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Solar systems are a great way to keep your batteries charged when boondocking.  A solar panel is just one component of a system that includes the battery, solar panel, controler and even an optional inverter. Here is a comprehensive article on the subject. RV Batteries, Inverters and Solar

  1. […] SolarSolar panels are a great addition and have made boondocking for longer periods of time easier. I often get asked “Can I run a refrigerator on solar?”. The easy answer is you cannot run anything on a solar panel, let me clarify. A solar panel is a sun powered battery charger, during the day it recharges your batteries, your electrical devices use the power stored in the batteries, a solar panel recharges and maintains the energy in your batteries. The size or output of the solar panels you need depends on several factors including: the capacity of your battery or batteries, how much power you use, the amount of sun and time the panel(s) are exposed to direct sun. Here is an article by an expert. […]

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