RV/Marine Solar Power Systems use the same components as any off-grid power system— solar panels or wind generator, inverter, charge controller, and batteries.
Just about any solar panel will work for an RV or Marine application. However some are better than others. Most panels over 125 watts are 24 volt panels and won’t work with 12 volt systems. In many cases even 125 watt panels are too big for the sometimes limited space on the roof. Two 60 watt panels may work better. For a list of all solar panels we sell.
The temperatures on the roof of an RV can be very hot especially when panels are “flush” mounted, actually a couple of inches off the roof. High temperature lowers voltage output of panels and power to your batteries.
A lot of people ask about durability of solar panels on the road or water with the twisting and flexing going on not to mention flying rocks and road debris. Solar panels are covered with tempered glass that is rated to take the impact of a 1″ hailstone at 50 m.p.h! And if you have ever tried to walk through a closed sliding glass door you know that tempered glass is pretty tough.
Sunrise RV Kit$771.00
If you’re looking to keep your house batteries trickle charged, start with the Sunrise, our single panel kit featuring a flexible SunPower 100w solar panel. It includes all the necessary solar components such as a Midnite charge controller, breakers and PV wire. This is an ideal solution for keeping your house batteries topped off, and it’s great for smaller power systems such as a van.
This system is also available with a standard aluminum-frame 100w glass panel from Solarland, see related items.
100w Solarland RV Kit$748.04
Looking to keep your house batteries topped off? This 100w RV Kit includes a Solarland 100w panel and all the essential solar components to get you up and running with an expandable RV system. The Midnite 30A Brat charge controller can be expanded by adding more solar panels, up to (4) 100w panels total. This 100w kit is ideal for trickle charging house batteries and for smaller power systems such as a van.
200w Solarland RV Kit$1,289.08
Our 200w Solarland RV kit is the ideal solution for an expandable RV power system. This 200w kit includes (2) Solarland 100w panels and all the essential solar components to get you up and running. The Midnite Kid 30a MPPT charge controller is easy to install and can accommodate more solar power if you need to expand in the future.
King Of The Road RV Kit$1,856.50
For the snowbirds and the boondockers, we offer the King of the Road kit, which includes (4) Sunpower 100w flexible panels with enough output to significantly decrease the amount of time spent running your generator and allow you to spend your days enjoying the peace and quiet of your destination. It also comes with a Midnite Kid 30a MPPT charge controller and all the other solar components to get you up and running.