The solar cover system from Cover Systems Intl. harnesses the sun’s free energy to keep boat batteries charged and ready to go. The product uses a small, flexible solar panel that is pre-fitted to a Cover Systems waterproof and UV-proof boat cover or supplied separately for easy retro-fitting to a custom cover.
The system includes a flexible solar panel, solar charge controller and either a cigarette socket connector or lead with alligator clips to transfer energy collected to the battery. Boat owners are installing the solar systems on canopies or biminis to charge cell phones or GPS units in case of emergencies on the high seas.