Going on a weekend getaway while on an RV is one of the most genuinely American things you can do to have some fun away from work. And one neat way you can do this is to have the sunlight power your RV while having one heck of a time away from work!
The Sun is Everywhere!
Solar power is all about using panels to deliver electricity to your home, isn’t it? That’s a negative, partner! There have been new technological advances that will eventually allow you to use solar power by painting your home. That’s what the future holds, so what about present day settings?
If you’re a dedicated RV traveler, solar power can also be used to power the vehicle’s engine. Whether you’re going on a camping trip, watching a NASCAR race or preparing for a football tailgate party, it’s surprisingly simple to make use of the sun.
Unlike homes, RVs run on direct current electricity. RVs are just the right vehicle for solar power, because solar produces DC electricity instead of the conventional AC setup. Let’s put it this way – you wouldn’t need a converter to change the electricity from DC to AC. The sun will be used to get your batteries operating, and nothing else.
A portable solar system would normally come with several solar modules that pop up, with no more than five panels. Think of a smaller ladder, with the steps acting as solar panels. You just pop them up on the roof of the RV or in an area where the sun hits them. The systems would then work in concert with your RV’s batteries so that it runs in the daytime. Sweeeeet!
However, solar RV systems have one other distinct advantage, and this is a lack of noise. Usually, you would need a very loud generator to charge your RV batteries, and these could really make quite a racket. The feeling of listening to these generators, even the quiet ones, is like living next to a construction site. However, solar systems are as quiet as they can get. It’s your solar system, the solar panels and the sun shining down on them. You may not even notice that they’re on top of your RV!
If you regularly go on excursions on your RV, you may want to go with portable solar modules for daytime travel. Gas prices continue skyrocketing, so it’s very important these days to save some money.