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We love camping off-grid (boondocking) where there’s lots of peace and quiet (no generator) so we think adding solar power is one of the best upgrades an RVer can make. Mounting solar panels on an RV roof is one way to go, or you can use portable panels (ground deploy), or even a combination of …

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A solar charge controller is a vital part of any RV’s solar system. But, when planning to install solar on your RV, how do you size the solar charge controller(s)? This is important information, but fortunately, the process isn’t difficult as long as you have the details. In this post, we’ll tell you exactly how …

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Could bifacial solar panels be a game-changer for RVers? It’s possible, but there are a few things to consider on both sides of the pro/con equation. In this post, we’re taking an in-depth look at the bifacial solar panel for RV solar systems. We’ll cover design, benefits, and drawbacks, how best to use them, and …

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There’s nothing like a shower after a day of activity or during muggy weather. For many campers, an outdoor solar shower is a great way to take a nice summer shower in nature. Today we’re looking at solar camping showers that are popular with car campers, van campers, RVers, and even backpackers. A solar outdoor …

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“How much solar do I need for my RV?” That’s a question we’ve heard over and over again from RVers who are considering moving to solar. And we’re always glad to answer because we think RV solar power is fantastic. We’ve spent lots of time running on solar power for many years, and we absolutely …

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We’ve posted many times in the past on various topics related to RV solar panels. We’ve produced a number of related YouTube videos and have discussed our own ultimate RV solar panel system detailing how we roll with our solar power system. But today we’re talking about a literal solar-powered RV. And by that, we …

Read More about A Solar Powered RV: More Than Just Panels on the Roof!

If you’re adding solar to the roof of your RV, there are a number of components to consider. The best way to efficiently combine solar components on your rig’s roof is to use a solar rooftop combiner box. This will keep the rooftop connections safe from the elements and performing optimally. In today’s post, we’re …

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Cooking with solar power is a fantastic concept. But how does it play out in real life? Is cooking with the sun a viable option for campers? Today we’re looking at cooking with solar cookers. We’ll look at how they work, whether they work, and the different types of solar cookers available. We’ll also investigate …

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Harnessing the energy from the sun to power your RV is a fantastic feeling. We think that installing RV solar panels is one of the best upgrades you can make to any rig. But, what’s the best way to connect them? Wiring solar panels in series vs parallel is an important consideration. In this post, we’re investigating the …

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More and more RVers have turned to solar to fulfill (or partially fulfill) their electrical power needs. And the boom in solar hasn’t gone unnoticed by RV manufacturers. That’s why we’re seeing more and more RVs enter the market billed as “solar ready”. But, just what is a “solar-ready RV”? Does it come with solar …

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Today’s post is all about the RV solar charge controller. “The what?”, you may ask. This essential component of an RV’s solar power system is seldom the focus when people talk about solar. Solar panels and battery banks seem to get top billing. But the solar charge controller is a critical element of any RV …

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We recently published a post about flexible solar panels, and in that post, we noted the advantages and disadvantages flexible panels pose. But how do flexible panels stack up against rigid panels? Is one type better than the other? Can you combine the two types of solar panels on a single RV? We’ll answer all …

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