Solar System Design and Installation

You can put a solar system on almost everything!

You can be a camper or a glamper or wanting to power a water pump on a farm, we listen to you – and give the necessary information you need to make decisions. We will make sure you are not underpowered and will not overpower you either, wasting valuable money.

The point of difference is with us here at Motorhome Solar, is that we do the maths for you, to make sure you achieve what it is you set out to do. Assessing those power needs is of the utmost importance – because solar is an equation, not an opinion.

We design systems for:

  • Motorhomes
  • Caravans
  • Buses
  • Horse floats
  • Sheds
  • Trailers
  • Boats
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Tiny homes (with conditions)
  • Coffee and food trucks

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Solar Power Systems For Motorhomes and Caravans
Design and Installation

Solar Power Systems for Motorhomes and Caravans

Solar power systems for motorhomes and caravans are a great way to provide power while on the road. Solar panels can be installed on the roof of your vehicle and will charge a battery bank which can then be used to power appliances or devices while you are travelling. Solar is a renewable source of energy, so it is environmentally friendly and will not run out like fossil fuels. Solar power systems can be used to power lights, televisions, laptop computers, and other small devices.

motorhome camping sign on a new zealand road

What To Consider When Choosing A Solar System

When it comes to choosing a solar power system for your caravan or motorhome, there are a few things you need to take into account. The first is the size of the system – you need to make sure it’s big enough to meet your needs. Secondly, you need to decide what type of system you want.

There are three main types – grid-tied, off-grid and hybrid. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, so you need to decide which one is right for you. Lastly, you need to think about the cost. Solar power systems can be expensive, so you need to make sure you’re getting a good deal.

Solar System Maintenance

Solar system maintenance is important to keep your system running at its peak performance. You’ll need to check your system’s inverter, batteries, and panels regularly to ensure everything is working properly and generating the most power possible. You will also need to clean your panels occasionally to ensure they’re collecting as much sunlight as possible.

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Solar Design And Installation

When designing a solar power system for your motorhome or caravan, it is important to consider the size of your vehicle, the amount of power you will need to generate, and the amount of space you have available for Solar panels. Solar panel installation should be done by a qualified Solar installer to ensure it is installed correctly and meets all local building code requirements.

How Solar Power Works

Solar power systems have been around for a long time. Solar panels, or photovoltaic cells (PV), convert sunlight into electricity and are the most common type of solar energy system. Solar panels can be installed on rooftops, ground-mounted arrays in farms and fields, as well as on motorhomes and caravans.

Solar PV cells are made of semiconductor materials, like silicon. When sunlight hits a PV cell, it causes electrons to be knocked loose from atoms. These free-flowing electrons are captured by metal contacts on the sides of the cell, which creates an electrical current. This current can then be harnessed and used to power electronic devices or to recharge batteries.

Solar PV cells are typically made from silicon, a common element found in sand. Solar cells are also sometimes made from other materials like cadmium telluride (CdTe) or copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS). Solar cells are often arranged into large groups, or arrays, to create larger energy systems.

rear view of a motorhome travelling a snowy new zealand road

Solar Power System Benefits

Solar power systems are a great way to save money on your energy bills, as they will generate electricity for free once they are installed. Solar power systems are also a great way to be more environmentally friendly, as they do not produce any emissions or pollution. Solar power systems are very reliable and require little maintenance, so you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your system will provide power for years to come.

solar powered motorhome in a field in new zealand

Solar Panel and System Sizes

How big do you need your solar panel system to be?

The size of a solar panel system is determined by the amount of power it needs to generate. Solar panels are rated in watts, which is a measure of how much electrical energy they can produce. Solar systems are designed to provide a certain amount of power, depending on the size and needs of your motorhome or caravan.

Solar System Installation

Solar power is the most abundant renewable energy source available, and Motorhome Solar is a leading company in the design and installation of solar systems for motorhomes in New Zealand. Motorhome Solar has many years of experience in 12-volt electrical systems and solar power, so you can be confident that your solar system will be installed correctly and perform as expected.

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