Solar power sailing – Using solar panels on the water

Solar panels are not just for treehuggers and home owners anymore. Now boat owners can use them too. Sun features a profile of two former tech workers who founded e-Marine, a company specializing in solar panels for boaters.

Solar panels on a boat can serve as backup power when the engine fails or keeping batteries charged for electrical equipment, taking a burden off of the motor.

Solar boat systems range in price from $1200 to $2000. Solar panels also come pre-installed on boats for sale on Boat Trader Online.

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