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Learn more at SailAmerica seminars! Our "Solar Power for Boats - Facts, Myths and Hype" presentation will be at several upcoming boat shows. Next seminars:
Strictly Sail Pacific, Oakland CA
April, 10 at 4:45 pm in Room D
April 12 at 11:45 am in Room C

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Our USA plant is running!


All panels are now made in our state-of-the art facility
in Anacortes, WA


razor-thin, nothing protruding

recessed wires, flat back

wire exit through deck or on top

Please get in your spring 2014 orders early.
The good news is that we have got more crew on board and order backlogs are getting smaller.

• New 2015 product line coming: Production of our Suncatcher™ family of panels is starting end of April with the 36 and 57 watt models. The larger 75 - 150 watt models will follow end of May. These have better overall efficiencies and shade tolerance than any other panels.

What is happening with Compact+ and Cobra models?

Installation Picture Gallery with dozens of photos from happy users
Bargains page with reduced price items
Models:
Bluewater™ 25
Built on anodized aluminum with 19+% efficiency mono cells. and a textured fluorocarbon surface. Overall panel efficiency 14%. (Why is panel efficiency lower than cell efficiency?)
Length Width Power Price
47 1/2" (1205 mm) 6" (153 mm) 26 W $322
Compact™ 25
Built on anodized aluminum with 19+% efficiency mono cells. and a textured fluorocarbon surface. Overall panel efficiency 15%. (Why is panel efficiency lower than cell efficiency?)
Length Width Power Price
17" (432 mm) 16" (406 mm) 26 W $322
Compact™ 50
Built on anodized aluminum with 19+% efficiency mono cells. and a textured fluorocarbon surface. Overall panel efficiency 15%. (Why is panel efficiency lower than cell efficiency?)
Length Width Power Price
32 1/2" (825 mm) 16 1/4" (410 mm) 52 W $499
Compact™ 100
Built on anodized aluminum with 19+% efficiency mono cells. and a textured fluorocarbon surface. Overall panel efficiency 16%. (Why is panel efficiency lower than cell efficiency?)
Length Width Power Price
47 1/4" (1200 mm) 21" (532 mm) 104 W $899
Suncatcher™ 38
Built on anodized aluminum with 20+% efficiency mono cells and a textured fluorocarbon surface. The cells are arranged in 2 parallell circuits for better shade tolerance. Overall panel efficiency 15%. (Why is panel efficiency lower than cell efficiency?)
Length Width Power Price
27 1/2" (699 mm) 21" (532 mm) 38 W $360
Available early May
Suncatcher™ 57
Built on anodized aluminum with 20+% efficiency mono cells and a textured fluorocarbon surface. The cells are arranged in 3 parallell circuits for better shade tolerance. Overall panel efficiency 16%. (Why is panel efficiency lower than cell efficiency?)
Length Width Power Price
27 1/2" (699 mm) 20 3/4" (526 mm) 57 W $530
Available early May
Suncatcher™ 75
Built on anodized aluminum with 20+% efficiency mono cells and a textured fluorocarbon surface. The cells are arranged in 4 parallell circuits for better shade tolerance. Overall panel efficiency 16%. (Why is panel efficiency lower than cell efficiency?)
Length Width Power Price
27 1/2" (699 mm) 27 1/4" (691 mm) 75 W $690
Available end May
Suncatcher™ 94
Built on anodized aluminum with 20+% efficiency mono cells and a textured fluorocarbon surface. The cells are arranged in 5 parallell circuits for better shade tolerance. Overall panel efficiency 16%. (Why is panel efficiency lower than cell efficiency?)
Length Width Power Price
33 5/8" (854 mm) 27 1/2" (699 mm) 94 W $870
Available end May
Suncatcher™ 113
Built on anodized aluminum with 20+% efficiency mono cells and a textured fluorocarbon surface. The cells are arranged in 6 parallell circuits for better shade tolerance. Overall panel efficiency 16%. (Why is panel efficiency lower than cell efficiency?)
Length Width Power Price
40 1/8" (1018 mm) 27 1/2" (699 mm) 113 W $1,050
Available end May
Suncatcher™ 132
Built on anodized aluminum with 20+% efficiency mono cells and a textured fluorocarbon surface. The cells are arranged in 7 parallell circuits for better shade tolerance. Overall panel efficiency 16%. (Why is panel efficiency lower than cell efficiency?)
Length Width Power Price
46 1/2" (1182 mm) 27 1/2" (699 mm) 132 W $1,230
Available end May
Suncatcher™ 150
Built on anodized aluminum with 20+% efficiency mono cells and a textured fluorocarbon surface. The cells are arranged in 8 parallell circuits for better shade tolerance. Overall panel efficiency 16%. (Why is panel efficiency lower than cell efficiency?)
Length Width Power Price
53" (1346 mm) 27 1/2" (699 mm) 150 W $1,420
Available end May
Why we are discontinuing Compact+ and Cobra models: The supply of SunPower™ back contact cells is too unreliable. They cannot be purchased directly from the manufacturer. The only source is China-based dealers (or eBay vendors) with no certificates of origin nor specs. We have to test every single cell and discard too many as not passing our incoming QC.

Why cell efficiency does not equal panel efficiency: Many manufacturers brag about the high efficiency of the cells they use. But while cell efficiency is important for panel efficiency it is not the only factor. White spaces like wide margins, junction boxes and connectors do not produce power. Some panels use bypass or blocking diodes that steal energy. So panels with impressive cell efficiency numbers may actually produce less power per square feet (or sq m) area than panels with less space waste.

Features:

• Efficient - Monocrystalline silicon cells with the highest state of the art conversion rate ranging from 18% to more than 22%.

• Ultrathin and lightweight - All models are less than 3/16" (4.5 mm) thick with NOTHING protruding from the surface that can catch sheets, sails or your feet.

• Rugged - built on marine grade aluminum (Compact and Compact +) or carbon fiber laminate (Compact+ Lite) and sealed with heavy-duty fluorpolymer which provides superior UV, mechanical, salt water and chemical resistance

• Mount on curved surfaces - the modules are semi-ridgid (Compact and Compact+) or semi-flexible (Bluewater and Compact+ Lite and adapt to moderate bends.

• Partial shade resistance - arrays of parallel circuits fight shadow from the sail, boom and mast

• 10 year warranty - prorated for materials and workmanship and covers performance losses greater than 20% over the same time period. Details

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Last update 09APR2014

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