If you love to take the RV or camper out on road trips, then RV solar power is probably for you. Heading out in the RV is a joy shared by millions of people, but far too few are utilizing solar energy as a source of power for their campers. Here are three good reasons you should consider solar power for your RV.
1) Freedom from the grid and campsites.
You don’t want to run the electric components in your RV for too long with the engine off, or you risk running your battery dry. The sites have outlets you can jack into to keep things running, but why be dependent on the sites? Implementing solar panels for your RV means you’ll be able to generate electricity for your RV’s appliances anywhere the sun shines, so you can pull over any time you want and not have to worry about a thing.
2) Grid power isn’t free. Solar is.
When you pull into your spot at the RV-park and jack in your camper, you don’t think they’re letting you use that power out of the goodness of their hearts do you? That power is factored into the cost of your site. Solar power will allow you to book unpowered sites, saving you money.
3) You’re helping the earth.
When you jack in and draw power from the grid, you’re drawing power that is generated through dirty, non-renewable sources. Leaving your engine running while your stopped to avoid draining your battery is even worse! Using solar to power your electrical appliances will allow you to do your part in cutting down on emissions and the use of dirty means of power production.
It isn’t hard, or expensive, to get yourself set up with a portable solar panel that can be used for your RV. There are good resources out there that will show you exactly how to construct and install your solar unit yourself, saving you heaps of money by avoiding pre-packaged systems.