Friday, June 20, 2008

RV Solar Panels

No matter what you are planning on doing, there is probably a solar system available to help you generate power. On increasingly popular choice is RV solar panels, which can help you run these large vehicles off the power of the sun. If you are interested in helping to save money as well as help the environment, you should research your options for what kind of RV solar panels are available.

RV solar panels are a component of an electrical system which converts light from the sun to electricity. This electricity is used to charge the RV batteries and are capable of running all the basics in your RV, including the lighting and appliances. On great advantage of using RV solar panels is that you can travel to a wider variety of locations. No longer will you have to worry about finding a source of power for your vehicles when you travel. As long as the sun is shining, you will be taking your power with you.

Thousands of companies in countries around the world now offer different RV solar panels for your convenience. When you decide to make the purchase, spend time researching which options are available to you so you can buy the best system and the lowest possible price.

Alpine Survival

Alpine Survival is one of the top choices for people looking to purchase RV solar panels. The RV solar panels that they sell are durable, lightweight, and easy to transport. One of the benefits of these and other top of the line solar panels is that they continue to generate electricity even if they are in partial shade.

Even the clumsy need not worry about the durability of Alpine Survival RV solar panels. You can pack them up and transport them without worrying about breaking them. They are so durable that it has been reported that dropping them and stepping on them still does not cause them to be ruined (although I would not recommend trying)! These RV solar panels have a unique design with lightweight construction and a nylon fabric covering which allows the entire unit to be folded into the size of a book. This makes them perfect to store and transport.

Present day solar electric technology (photovoltaics) is a spin off from NASA space programs and Military research and development. They were looking for power sources that were reliable, maintenance free, had no moving parts to wear out and were free of the need for refueling. Photovoltaics proved to be the answer. That is why almost all of todays satellites are solar powered.

Modern day RVers also have a similar desire for this type of power source. They also want their power source to be clean, quiet, and free of the vibration and pollution associated with petrochemical fired generators. Todays solar powered systems meet all the above criteria and more.

With a properly sized system and the appropriate components, you will be able to park where you want and be free of the concerns of finding shore power or running your generator. Go to the desert, the mountains, ocean beaches, anywhere the sun shines and declare your electrical independence!

With our purchase of a new 5th Wheel, we acquired as well a dose of new technology which we're planning to put to good use soon in the Southwest deserts. Our '96 Alpenlite came equipped with a 2,000 watt Heart Interface Inverter, and a single roof-mounted solar panel. Being justly accused of having a slight case of technophobia, I of course eagerly read all of the documentation which came with the new equipment. It didn't take long to discover that the Inverter is a very complex system; and that if we wanted to use the new inverter system to full advantage, we'd need acquire a bit more knowledge about inverters.

Fortunately I was invited by our local Alpenlite dealer to sit in on a seminar being provided by a manufacturer's representative for Heart Inverters. While the presentation was primarily to help the dealer's sales and service personnel understand the operation and capabilities of the system, it proved to be of considerable value as a consumer education session as well. While this writer would hold out no expertise in the nuances of electricity, it seemed useful to summarize some of the key items which were covered in this interesting class. Likely it will help provide other RVers with a better understanding of power inverter system, and at least provide a starting point for evaluating the advantage of such sytems.

1 comment:

sheone said...

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