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Your RV is Wired with a Go Power! Solar Kit!

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Easily Add Solar

Congratulations! Your RV came with a solar kit installed! Welcome to the Solar on Board program. Welcome to the world of sustainable, quiet off-grid power. Enjoy your adventure and go where you want to go, without the need to plug in. But why does it matter? How does this solar system work? What can you run off of battery power? And is your factory installed solar panel enough for your charging needs?

I Have Solar, What Now?

What Can I Run?

The DC power in your batteries allows you to run lights, fans, slide-outs, and 3-way fridges. In fact, when paired with the right battery size, a 190-watt solar panel can offset the DC use of a family of 4 for up to 3-days!
Does this mean you can run your electronics and use your outlets? If your RV or trailer’s manufacturer installed a power inverter in your unit, then yes! However, most units do not come equipped with this feature “off-the-lot”. We recommend contacting your dealer to see if you have this equipment installed.
Want to learn more? Click here to learn more about how a complete off-grid charging system works in your RV.

Is this Enough?

Depending on how much power you use, your factory-installed kit may not be adequate to get the off-grid experience you’re craving. However, it’s easy to add a second (or third!) solar panel to increase your battery charging power.
Adding a solar kit to your existing solar panel will add more watts to make sure you charge faster than you’re using! remember, though, the more solar you have, the more batteries you will need.
For more info on how to properly size your system, visit our sizing guide or our online calculator.

Expansion Products for Solar On Board

Want to stay off the grid longer than a couple days? Add more solar panels to your rig and keep your batteries topped up to extend your adventure.
Available in flexible and rigid modules from 100 to 190-watts.
Recharge your batteries while you park in the shade or supplement your rooftop solar by using these plug and play folding solar panels. Available in lightweight models, and long-lasting aluminum kits that vary from 90 to 300 watts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this mean my outlets will work?

If your RV is equipped with a power inverter, then yes! However most RV’s these days do not come with a stock power inverter. If you’d like to upgrade your system to include an inverter, click here to find out which one you’ll need. You may also need a transfer switch to complete the kit.

How does solar help my batteries?

When you’re not plugged in, your batteries are constantly being drained. Whether it’s having the lights on or flushing the toilet, completely draining the batteries repeatedly takes a toll on battery life and can shorten them to just a couple of years. When battery power is topped up frequently by solar, the batteries stay healthy and life is extended twice as long or even longer, saving you money in the long run.

Why Add Solar?

Go Anywhere!

Keep your batteries charged, without plugging into a power source.

Renewable Charging

Harness the power of the sun to charge your batteries.

Save Money

With solar you don’t have to pay to plug in at camp sites.

No Generator Needed

Enjoy the peace and quiet of solar power, instead of a loud generator.

How Does Solar Work?

Easy Solar Education

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How RV Solar Works Education Series

IN THIS 6-PART SERIES, WE EXPLAIN EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RV SOLAR AND HOW IT WORKS!
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Solar Panels

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RV SOLAR 101: SOLAR PANELS

HOW THEY WORK. SOLAR PANELS ARE MADE UP OF INDIVIDUAL SOLAR CELLS THAT CONVERT SUNLIGHT INTO ENERGY. THAT ENERGY COMES IN THE FORM OF DIRECT CURRENT (DC) ELECTRICITY, WHICH IS USED TO CHARGE AND REPLENISH YOUR RV’S BATTERIES.
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Batteries

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RV SOLAR 101: BATTERIES

MOBILE POWER SYSTEMS ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS THE BATTERIES THAT HOLD THE POWER.
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Solar Charge Controllers

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RV SOLAR 101: CHARGE CONTROLLERS

THE SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER IS A CRITICAL COMPONENT IN YOUR RV SOLAR SYSTEM. THE CONTROLLER MAINTAINS THE LIFE OF THE BATTERY BY PREVENTING OVERCHARGING. WHEN YOUR BATTERIES ARE LOW, THE CONTROLLER PROVIDES A FULL FLOW OF CURRENT FROM YOUR SOLAR PANELS TO REPLENISH YOUR BATTERY BANKS.
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Power Inverters

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RV SOLAR 101: POWER INVERTERS

WHILE YOUR RV BATTERIES GENERALLY PROVIDE 12 VOLT DC POWER, MANY OF THE APPLIANCES YOU RUN IN YOUR RV REQUIRE 120 VOLTS AC (LIKE IN YOUR HOME). MAKING THIS CONVERSION IS THE PRIMARY ROLE OF YOUR RV POWER INVERTER.
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Converters, Chargers and Transfer Switches

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RV SOLAR 101: POWER CONVERTERS, BATTERY CHARGERS, AND TRANSFER SWITCHES

IN RV APPLICATIONS, THE TERMS ‘POWER CONVERTER’ AND ‘BATTERY CHARGER’ ARE USED INTERCHANGEABLY. THE CONVERTER TAKES AC POWER (FROM SHORE POWER OR A GENERATOR), CONVERTS IT TO DC, AND USES IT TO CHARGE THE RV BATTERIES.
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Gabe and Roccio
Gabe and Roccio
@ourmixedjourney
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Between the easy and friendly customer service and the quality of all their products, we are super confident and happy to recommend Go Power for all things solar.
Lee Winbush
Lee Winbush
@ledandwandering
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Overall, I’m thrilled with our Go Power! Solar system. It gives us incredible freedom to camp comfortably even when we're away from RV campground hookups. With this system, we’ll be able to take extended trips to our family homestead out west or other interesting places like BLM land or Harvest Hosts.
Jessie Biser
Jessie Biser@acrovanadventures
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Overall I do recommend this package, especially for vans or RVs, if you are somewhat new to the DIY electrical world, or if you want to get a decent amount of power without breaking the bank. This has everything you need. if you want a little more power (solar or battery) you can always add more later!
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