Renewable energy can come from several different sources, with solar power being one of the most common. Solar power makes it possible to keep batteries charged and electricity flowing while the sun is out. The same system can be applied to RVs as well, with either temporary or permanent solutions. Using portable systems can be less expensive than mounting installations on your motorhome's rooftop. Depending on the wattage and type of panel, you may be able to power multiple devices from your solar system. Solar systems can be a big help, so you don't always have to rely on one source of electricity. Here are a few examples of solar panels that can benefit your next road trip.
Power features folding solar panels that are available in different sizes and wattages to suit your needs. Not only will they work for keeping your vehicle's 12V battery charged, but they can also keep your laptop powered up as well. Besides RVing, this makes it ideal for camping trips as well, when a power source may not be readily available. The panel itself stays resilient against water, so you can even use it on boating trips! It's perfect when space is at a premium, as it's only 2" thick when folded. These solar panels use crystalline technology, which can produce higher levels of power. Using the separate charge controller ensures that your batteries receive the correct power amount.
On a related note, Nature Power has a solar powered lighting system, perfect when you are outside or even during emergency situations. This system also works to keep your smaller electronic devices charged, such as phones, cameras and MP3 players. With a power source always available you won't have to worry about your device's battery draining. It includes two LED lights that can last up to 15 hours of continuous use when used together, or 30 hours when used separately.
When your main
concern is keeping your vehicle's battery charged and maintained, BatteryMINDer has a solution with their 15 watt solar panel. This solar charger can be temporarily or permanently mounted, depending on how you choose to install it. It can be used on multiple batteries and works to make sure the batteries are not overcharged. It also comes with an indicator to let you know the current state of your batteries.
This is just a sampling of the RV solar panels available. If you need assistance in choosing the system that's right for you, please don't hesitate to contact us.
By Julie T
RV Solar Panels Provide Renewable Energy