251. Adding more solar power to my narrowboat



Yes, this is a long video indeed. It covers the complete installation and configuration of an additional 540W solar panel (I said 550 in the video but it’s 540) along with two new Epever Tracer MPPT solar charge controllers and all the wiring etc.

Chapters:
00:00 Introduction
01:18 Why add more?
02:47 Where to put the new panel
04:09 Which panel?
04:41 How to mount it
05:23 Precision engineering
07:05 Installing the panel
11:41 Wiring the panel to the engine room
15:46 Why two new solar controllers?
19:09 Installing the new MPPT controllers
20:16 Installing ancillary wiring bits
23:19 Explaining the wiring
28:19 Switching it all on
35:25 Configuring the controllers with a laptop
40:51 The most exciting bit of all

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Solar panel (Canadian Solar 540W) bought from Bimble Solar
Controllers and wiring miscellany bought from Photonic Universe
Screws from Wickes

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