How to Choose a Solar Kit or System

The trick to understanding a solar set-up is to first identify the kind of RVing you like to do and second, understand how much power is required to maintain that lifestyle.  For example, do you enjoy watching TV or running a microwave, and if so, how many batteries do you need to re-charge while you are on the road?  Solar is an excellent souce of power, and if sized correctly, can provide a clean and quiet lifestyle and the ability to travel off the grid.

1. What kind of RVer are you?

 Just the Essentials &  Battery Maintanence (DC Power only)

Your battery will power lights, fans and other DC appliances. Solar will help to ensure a healthy battery charge and extends battery life up to 50%! Save the cost of shore power and battery replacements.

Short-term or Comfort RVing (AC + DC Power)

Solar and inverter systems provide clean, quiet power enabling you the freedom to camp off-grid with the ability to run TVs, coffee makers and other AC powered devices.

Full-time RVing & Backup Power (AC + DC Power)

Solar and inverter systems allow for long-term, generator-free RVing with all the comforts of home. Don’t be stranded without power!

          

           

2. How much power do you need?

Solar battery charging with DC power only.
How much solar will you need to charge your battery bank? The more solar you have the faster you can re-charge.
Solar battery charging, DC power plus AC household power.
What AC devices will you run at the same time? Your largest load will determine what inverter (and system) you will need.

 

3. What we recommend*

Large Solar Kits (DC ONLY)

 
Kits are expandable as your power needs grow
and are virtually maintenance free.

Complete Solar (DC) and Inverter (AC) Systems

 
This complete system integrates into your RV’s electrical panel and operation is as simple as the touch of a button.
Low power draw, 1-4 battery bank:
Medium power draw, 2-4 battery bank:
High power draw, 4+ battery bank:
* This is a reference guide only, individual power needs may differ. Consult our online calculator tool or speak with your local dealer to determine your power requirements
and appropriate solar system or kit.
 

 

4. Consider these options (DC charging):

Flexible solar kits

 
The SOLAR FLEX kit is an excellent adhesive (and screw) mount option for an RV rooftop. It's durable and walkable surface allows for a 30 degrees bend. These solar kits (DC charging only) come in 200, 100 and 30 watt options.  Solar Flex Expansion kits are also available.

Park in the shade while you charge in the sun

 
A PORTABLE SOLAR KIT is a great solar supplement to any existing solar kit / system OR as an individual, installation-free battery charger. These folding, ground-mounted kits set up in minutes! Available in 120, 80 or 40 watts.