Jumping in your RV and leaving the rat race for the weekend is an American tradition. But have you realized you can get your RV going and get away from the workaday world with solar power?
The Sun is Everywhere!
One of the biggest misconceptions regarding solar power is that it is limited to large panel systems on roofs. That’s a negative, partner! With new nanotechnology, solar power systems will soon be applied with the paint you use to improve your home. That’s still two or three years away, so what about now?
Solar power can certainly be used in this present day to help your RV’s engine take you to where you need to be. It doesn’t matter if you’re camping in the woods or watching Jimmie, Tony, Dale Jr. and friends duke it out in the NASCAR races – it’s very, very easy to set up.
RVs use direct current (DC) electricity to run, unlike homes which use AC. This makes them perfect for solar electricity since solar systems produce direct current electricity instead of alternating current. And you need not worry because there’s no need for any hulking contraption to convert direct electricity to alternating. It’ll be solar power, and nothing but that powering the batteries of your recreational vehicle.
Portable solar systems consist of pop-up solar modules with four or five panels. They look very much like ladders, with the steps resembling solar panels. All you need to do to install these systems is to place them on top of your RV so it gets good exposure from the sun. The systems tie directly into your batteries and power them up during the day. Super easy and super clean.
The real advantage to solar RV systems has to do with noise. RV batteries are normally charged by turning on a generator, and this can be very, very noisy. Even if you purchase a very quiet generator, it’ll almost be like living next to a club that features (talentless) metal bands night after night. On the contrary, solar systems are 100% quiet. There are no moving parts, just the sun beating down on the panels. If nobody told you you had solar panels on the roof of your RV, you’d probably swear you weren’t aware of them.
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.