Whether you’re a happy camper or preparing for the eventual (if not impending) apocalypse, tricking up your RV with solar panels is a great idea. Both camping and the end of the world are likely to have one thing in common: spotty electricity.
Although many camping resorts offer a power system, not everyone wants to depend on a static hook-up as a lifeline. RV solar panels can offer you the freedom to hit the open road and cast off the shackles of traditional power. No need to confine yourself to a boring campground when you could be roaming paths unknown!
Solar-powered roadsters are quick to point out the additional benefits of RV solar panels. They’re quiet and don’t emit toxic smells. RV solar panels increase the battery life of your vehicle by 50%. And you can’t forget about the small additional benefit of saving the world by embracing sustainable energy!
It sounds cool, but how easy is it to get your RV equipped with solar panels? Actually — it’s easy peasy.
Flexible solar panels are the easiest to install on RVs, with many manufacturers creating self-adhesive panels that can be installed on your roof within minutes.
Although bendy solar panels are awesome, many people still choose to install traditional solar panels on their RV.
Travel vloggers Jason and Nikki Wynn are the sustainable kings of the road when it comes to RV solar panels. They’ve blogged extensively about solar panels for RVs on their blog, Gone With The Wynns. If you want a blow-by-blow account of how it all works, they have an excellent YouTube channel devoted to RV solar power.
How Much Does It Cost?
Everything depends on how much power you need, and what type of installation you want. The best way to find out the competitive market price for a solar installation — whether it’s for your house or RV — is to enter your zip code on First Quote Solar. Traditional solar panels used to be pretty pricey, but in recent years, the prices have fallen dramatically. Some solar installations come with no upfront fees. Your best bet is to speak to a First Quote agent for an obligation-free estimate.