The Best Solar Kits of 2020 for your RV
2020 has been an interesting year to say the least, but I would have never predicted larger RV solar power systems as a result. 2020 has really been quite the year. Boondocking and off-grid camping is all the rage in 2020. With Covid-19 making people want to be more social distance, RVers have kissed the power plugs goodbye in a big way.
Bigger is better for in 2020
Everyone wants to get out and boondock, but the want may of the conveniences of home. So RV solar systems are growing in size and stay away from other people so a lot of the kits are getting larger and they are in higher demand right now.
I’ve also noticed more and more junk entering the market lot of people have a lot of different opinions again if you’re probably one of my customers you’re really not interested in buying the cheapest item to throw together you’re probably looking for quality gear and that’s what this article will be focused on is the top RV solar systems specifically the top three RV solar systems that we’re selling in 2020.
570 watts of solar is the starting point
The conversation used to start with how much can I run on 1 panel for my RV system. In 2020, the conversation starts with what is the maximum amount of solar I can install on my travel trailer or fifth wheel. Even camper vans are looking at adding over 700 watts of solar. This makes our first kit in the 2020 line just the starting point for many on a mission for adventure.This is a great entry levelf Go Power's Inverter Charger Kit. They offer the Elite and Extreme kits. These have different amounts of solar and also different size Inverter units.
The Go Power! Elite Solar Kit - IC-2000 - 380 Watts of solar
We have found these kits contain much of what you need for getting going with off-grid solar and inverter power. We have also added lithium battery and sealant as well
Residential Fridges are all the rage
With many large fifth-wheel campers and motorhomes coming with residential refrigerators that do not run on propane. RV owners are forced to add generators and or large solar arrays. Our second solar panel kit for 2020 is the entry point for RV’s with these French door and upright residential models.
The answer to your off-grid refrigerator might just be the Go Power AE-6 kit
Refrigerators in Class A, Class B and Fifth Wheels have gone to residential types. These residentials types will not runn off of your battery bank alone. You need an inverter, a large battery abnk and solar panels to operate seamlessly. A generator on board is always a good choice as well.
Go Power AE-6 Solar Kit
Designed for refrigerators and larger loads
More power from the sun for faster recharge times
Just add a battery bank of 500 to 1000 amp hours, and this kit will usually support your fridge off-grid. There will always be low light weeks where a short generator run or plugin will kepp you going. The AE-6 has the power to keep it charging and running. The six in the name is for 6 solar panels.
More Power, I need more power please
Our third panel kit in the line up is over a kilowatt of solar on an RV roof. This monster system is being paired with 750 Ah lithium battery banks. One customer call this his “Beast Mode” system. It uses two of the new MPPT Pro controllers and takes up over 60 square feet of roof space.Lithium batteries have come down a lot in price over the last 10 years. When we first started selling these batteries, they were hard to come by and a 100 Ah battery would cost over $5000. Today they are much lower cost and the power denisty is getting greater.