RV Solar Panels
Power your Vacation with Solar
When it comes to RV traveling, finding a reliable power source can often be hard to find. While RV battery life is usually pretty decent, back-up is always necessary if you're planning on staying immobile awhile. This is when an
RV solar panel (which funnels energy into your RV battery) is extremely useful. Not only does it provide free energy, but it does so at no cost to the environment.
"For those who use their RV to go explore the great outdoors, the environment is worth protecting in every way possible."
Simple as pie
RV solar panels come in easy-to-assemble kits with mounts and all other necessities usually included. You'll need a solar panel to generate power, mounts to place the solar panel on the roof of your RV, a charge controller to regulate the flow of electricity to your batteries, a wire harness to carry the charge from the solar panel(s) to the batteries, and a system monitor if you'd like to keep track of system performance. Before purchasing an RV solar set-up, however, you'll want to inventory the amount of appliances you have in your RV, and
how much energy they use. This will dictate how many solar panels you'll need to get.
Benefits of Solar Power
Solar power, while it is intermittent so it's not reliable during all hours (the technology is improving with time, however) is clean, quiet and can definitely give you enough power for your RVing needs as long as you have enough panels to get the job done. Solar power is also
quiet, so you don't have to deal with the sound of a generator buzzing away in the corner.
Solar power is also low maintenance. Because there are no moving parts they wear out slowly, and there's no real tweaking necessary once they're installed other than to keep the surface of the panel clean and clear of cracks.
Solar panels also generate pure DC electricity from the sun, which is the most beneficial for your RV's batteries. Because the batteries are steadily collecting energy all day, they don't undergo the deep discharges that commonly kill batteries.
You can be energy independent. A solar powered RV is a free RV. You won't have to worry about finding available power sources or running a noisy obnoxious generator. All you need to do is point your solar panel in the direction of the sun.