To ensure the proper-functioning of all systems, required amount of energy produced by solar system should be more than 300 kilowatt hours per day. Considering, that during the night-time your yacht is connected to the shore power source to charge the yacht’s power storing unit. Most of all energy is consumed by electric propulsion what gives you silence of the sailing yacht and power of the motor yacht. If you stopped at anchor and want to get the most of solar energy, simply engage the automatic positioning system, which positions the yacht in such way to maximize the energy production.
Primarily it depends on geographical region your yacht is operated and current weather conditions. The number of daylight hours and the intensity of the sunlight are the key factors. However, the solar system could produce more than enough energy at the world’s most popular yachting areas. The yacht is equipped with a real-time energy monitoring system so the owner is able to see the solar system’s performance at any given moment. The monitoring system also analyzes the energy consumption in real-time and this gives the ability to choose how and when you use energy.
Under the optimal environmental conditions the solar system generates near 100 kWh of power which charges energy storage unit or could drive the yacht at a comfortable 17 knots.
Beside is an interactive estimator which allows to find energy storage unit discharge time depending on yacht performance. Keep in mind that those figures are given without the such amount of energy which in real world are generated by the photovoltaic system, which charges the battery banks. The total amount of energy depends on current weather conditions. Therefore, the view of real balance between energy production and consumption could provide the on-board real-time energy monitoring system only.
To find out the approximate amount of energy the yacht’s solar system can produce, please click your area on banner or scroll down, search your area it in the map below and click the ‘i’ icon for more details. Keep in mind that due to the nature of solar, yacht’s solar system may produce even more, or a little bit less than the figures given.