Articles

solar

Our RV Solar Components

Here is a full list of components of our 500 watt solar charging system. Years ago we started with a single solar panel and PWM charge controller. Over the years we have expanded our setup.
06/23/2017
Topics:

How to Build a Portable Solar Charging System

There are many uses for a portable solar charging system even if you don’t own an RV. This is a great low cost entry level solar project that doesn’t require making mods to your RV. Building your own also allows you pick your own equipment and add panels to support more batteries. Here's how I built mine.
01/12/2017

Generating Power While Boondocking (Solar vs Generator)

Your batteries will need to be recharged each day while boondocking. For that you'll need to either run a gas powered generator with a charger or install a solar charging system. Both are viable options, but which one suits your needs better?
12/22/2016

How To Install Flexible Solar Panel with No Drilling

An alternate approach to mounting a flexible solar panel by drilling holes in your RV roof is to use an industrial strength weatherproof tape to secure the panel to the roof. In this video watch me mount this panel with no screws or drilling. You'll like the results.
11/03/2016

How To Buy Flexible Solar Panels

The flexible solar panels available today are much more efficient and affordable than they were four years ago making them a viable alternative to traditional rigid solar panels. When shopping for flexible solar panels, they all start to look alike.
09/26/2016
Topics:
Rugged Flexible Solar Panels

Rugged Flexible Solar Panels for Harsh Environments

Lensun solar asked me to review their 100 watt flexible solar panel. While I don't do many product reviews, I agreed because these Lensun panels had a couple of unique features that I wanted to check out first hand. In this video I'll cover the highlights of these flexible solar panels and walk all over them in the process.
09/08/2016
Topics:
Flexible solar panel installation on RV

How to Install a Flexible Solar Panel on an RV

I show you how I installed two new 100 watt flexible solar panels on the roof of my RV in order to generate more amps for battery charging. I like flexible solar panels because they allow your roof to remain accessible. They can also increase the stealth factor by remaining undetectable from ground level.
07/20/2016

How to Mount A Remote Solar Control Panel

Here is how I mounted a remote solar remote control panel inside my RV. Sometimes poking holes and drilling just cannot be avoided. My advice is to take some time to really plan and think it through. Watch me get it done in this video.
06/17/2016

Solar Power For Your RV - What you need to know

Have you been considering a solar install on your RV, but just aren't sure what is involved or where to start? You are certainly not alone. This article addresses some farely common misconceptions and questions people have related to using solar power on an RV.
03/13/2016

Installing Your Own Solar Charging System - Where to Start

If you are considering taking on a solar installation project of your own, these tips and resources are a good place to start. We also give you a list of solar starter kits that can help take the guesswork out of picking the right components.
10/15/2015
Topics:

Pages