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How Much Solar Do I Need for My RV

How Much Solar Do I Need for My RV

Most Frequently Asked Qestion About Solar

Here is the most asked question we receive on our site about RV Solar.

Q: How much Solar do I need for my RV?

The answer is actually pretty simple. On a home the limit and calculations vary significantly, but on a RV there is a finite amount of roof space available to layout your solar panels. Usually there is also a finite amount of money that one wants to spend on their RV Solar project. 

These are the main 2 factors that we discuss in our article Sizing Your RV Solar System that control the limits of solar on a mobile application.

There are other factors to consider as well in a complete study of your needs:

  • What is my total usage of watts per day?
  • How many Amp Hours of Batteries will I have in my RV?
  • What part of the country will you be camping?
  • How much offgrid camping do you want to do?
  • Will you have a generator to supplement charging during inclement weather?

As you can see there are a lot of factors that go into a precise calculation of how much solar you need.

A selection of pre wired solar kits

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


190 Watt panels are a great RV size and foot print

For years we sold the Go power 190 high quality solar panels. This robust size was powerful yet had a great form factor.
190 Watt Go Power Solar Panel
Go Power 190 Watt Overlander Kit

This Go Power kit is the basic building block of a standard RV solar kit. It comes with the solar panel controller, brackets and solar cable.

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With Go Power panels you know you will get what you pay for. They are a little more exspensive and the quality is there to support the price.

Maybe save a few dollars with another RV solar panel brand.

190 Watt Solar Panel
190 Watt Solar Panel

This is a 190 watt bare solar panel. It claims to be RV friendly and has a pretty good price.

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There are always different panels that you can choose to build your solar array from. Always consider price versus quality. Solar panels are things you really don't want to have to replace. It is a pain, so choose what works for your RV or off-grid array.

If you are looking for help on laying out the solar on your RV’s roof, check out this YouTube Video below.

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Power Inverter Install Kits
Power Inverter Install Kits

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