LIVE + SAVE: Top tips to go solar and get camping
DO YOU enjoy the joys of camping but would prefer not to have the noise of a generator and some peace and quiet instead?
There is a solution. Clean and silent solar power is a great way to add a little comfort to your camping experience while being kind to the environment.
The local fauna and your camping neighbours will be grateful for it too.
You can easily make a camping solar energy system yourself or take advantage of portable solar panel products on the market specifically targeted towards camping applications.
Advantages of solar power include:
- Practically free source of power after initial start up costs.
- Renewable and clean energy source for maximum energy return.
- Increasing efficiency of solar modules increases solar capacity of systems, which equates to more power for longer periods of time.
Daily solar input is recorded in peak sun hours (PSH) an industry concept similar to measuring daily rainfall.
A Peak Sun Hour is a solar irradiation of 1000watts/sqm over one hour.
The solar equivalent of a rain gauge can be visualised as a standard sized light. When full, that represents 1 PSH. The bucket may fill six or seven times daily during summer but only once or so daily in Winter.
Solar power charges are available for numerous devices we use everyday like mobile phones, ipads, digital cameras, laptop and notebooks.
Other solar panel products consist of flexible solar panels, lighting kits, battery chargers, folding solar panels, roll-able solar panels, backpacks and bags, showers, speakers and water pumps.
An economical portable solar power rig can be setup using standard solar panels.
The average setup can power a laptop for 12 hours, run lighting and power some small appliances.
A DIY solar kit is an ideal solution if you want to get the perfect solar system for your caravan, motorhome, boat, 4WD, or shed. .