I am planning to install a new small solar system on a sailboat. There is no existing equipment or installation.
The plan is for 4 100W renogy compact panels and a 400 or 600 Ah 12v LiFePO4 house bank. Panels will be mounted on a hard bimini with a curve from port to starboard. I expect that there could be some shading on the two port panels or on the two starboard panels, but most of the time I should have one pair that has no shading. The curve of the bimini will likely cause each panel, shaded or not, to get a different amount of sun.
I am trying to figure out the best setup of Victron controllers - one big one? two smaller controllers? four controllers? I'm presently thinking two 100/20 MPPT controllers, each attached to two of the panels wired in series. Being new to solar, though, I am not sure if I have thought through all of the potential implications.