**At the moment I have a deal on a fully fitted 610 watt system using quality German panels and a Victron controller for £1450 including all parts and labour. With this deal you get a premium system. Professionally fitted with my custom fixing kit, at a lower 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.
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. 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 so have had my own brackets custom made and in my opinion they’re the best available. They’re adjustable to cope with the various degrees of curved roof and made from 6mm laser cut 316 Stainless Steel. 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 (similar to a fuel gauge in a car). 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.