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How to installing solar panels on caravans, motorhomes and campers


Are you passionate about going on vacation in a motorhome, caravan or camper? If so, you have surely thought more than once about energy supplies. Installing solar panels on your vehicle-home will allow you to be self-sufficient and independent in terms of energy, in addition to reducing fuel costs. Below we will tell you everything you need to know to carry out your installation.


How much does it cost to install photovoltaic panels on a motorhome?

The prices of a solar kit for caravans and motorhomes range from approximately 100 euros for 50 W to 700 euros (or more) for kits up to 700W or more. Normally, we do not recommend a solar kit whose price is less than 150-200 euros, as its size may be smaller and therefore, its usefulness lower (depending on the use you want to give it). From 150 euros, you will find very complete packages of high capacity and resistance, you can learn more information about solar panel maintenance.


Approximate prices according to the number of Wattage


However, to give you a clear idea, here you can check the prices of some of the best solar kits for motorhomes in the market according to our criteria and experience.


Is it profitable to install solar panels on a motorhome?

Before installing it, it is essential to know if you are going to get a return on the investment of solar self-consumption in your vehicle. This will depend on your type of trip:


If you are going to travel many kilometers a day and you will sleep in a campsite with the possibility of connecting to the electricity grid, this type of installation will probably not be convenient for you.

On the other hand, if you like to enjoy several days in the same place and do not usually stay overnight in campsites, the installation of solar panels will be very beneficial.


If you are one of the latter, read on to find out all the information you need. In addition to their profitability, solar panels will be beneficial for many other aspects:


Benefits of installing solar panels on a motorhome:

Freedom of movement: you will have total autonomy and you will not have to look for places to supply your consumption.

Clean energy: the energy provided by solar panels is 100% renewable and emission-free.

Silent energy: those who choose to travel in a caravan/campervan like to get away from the daily noise and enjoy nature. The use of a generator can disturb the tranquility.

Cost reduction: the supply of solar energy is free and inexhaustible, you will notice a very important reduction in your fuel costs and you will see a quick return on your investment.

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