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 Which is Better - Wind Generator or Solar Panels

"I keep my boat on a mooring and want to keep my batteries charged.   My sailboat has an outboard and my batteries run down on long weekend cruises.   While cruising, I don't like to have to run my engine so much just to keep my batteries charged.   Should I get a wind generator or solar panels?   As with the answer to many questions, it depends.   In this case it depends on where you live or where you cruise, or more accurately on the weather where you live or when you cruise.   Wind generators need plenty of wind and solar panels need lots of sun.   The following will give you some of the pros and cons of each."
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 (Submitted by Noel Sat Jul 24, 2004 )

  


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