150W SOLAR PANEL
" The last sailboat I owned had a solar setup on board. Simple, actually. A panel mounted aft hanging outboard on a railing. The 12 volt output ran down below to a deep cycle battery, which was the 'house' battery supplying 12 volts DC throughout the boat to run radios, lights, etc. There was a... "Reply To: FANTASIC DEAL***** 150W SOLAR PANEL
" @Xizang: Oop, forgot what to recommend. I would recommend these very panels we've been discussing. The Eco-Worthy 150 watt mono crystalline panel for 140$ from their website. http://www.eco-worthy.com/catalog/130w-150w-so... "Reply To: FANTASIC DEAL***** 150W SOLAR PANEL
" @Mary_B: I found Solar Boulevard,com . The do indeed have good deal for poly crystalline panels. A 140 watt is 154$ for 1 panel or 144$ if one buys a 2 panels bundle, not bad. Eco-Worthy does have a slightly better price of 140$ for a 150 Watt mono crystalline, a saving of 14$ and 10 extra wat... "Reply To: FANTASIC DEAL***** 150W SOLAR PANEL
" From what you guys know, are there any you would especially recommend for heavy use outdoors, in LOTS of water? I'm asking because I am around large boats, marinas, and an environment where there is not only water from the skies, but sea water splashing up big time. Live aboard boaters are al... "Reply To: FANTASIC DEAL***** 150W SOLAR PANEL
" Okay anything I add a link to is not showing as part of the discussion, Solar Boulevard has the 140 watt panels I use. I have 16 of them and the company that produces them is US based(some panels come from china but are built to better specs). Solar Synergy is the brand name "Reply To: FANTASIC DEAL***** 150W SOLAR PANEL
" Testing .... for some reason my posts are not showing I have 16 of these, US based company so better warranty service http://www.solarblvd.com/Solar-Panels-&-Systems-12-Volt-Solar-Panels/c1_269/p2668/Solar-Cynergy-140-Watt-12-Volt-Solar-Panel/product_info.html "Reply To: FANTASIC DEAL***** 150W SOLAR PANEL
" " Decent price, never heard of the brand, but made in China. I use these, little higher in price but a USA manufacturer who also has a plant in China so it likely is chinese made but to a higher specification http://www.solarblvd.com/Solar-Panels-&-Systems-12-Volt-Solar-Panels/c1_269/p271... "Reply To: FANTASIC DEAL***** 150W SOLAR PANEL
" www.solarblvd.com has reasonably priced smaller panels. And the company that builds/imports them is US based for warranty issues http://www.solarblvd.com/Solar-Panels-&-Systems-12-Volt-Solar-Panels/c1_269/p2668/Solar-Cynergy-140-Watt-12-Volt-Solar-Panel/product_info.html are the panels I use.... "Reply To: FANTASIC DEAL***** 150W SOLAR PANEL
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