Why Would I Want To Install Solar Panels On My RV?
Sunforce 50032 15 Watt Solar Battery Charger
Why would I want solar panels? Are they installed so that the generator is not needed?
ANSWER: Greetings thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.
Let me start off by saying that a Solar Charging System
does not replace an RV's generator. But a Solar Charging System can reduce the amount of time that you have to run your generator in order to recharge your RV's 12 volt House Battery System.
A Solar Charging System also does not directly produce 120 Volt AC power to your RV. In order to create 120 Volt AC current from a 12 Volt DC power source you need a Power Inverter
that connects to your RV's house batteries. Based on the wattage of the Power Inverter, you can run all kinds of 120 Volt appliances in your RV, such as TVs, VCRs, etc. Power hogs such as an Air Conditioner or Microwave will still need generator power to run.
The higher the wattage of the Power Inverter you use the faster it can drain your house batteries. When you have a Solar Charging System on your RV the free power of the sun now tops off your house batteries, so you do not have to run your generator as often. Even when your RV is parked at your house or a storage facility and it is not hooked up to electric, the batteries will be receiving a charge during daylight hours.
The higher the wattage of the Solar Charging System you have the less you have to run your generator. By running your generator less frequently you are reducing air pollution and noise pollution.
RV Solar Charging Systems can be installed on all types of RV's regardless of how old they are. When you install a Solar Charging System on your RV you are joining the 1000s of RVers that are part of the Green RVing movement.
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Most of these Power Inverters have "Buy It Now Prices" so there is no need to bid on them.
I hope that this information has been helpful to you.
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