Chicken or the Egg?
Almost as timeless as the debate over which came first, the chicken or the egg, is the debate over which is more valuable on a cruising sailboat, solar panels or wind generators. I can’t believe I’m still talking about this but I really find it interesting just how resolute some people are on the subject!
Obviously a combination of both would be best, and no doubt the cruising grounds one was spending their time in would affect the results obtained from the devices. What will be best for us is of course, the question! From a dollars-to-spend point of view, I think they will end up being pretty much equal. For ease of installation I think I would give the nod to solar.
At this moment I am leaning towards increasing the solar capacity on board Katana first. The final decision on this will be made once the snow goes away and we can get back on our boat. I’ll really be happy to be done with this debate!
Now, chicken or egg?