Here’s a form of solar energy you might not be thinking of. It’s perfect for those of you who like to jump in an RV and travel across the plains, the wind blowing in your hair as the road drifts by underneath you. Today we’ll talk about RV solar power!
So your hauling down route 66 and you and your family decide to stop for a night at a nearby campground. Only problem is your out in the boonies and this particular campground does not offer electricity, so what are you to do? You could move on down to the next stop, but your tired from driving all day and you just want to relax. That is why you bought your RV in the first place right? Well if you have solar power for RV you sir are in luck!
RV solar power kits are able to charge your RV while the sun is out. As long as the sun is out, it’s cheap, reliable, and efficient. RV solar power packages will include a solar panel, charge controller, RV mount, and cables.
Now if your looking for an RV solar power kit you’ll want to be aware of several factors.
- First of all there’s cost. Solar power for RV kits can range from $200 to well over $1000. You’ll have to take a look at al the other factors to see just how expensive of a solar power kit you’ll actually need.
- Secondly, how much solar power needed for RV. You don’t need the biggest baddest RV solar power kit available. Try to narrow down how much power you’ll actually need.
- Easy Installation. This is a big one, your not going to want to get a super complicated system if you plan on installing it yourself, nor should you need to.
- AC/DC. Most RV’s run on DC. This is great because solar panels generate DC, which on a house will have to be inverted to AC in order for you to use it. This means that no conversion is needed for your RV to utilize the energy. However just to be on the safe side, make sure your RV does in fact run off of DC.
- You should also plan on getting an RV solar power system that has a charge controller, this will stop the battery’s from being overcharged which is a big no-no.
RV solar power kits are a good investment for several reasons. They allow you to have power in areas where there are no electricity, they are better for the environment as you are using clean and renewable energy, plus in the long run the kits will pay for themselves.
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