Adding solar to an RV is a great idea. Wholesale Solar's newly redesigned RV solar kits make adding solar to your RV easier and more affordable than ever, with a variety of options available for all vehicle sizes and energy needs. Our kits now include efficient 100W poly-crystalline solar panels that measure just 41.81" x 26.57"x 1.18", making them an ideal fit for RV rooftops with limited space for installation. Each kit also includes an appropriately sized charge controller and over current protection to ensure that your system operates safely and efficiently. Attach your panels using the provided mounting feet, and follow our easy-to-read wire diagram to hook everything up before hitting the road!
|Kit Name||Number of Panels||Charge Controller||Approx. Watt hours*||Part Number||Price|
|Sunrise||1 Solarland SLP100-12U Silver Poly Solar Panel||Morningstar Prostar PS-15M||500||1890245||
|Sundancer||2 Solarland SLP100-12U Silver Poly Solar Panel||Midnite Solar Kid 30A MPPT||1,000||1890250||
|Weekender||3 Solarland SLP100-12U Silver Poly Solar Panel||Midnite Solar Kid 30A MPPT||1,500||1890255||
|King of the Road||4 Solarland SLP100-12U Silver Poly Solar Panel||Midnite Solar Kid 30A MPPT||2,000||1890260||
|SLP130F-12S Portable Folding Panel Kit||2 65W panels included||Built-in PWM Controller||650||9433330||
* Based on 5 peak sun hours per day
If you’re looking to keep your house batteries trickle charged, start with the Sunrise, our single panel 100W kit that offers an expected output of approximately 500 watt hours per day*. It includes a Morningstar Prostar PS-15M charge controller and a Morningstar Remote Temperature Sensor.
The Sundancer is the ideal starter kit for those with plans to expand. It includes 200W of solar, a Midnite KID 30amp MPPT charge controller for maximum charging efficiency, and a Midnite MNBTS Battery Temperature Sensor. Expected output is approximately 1000 watt hours per day.
If you’re looking to take a break from your generator while camping, try our Weekender kit, which includes (3) 100W panels, a Midnite KID 30amp MPPT charge controller charge controller for maximum charging efficiency, and a Midnite MNBTS Battery Temperature Sensor. This system offers an expected output of approximately 1,500 watt hours per day*.
For the snowbirds and the boondockers, we offer the King of the Road kit, which includes (4) 100W panels for a total expected output of 2 kWh per day*, enough to significantly decrease the amount of time spent running your generator and potentially allow you to spend your days enjoying the peace and quiet of your destination. It also comes with a Midnite KID 30amp MPPT charge controller for maximum charging efficiency and a Midnite MNBTS Battery Temperature Sensor.
This portable, easy-to-use kit doesn't require installation. Take it out, point it at the sun using its adjustable angle stand and telescopic legs, and you're ready to go. Connects to your RV with included battery clamps/wires or directly power 12V appliances using the included cigarette lighter adapter. When you're ready to get back on the road, just fold the kit closed and store it in the included carrying case. More information.
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 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.
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