Long summer days mean a lot of waterfront activities, but some of those activities require added accessories and power. Lights and appliances can be electrically powered, which is convenient but might not always be safe, feasible, or preferred. By adding solar panels, more boat owners are turning to the Sun to keep their vessels powered, even into the night. Solar power is energy-efficient and environmentally friendly alternative that eliminates the use of fossil fuels. If you love boating or own a boat, here’s why you should opt for solar power.
Reducing your power bill has never been easier. As the demand for solar-powered technology increases, the technology gets more efficient and cheaper, and the savings are worth the investment. Solar panels work in all weather conditions and temperatures, unlike electrical power sources that can fail or require additional maintenance or professional repairs, especially in colder weather.
Electricity at no Cost
The most important advantage of solar power is the ability to generate electricity on your own without paying for fuel. Even though the initial cost of installation is high, solar power is more cost-effective in the long run as it helps you save money on fuel. The Sun is your power source, and it’s free to use
Solar energy is a clean source of electricity that will not release any dangerous emissions into the air. Currently, the world is plagued by pollution, and as a sailor, you see that better than anyone else. Using solar power could be your way of saving the world. Solar power s cleaner and more silent, having no atmospheric emissions such as greenhouse gases that are harmful to the earth.
There is a popular misconception about solar energy: it is less powerful than the traditional energy sources we have today. In reality, solar energy has evolved over the years. Today, it has proven itself a worthy challenger of traditional non-renewable energy in terms of affordability and power. Solar energy can do wonders if you have the right panels to deliver the electricity requirement of your boat or ship.
Solar panels can produce power in all types of weather, including on cloudy days. On partly cloudy days, they produce up to 80% of their potential energy; on heavily cloudy days, they can produce about 25% of their potential output. Therefore they can be relied upon, regardless of the weather.
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We here at Marine Electric Systems have over 30 years of industry experience. You can trust our team for reliable service and expert craftsmanship in the Maryland, Baltimore, Annapolis, and Baltimore city areas! We’re highly certified and adhere to all ABYC and NMEA regulations. We specialize in top-notch electrical solutions for recreational, commercial, and government boating clients. Anything from electrical refits, to navigation systems, or boating maintenance. To stay up to date on our services, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube. You can also contact us at 410-263-0807.