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At Motorhome Solar and Electrical we’re a one-stop-shop designing, supplying and installing solar and electrical products, appliances and services to make your motorhome or caravan experience comfortable, efficient and independent.

Free Energy Assessment

Motorhome solar and electrical systems can be complex, and it can be hard to know where to start. We offer free personalised energy audits so you know exactly what set-up to get for your needs. We can do these in person in Hamilton (Waikato, North Island) or remotely anywhere in New Zealand. Learn more here, or:

We’re Not
Just Solar!

  • All your electrical needs, from charging systems to inverters, fridges to TVs, covered with one trusted provider
  • Free consultations with experts that will advise you on the most suitable products for your vehicle or caravan
  • Live off-grid simplified with our solar panels and battery systems for increased energy independence
  • Get great deals on the latest electrical technology products for motorhomes, caravans and RVs
  • Thousands of industry-leading parts and products that are competitively priced
  • Expert installation and training from our team of expert technicians.
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Explore Our Motorhome Solar Tech Talks:
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Your Go-To Guide for Smarter Motorhome Living

Step into the world of our Motorhome Solar Tech Talks – a place where we dive deep into solar power systems and battery management for your motorhome and caravan. If you’re interested in getting the best out of solar technology for your road adventures, these talks are just what you need.

Wayne unravels the essentials of solar panels, batteries, and related subjects, and addresses how to effectively integrate them into your vehicle. It’s not just about powering up; it’s about smart, sustainable energy use while you’re on the move.

Wayne is well known for keeping his approach clear, straightforward, and jargon-free. He focuses on what really matters to you – making solar power work efficiently for your motorhome lifestyle.

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The Team

At Motorhome Solar, it’s the people that make all the difference. Each member brings their own unique expertise and passion for solar technology and innovation. The positive feedback from our clients is a testament to the hard work and care our team puts into every interaction.

We’re a diverse group, and we share a common goal: to help you navigate the world of motorhome power systems safely with ease and confidence. When you visit us, expect a warm welcome and a service experience thoughtfully designed with you in mind. It’s this level of dedication and care that makes every customer a happy customer.

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The Team

At Motorhome Solar, it’s the people that make all the difference. Each member brings their own unique expertise and passion for solar technology and innovation. The positive feedback from our clients is a testament to the hard work and care our team puts into every interaction.

We’re a diverse group, and we share a common goal: to help you navigate the world of motorhome power systems safely with ease and confidence. When you visit us, expect a warm welcome and a service experience thoughtfully designed with you in mind. It’s this level of dedication and care that makes every customer a happy customer.

A Good Word

“We’re now living the house bus and relying on the set up designed and installed by the team at Motorhome Solar. It’s working perfectly and we’re very happy with the service and advice we received and continue to receive.”

Greg Southcombe

What they don’t know isn’t worth knowing. They are friendly, welcoming, know their stuff and very affordable and efficient. I highly recommend the team there.”

Paul Pastor

Excellent owner, manager and staff. Friendly, trusting and will bend over backwards helping you sort out solar power for your needs in your caravan, motorhome by discussing with you what you want and use in your motorhome and they advise you in a free assessment and quote on how you can achieve that solar power level needed.”

Angela Reece

I found them very helpful and felt under no obligation to have or do anything. I found the cost to be very good as well and will just ring them to make an appointment when I’m ready to have all or part of it done when I decide what I want to do. 5***** Motorhome Solar I highly recommend your company 👌Thank you all for your help and time.”

Angela Reece

The benefits of a solar system on a motorhome or caravan

Solar power is a clean, renewable energy source that can provide reliable power for your motorhome while you’re on the go. By installing solar panels on your RV’s roof or camper, you can capture energy from the sun and use it to charge a battery, which can then be used to power your appliances and electronics.

Not only is solar power good for the environment, but it can also save you money on fuel and energy costs while you’re on the road. So why wait? Make the switch to solar power and start enjoying the benefits today!

How a good solar system can save you money on fuel and energy costs

A well designed caravan or campervan solar system can help you save money on fuel and energy costs by allowing you to charge your vehicle with a 12V power system powered by deep-cycle batteries. You can also use inverter systems to convert the direct current (DC) voltage from the batteries into alternating current (AC) voltage to power normal household appliances. 

A balanced panel array and a good quality MPPT charge controller are recommended to ensure that the batteries do not discharge too quickly. Grid-free solar solutions can also provide clean, reliable power without relying on the being plugged in to shore power. The latest technology allows users to directly convert solar energy into direct current (DC) electricity, which is stored in deep cycle batteries for use when off-grid. Not only does using solar power reduce your carbon footprint, but it will also help extend battery life and save money in the long run.

The types of solar systems available for motorhomes and caravans

Several RV solar system designs are available to suit your needs and budget. These can range from a basic portable panel and controller to a small battery, to more complex battery installations with larger regulators, easy battery monitoring, good battery banks and inverters allowing the system to run high load household appliances like E-bike charging and coffee machines.

Working with a qualified installer to design a system appropriate for each individual user is important to ensure the best results and safety when installing a solar panel system in your RV. They can assess your power consumption needs via the science behind solar and design a setup that’s tailored to your lifestyle, including advising you on the right regulator, wiring, battery power requirements, and more.

With the proper installation of a motorhome or caravan solar system, you can use the sun’s energy to fuel all your electrical needs without relying on traditional grid electricity sources.

The process of installing a solar system on your RV

Installation of a solar system on your vehicle typically involves mounting solar panels on the roof of your RV or camper, installing a charge controller and battery system, and connecting the system to your appliances and electronics.

Installation of a solar system on your vehicle typically involves mounting solar panels on the roof of your RV or camper, installing a charge controller and battery system, and connecting the system to your appliances and electronics.

The process can usually be completed in a workshop day and is typically straightforward with the expertise of a well trained installer. Working with an experienced professional is important to ensure the best results and safety.

They can guide you through the process and ensure that your solar system is properly configured and installed to meet your power needs and regulations.

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Our goal is to teach people about solar and electrical power in an easy-to-understand way, and so we write blogs to take the confusion out of solar and electrical power.

Our tutorials, case studies, examples and more will help teach what to do and what to avoid when setting up your rig.

You’ll find heaps of information on commonly occurring issues, and if there’s more you’d like to know then please send your questions through – we’re here to help you.

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