FLINkite+ 
Flying solar modules

The handy FLINkite+ can be used flexibly, is quickly set up and delivers considerable daily yields. The square solar modules are placed over a halyard (e.g. spi halyard) and held in position by the center line of the system. The guide lines converge in a clamp, which is raked into the railing by means of the carabiners. Via the guide lines, the solar panels can be aligned around two axes so that they always point towards the sun. The bifacial solar panels also use their backside to generate energy: The light reflected from the water, which is captured by the back of the transparent solar panels, allows the FLINkite+ to gain even more energy. When the solar system is not needed, it can be stored in the small FLINbag.

Choose the FLINkite+ according to your energy needs.

Like the FLINsail, the FLINkite+ is modular. Choose the right size according to your energy needs. For example, a 3M-FLINkite+ can be used to power a cooler and laptop at anchor. Choose a FLINkite+ with up to six modules to charge your consumer batteries quickly and efficiently.

FLINkite+ Video

Learn more about the setup and use of the FLINkite+ in this video.

Bifacial solar modules

Our bifacial solar modules can harvest energy equally from both sides. The back of the solar panels in the FLINkite+ capture the light reflected from the water, allowing the FLINkites+ to generate 10% to 20% more energy than conventional solar panels. Rated power of bifacial solar system: 90 W -> 100 W+.

2M-FLINkite+

  • Power
90 W+
  • Average daily yield
0,55 kWh
  • Weight incl. bag    
3,5 kg
  • Minimum mast height     
4,5 m
  • Max. wind speed    
28 kn

3M-FLINkite+

  • Power
135 W+
  • Average daily yield
0,83 kWh
  • Weight incl. bag    
4,5 kg
  • Minimum mast height     
5,5 m
  • Max. wind speed  
20 kn

4M-FLINkite+

  • Power
180 W+
  • Average daily yield
1,1 kWh
  • Weight incl. bag
5,25 kg
  • Minimum mast height     
6,5 m
  • Max. wind speed      
18 kn

5M-FLINkite+

  • Power
225 W+
  • Average daily yield
1,38 kWh
  • Weight incl. bag
6 kg
  • Minimum mast height     
7,5 m
  • Max. wind speed     
16 kn

6M-FLINkite+

  • Power
270 W+
  • Average daily yield
1,65 kWh
  • Weight incl. bag    
6,75 kg
  • Minimum mast height     
8,5 m
  • Max. wind speed    
14 kn

FLINbag

We deliver every FLINkite+ in the practical FLINbag. It is made in Europe and convinces with a good quality. The padded bag has a handy pack size and offers optimal protection when storing the FLINkite+. With the zipper the bag can be opened completely: If the FLINkite+ is placed over the spiefall, the solar panels can easily slide out of the bag.

Dimensions: 680 mm x 565 mm x 100 mm 

Perfect angle - Highest efficiency

Decisive for the maximum output of a solar module is its alignment at the perfect angle. For maximum energy generation from solar radiation, the solar modules in the FLINkite+ can be aligned synchronously with the sun. This enables maximum solar energy gain even in the evening hours when the sun is low in the sky. When the FLINkite+ is at the perfect angle, you can even achieve greater charging currents than using a common shore power charger.

 

Use the model opposite to test how the angle of incidence of the sun affects the efficiency of a 100-watt solar module. Move the panel by drag and drop, or click on one of the alignment points.

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Technical details

Learn more about the production, installation and handling of FLINkites+.

 

Installation of the FLINkite+

The FLINkite+ is pulled into the mast via any halyard. The clamp of the FLINkite+, in which the guide lines run, is fixed via the two carabiners to a fixed point - for example, on the railing. The halyard is used to pull through the system so that the center line is well tensioned. With the help of the guide lines and the clamp, the solar modules can be aligned to the sun.

Alignment of the solar modules

Use the guide lines to align the solar modules in the FLINkite+ to the sun. The solar modules rotate synchronously around two axes to the desired position. Use the clamp to fix the solar modules in the desired position.

Optionally, we offer charge controllers with Bluetooth interface. The charging current of the FLINkite+ can be monitored via a smartphone. If this is maximum, the solar modules are optimally aligned.

 

How can a deck feed-through of the cables look like?

The FLINkite+ is a plug & play system. Therefore, in order to use the FLINkite+, no design changes need to be made to the sailing yacht. If it is used, the cables can be laid flying through the companionway or a hatch. Alternatively, a fixed socket can be placed at the base of the mast as a deck feed-through. Use our MC4 Philippi adapter for this purpose.

Contact us

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