Solar Energy for Caravans and Motorhomes
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Choose the right solar panel for your caravan
More and more people are looking to create energy
self-sufficiency in their caravan or motorhome and like the idea of harnessing the power of the sun. However it
can be confusing trying to decide between the different types and sizes of solar panels available. Caravan
Medic East Anglia supplies and fits solar power from Solar Technology International as we have found that they provide the most comprehensive
and reliable solar energy solutions for caravanners and motor home owners.
If most of your trips are to sites with hook-up power you will not need a large solar panel
solution. A simple and cost effective way to charge and maintain your leisure battery is to connect a
small 4w foldup solar panel to the battery. These panels have been shown to extend battery life by up to 20
per cent, and so are ideal if you keep your caravan or motorhome in storage for several months of the year.
They are fully weather resistant, have a built in stand and a battery charging indicator. They are also very
versatile; by connecting to a car or motorhome 12v socket they prevent vehicle battery
If you like to spend time at CL sites without hook-up power larger foldup solar panels could be
the solution. These are perfect if you are looking for a highly portable system which is quick and easy
to use. Each panel has its own integrated stand, charge controller and battery connectors. All you need to do
is open it up, stand it up and connect it to your battery for instant power. These rugged, weatherproof panels
are supplied with a premium padded carry bag. They are available in three panel sizes, 40w, 60w and 90w. The
size of panel will depend on your power usage. For example, a 40w panel will be fine for two people to run the
lights, water pump and television for two hours per day.
If you dont like the idea of setting up a solar panel every time you arrive on site then a fixed
panel could be the solution. A rooftop fixed solar panel is ideal if you are looking to have solar energy on
tap. Panels are available from 18w up to 150w depending on your power requirements. The charge
controller, which controls how much power goes into the battery, can be fitted discretely in a wardrobe or
All panels have a 20-year cell output warranty and 10-year module warranty.
Flexible panels are lightweight, supper rugged and can be flush fitted to most curved
surfaces. This makes them the preferred solution for camper vans and motor home conversions. They provide
higher power output even in really harsh environments, such as intense heat, salt water or ice. Combining 2mm
stainless steelback panel, high efficiency crystalline solar cell and super hard wearing abrasion resistant
front strata ensures that the panel keeps delivering power whatever the conditions.
They are available in three panel sizes, 40w, 60w and 80w. These panels can be
connected together to create more powerful arrays.
Please speak to Michael if you are not sure which system or size of panel will best
suit your energy requirements.