Choosing an effective caravan solar system is actually much easier than you may think. In fact, solar energy is a wonderful option when caravaning or camping. It gives you the conveniences you have at home with energy as needed, but without relying on grid power. This means that you can head out to the most remote areas with your caravan and still enjoy the conveniences of energy as and when you need it.
There are a few things you will want to focus on with the first being identifying what appliances you will need to be running from the panel. Obviously the more appliances, the more power you are going to need. Appliances can be anything from your fridge to your television to any fans or heating you may use to make the caravan comfortable when enjoying the great outdoors.
Your next thing you will want to identify is the power usage of each of the items you intend to be using or add to your caravan. Check the specifications of your fridge, television and any other electrical appliances, maybe a stove, see what each one draws and then keep a note. This will help you identify what caravan solar solution you will need to ensure you enjoy your caravaning experience at all times.
From here you will need to look at the different caravan solar batteries to identify which ones you feel will manage the capacity you are going to need. This can be quite tricky, so ensure you do your research, check online and then calculate everything. It is advisable to choose a battery that will give you more power than needed, this way you can always add new appliances at a later stage.
The final big decision you are going to need to identify is approximately how many hours of sunlight you think your caravan will be exposed to each and every day. Remember the caravan solar panels attach to the roof of the caravan, so while you drive they soak up the energy and store it in the batteries. Knowing approximate hours of sunlight can ensure the battery you choose will charge fully so you can enjoy hours of energy as and when needed.
With all the information you have gathered up to now for your caravan solar solution, you can approach a solar specialist company. It's advisable to do some research into the solar companies offering their services in your local area to ensure you choose the one that is going to provide you with the best products and service.
When choosing a solar specialist, it is advisable to learn as much about the company as you can. Do your research of their website and then do some online research, looking for independent review sites and online forums where you can find the real reviews from past and current customers. Ensure the company you choose has experience with caravan solar installations, so that you know they can provide you with the best advice and assistance moving forward.
Once you feel you have found the best supplier, you will want to provide them with the information you have collected. This is the information on the appliances you think you will be using and how much power each of draw. You will also want to provide them with information on how many hours of sunlight you think your caravan will be exposed to.
From here the specialist company should provide you with a design solution. They should make recommendations that meet your unique needs, along with fast delivery and possibly an installation service.