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DIY Solar Panel Window Awning

Build a lightweight portable solar panel stand for a flexible solar panel that can be easily mounted to your RV window. Using an MPPT solar charge controller with bluetooth monitoring, this setup is great to add more solar to your RV or use it as your primary solar charging system.
02/25/2018
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How To Make MC4 Solar PV Cables

In this video tutorial, I will show you how easy it is to make your own Solar PV cables with MC4 crimped connections so you can save money and give your Solar installation more professional look.
12/03/2017
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A NEW TYPE OF SOLAR MODULE WITH BUILT IN MPPT (SOLBIAN ALL IN ONE)

Here's how to create a highly efficient solar charging system that can even handle partial shading conditions in the most efficient way possible. In this video I'll demonstrate how multiple MPPT charge controllers can be connected in parallel using two ALLinONE flexible solar panels from Solbian.
09/01/2017
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Our RV Solar Components

Here is a full list of components of our 500 watt solar charging system. Years ago we started with a single solar panel and PWM charge controller. Over the years we have expanded our setup.
06/23/2017
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How to Build a Portable Solar Charging System

There are many uses for a portable solar charging system even if you don’t own an RV. This is a great low cost entry level solar project that doesn’t require making mods to your RV. Building your own also allows you pick your own equipment and add panels to support more batteries. Here's how I built mine.
01/12/2017

Generating Power While Boondocking (Solar vs Generator)

Your batteries will need to be recharged each day while boondocking. For that you'll need to either run a gas powered generator with a charger or install a solar charging system. Both are viable options, but which one suits your needs better?
12/22/2016

How To Install Flexible Solar Panel with No Drilling

An alternate approach to mounting a flexible solar panel by drilling holes in your RV roof is to use an industrial strength weatherproof tape to secure the panel to the roof. In this video watch me mount this panel with no screws or drilling. You'll like the results.
11/03/2016

How To Buy Flexible Solar Panels

The flexible solar panels available today are much more efficient and affordable than they were four years ago making them a viable alternative to traditional rigid solar panels. When shopping for flexible solar panels, they all start to look alike.
09/26/2016
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Rugged Flexible Solar Panels

Rugged Flexible Solar Panels for Harsh Environments

Lensun solar asked me to review their 100 watt flexible solar panel. While I don't do many product reviews, I agreed because these Lensun panels had a couple of unique features that I wanted to check out first hand. In this video I'll cover the highlights of these flexible solar panels and walk all over them in the process.
09/08/2016
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Flexible solar panel installation on RV

How to Install a Flexible Solar Panel on an RV

I show you how I installed two new 100 watt flexible solar panels on the roof of my RV in order to generate more amps for battery charging. I like flexible solar panels because they allow your roof to remain accessible. They can also increase the stealth factor by remaining undetectable from ground level.
07/20/2016

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