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600 Watt DIY Solar System On Our RV

Get ideas for your own solar installation by taking a walkthrough of our DIY off-grid solar charging system. Learn how we took our RV off-the-grid so we can enjoy boondocking and dry-camping in style. System diagrams and videos help guide you through the system components (solar panels, inverter, solar charge controllers and battery monitoring system).
07/20/2019
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Solar Power For Your RV - Is It Worth It?

This article answers common misconceptions and questions new RV owners have about RV solar power. Is Solar worth the investment? Do you still need a generator? What can you power with solar? Find out here.
07/15/2019

How To Make MC4 Solar PV Cables

In this article I'll share why and demonstrate how easy it is to assemble your own solar PV cables with MC4 connectors. Assembling your own MC4 cables during your RV solar install will save you money and give you more professional look.
07/14/2019
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DIY Solar Panel Window Awning

How to build a portable solar panel stand that can double as a window awning to keep your RV cool. This portable solar setup can expand your existing solar system or even become your primary solar charging system if you don't have one yet.
02/25/2018
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Solar Panel With Built-In MPPT (SOLBIAN ALL-IN-ONE)

I'll demonstrate how multiple Solbian ALLinOne flexible solar panels with build in MPPT charging can be connected in parallel to create a highly efficient solar charging system that can even handle partial shading conditions.
09/01/2017
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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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