Solar Panels and Boondocking

Learn about solar panels and boondocking, including how many solar panels do you need for boondocking, and what kind of solar panels should you get.


Is a 100-watt Solar Panel Enough for my RV?

No, a 100-watt solar panel is not enough for an RV, especially if you plan to use your RV for boondocking. A single 100-watt solar panel is the bare minimum required to recharge a couple of 100 amp hour batteries, but that's only...


What Kind of Batteries Do You Use for Solar Panels?

You can use any kind of batteries with solar panels. Solar panels don't care what batteries they are charging, and batteries don't care what solar panels are being used. You can use lithium-phosphate batteries, lithium-ion...


How Many Batteries and Solar to Run a 5,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner?

A small 5,000 BTU portable air conditioner is a popular choice for many RVers and vandwellers who don't already have a roof-mounted system. But how many batteries and solar panels does it take to run a 5,000 BTU portable air conditioner...


How Many Solar Panels Do I Need to Run My RV AC?

You will need at least 1,800 watts of solar panels to run your RV air conditioner for 8 hours each day. This is assuming you are using 12 volt RV grade panels. This is also assuming, of course...


How Much Solar Do I Need for My RV?

Most campers can boondock comfortably on a full time basis with 600 watts of solar on their RV. This assumes they also have an adequate battery bank to power most of the things they need need. How much solar you will need for your RV...


How Many Solar Panels Do I Need for Boondocking?

The number of solar panels needed for RV boondocking depends on how many batteries you have to keep charged, and what appliances you want to power...