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Old 11-10-2015, 03:03 PM   #1
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where do you get your solar panels?

looking to install about 200 watts of solar and wondering where is one of the better places to purchase from. and what brands of panels/controllers do you recommend?
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:07 AM   #2
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:23 AM   #3
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Monocrystillin panels shop around for cheapest price the prices change constantly for good panels. Monocrystillin panels are more efficient than the poloycrystillin panels.
The 2 at the back are 100 watt each (Renogy panels) and the 2 farther away at the front of my 5er are 2 ECO 160 watt each for a total of 520 watts of solar. Even when its raining out I've seen them making 10 amps. Once I finally used up enough of my 435ah AGM battery bank I've seen them cranking out 37 amps to the batterys. Very convenient to beable to camp anywhere you park sense there's no need for shore power, just fill your fresh water tank and go. My 2000 watt TSW Cotek inverter runs everything except the A/C units of course. Love my solar set up and will be boondocking this weekend burning free electricity.


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Mud Yapster, good on ya! Nice set up and looks like it was done right. What meter are you using? I'd like to see a picture of you charge controller connections...
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:15 PM   #6
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Kcmusa, try AM Solar (www.amsolar.com). They specialize in RV solar installations and can get you started in the right direction.
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looking to install about 200 watts of solar and wondering where is one of the better places to purchase from. and what brands of panels/controllers do you recommend?
Windynation.com or Renogy.com both sell 200 watt RV kits. With windy nation there are two kits about $30 diff. Get the one with the better controller. Worth the few extra bucks. Both offer free shipping to the lower 48
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:26 PM   #8
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Just put one of these on my motor home.. I came with everything that you need and a MPPT controller so you can run the 100 watt panels at 24 volts instead of 12v.. The controller will convert the 24 volts to 12 to charge your batteries..

200 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Premium Kit | Renogy Solar
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Just put one of these on my motor home.. I came with everything that you need and a MPPT controller so you can run the 100 watt panels at 24 volts instead of 12v.. The controller will convert the 24 volts to 12 to charge your batteries..

200 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Premium Kit | Renogy Solar
I am looking at that kit. When you say everything did you get the fuses? I did not see those in the description and thought I would need to get separately.
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Check out my last post in this thread --> Solar question....

200w bought from solarblvd.com free shipping good prices.
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