Power Your RV with Solar Panels
More and more people are hitting the open road in their RV’s. It doesn’t get much better than exploring our country’s beautiful places and cultures with all the comforts of home in tow. Whether your RV is a Class C - cab-over camper or a Class A 40-foot motor home, you need electricity to keep the lights on and your appliances running while dry camping. This can be troublesome when you have to pull over for a night and don’t have a hookup or are boondocking. After all, RV batteries only last so long. A great solution for getting power, preserving the life of your RV battery and being environmentally responsible, is installing solar panels.
What are Solar Panels and How Do They Work?
A solar panel is actually a collection of solar (or photovoltaic) cells, which can be used to generate electricity through photovoltaic effect. These cells are arranged in a grid-like pattern on the surface of solar panels. Thus, it may also be described as a set of photovoltaic modules, mounted on a structure supporting it. A photovoltaic (PV) module is a packaged and connected assembly of 6×10 solar cells.