**At the moment I have a deal on a fully fitted 2 panel system using top of the range equipment with bluetooth connectivity for £1450 including all parts and labour. With this deal you get a premium system. Professionally fitted with my custom fixing kit, at a similar price to my competitors budget Chinese system.**
Solar power can be seriously useful on a narrowboat and has fast become a big part of my work. My solar installations are well thought out, neatly fitted, really work and look great.
Here’s a youtube video describing a recent solar installation:
For boaters who spend extended periods out away from shorepower in the Summer months it is a game changer and allows you to moor in one spot and not have to run the engine – Fridge on 24/7, rads off and hot water from your Webasto style heater. The size of system needed depends on power usage and equipment inside the boat and I recommend 500+watts of solar panels for a typical modern narrowboat. I generally fit the bigger domestic size panels – they give great output, are good value and are reliable.
I haven’t found a mounting/fixing kit I’ve been happy fitting I’ve designed my own brackets and in my opinion they’re the best available. They’ve been made by a local engineering company using 6mm laser cut 316 stainless steel and have been designed to adjust to the curve of various different narrowboat roofs. They allow me to fix panels neatly and securely, are unobtrusive and make them very hard to steal.
I will fit whatever the customer wants and am quite happy to install to a customers specification.
Before installing solar you should think about fitting some sort of battery monitoring system. Please call 07922 163072 to discuss and I can give you a good idea of the costs involved. Sometimes I can arrange for the customer to purchase the panels and controller to help cut costs.