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Old 07-06-2019, 06:38 PM   #1
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Installing Solar Panels in a Wolf Pup 16bhs

I was wondering if anyone knows of which solar panels to get, and also any helpful videos for installing yourself. Thanks!
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:00 PM   #2
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First thing you need to do is do an energy audit to see how many watts you need and then figure out what area you have for your roof.


For every 100W, with a PWM controller, you can potentially get around 5A peak but that is if you tilt panels. If they are flat mounted, figure 20 to 30% less. You can look up charts to see what the equivalent sunlight hours you get for your area but you can also use 5 to 6 equivalent hours in the summer as a rule of thumb. Therefore, a 100W flat mounted panel can replace around 24AH per day with 6 equivalent sun hours.


I suggest this place for US made solar panels that are less then $1/W if larger panels will fit. Always better to use 1 200W panel than 2 100W panels.
https://www.continuousresources.com/


Stay away from kits.
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:20 PM   #3
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X2 on kitsch and do an audit. Get a good current meter and do a test camp in driveway or campground with back shore power. Once yo determine requirements. You can shop. Get good panels and a controller a little larger than you think you need so you have room to grow
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