Solar panels - Solara Solar Panels

Solar panels - Solara Solar Panels

Solar Panels for Caravans


Solar panel systems enable you to use the sun's energy on your own purposes. Solar energy is a renewable energy source and a great way to generate power for you and your family on caravan adventures - especially through the summer!

A range of complete solar system kits designed for caravans and motorhomes including the Folding 13W Solar Panel

Do solar panels work?


Yes they do! They provide some of the most successful examples where they provide power away from a mains supply. As the sun hits the panel, the kinetic energy from it is absorbed and converted into a source of energy which will power your laptop as well as your fridge or any other electrical accessory in your caravan. The panels work best with consistent sunshine, so sunny days are obnviously better than overcast onesl, although power may be stored once converted, and it is surprising how little sun is actually required.

Just how do they assist in my caravan or motorhome?


Quite simply by charging your battery(s) during daylight hours. They work at their best in bright clear sunshine, most high quality solar power panels will still produce a useful charging current even just in cloudy conditions.

What size solar panel is necessary on a caravan or motorhome?


To some extent this is actually the "How long is a little bit of string" question. As a general guide, most caravan owners would want to attempt to balance the power produced by a solar panel with their average daily 12v power consumption. Average consumption is also a wide question, generally it is in the region of 10-20 Ampere hours (Ah) per day in the leisure battery. (Batteries are rated in Ampere hours, 85, 100, 110, 120 amp hours, this describes the storage capacity of the battery).

A 50w solar panel will produce up to 3 Amps (A) each hour in bright sunny conditions. For a good sunny day, allowing for the changing position on the sun in the sky, lower in the morning and evening, overhead in the center of the day, you could expect this 50w panel to create 14 to 18 Ah of battery power. As previously stated, most solar panel systems will still produce power in less than ideal conditions.

Zamp Solar Panels
 

Zamp Solar Panels

Zamp Solar is an American company manufacturing an American product wi

Zamp Solar is an American company manufacturing an American product with the absolute highest quality materials available. Truly a cut above the rest, our panels are design and crafted right here in Bend, Oregon USA.

    

Vision Plus 40w Solar panel master kit

Product Ref: 256819

The SOLAR 40 Battery Charger System is designed as an expandable syste

The SOLAR 40 Battery Charger System is designed as an expandable system for those looking for power independence but unsure of their power requirements. The system is designed around the 40W MASTER panel and the high specification Power Controller which allows the additio...

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£172.95 (inc VAT)   £189.99

Vision Plus Solar 40 Add On Panel

Product Ref: 257110

The SOLAR 40 Battery Charger System is designed as an expandable syste

The SOLAR 40 Battery Charger System is designed as an expandable system for those looking for power independence but unsure of their power requirements. The system is designed around the 40W MASTER panel and the high specification Power Controller which allows the additi...

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£119.14 (inc VAT)   £129.95

Zamp 30 Amp 5 Stage Digital PWM Controller

Product Ref: 271258

30 Amps is large enough for up to 510 Watts of 12 volt solar charging

30 Amps is large enough for up to 510 Watts of 12 volt solar charging power. Each controller has PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) and 5 stages of charging for best battery health and longevity. Two mounting options, flush or surface, provide options and flexibility. Each Zamp S...

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£180.63 (inc VAT)   £216.99

Zamp 10 Amp 5 Stage Waterproof Digital PWM Controller

Product Ref: 271259

The Zamp Digital Deluxe 5 Stage 10 Amp PWM Solar Charge Controller use

The Zamp Digital Deluxe 5 Stage 10 Amp PWM Solar Charge Controller uses a large digital display showing volts, amps and amp over a period of time while LED lights show charging status and battery condition. Our digital deluxe 10 Amp Solar Charge Controller is designed to do ...

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£105.38 (inc VAT)   £126.99

Zamp 15 Amp 5 Stage Digital PWM Controller with Display

Product Ref: 271260

The Zamp Digital Deluxe 5 Stage 15 Amp PWM Solar Charge Controller use

The Zamp Digital Deluxe 5 Stage 15 Amp PWM Solar Charge Controller uses a large digital display showing volts, amps and amp over a period of time while LED lights show charging status and battery condition. Our digital deluxe 15 Amp Solar Charge Controller is designed to do ...

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£132.25 (inc VAT)   £158.99

Zamp 30 Amp 5 Stage Dual Digital PWM Controller

Product Ref: 271261

This versatile Zamp solar charge controller can charge 2 separate batt

This versatile Zamp solar charge controller can charge 2 separate battery banks with different charging profiles independently and is programmable to change the charging current to each battery bank. This saves on the cost of two separate controllers or trying to tie two bat...

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£213.10 (inc VAT)   £255.99

Zamp Digital Remote LCD Display

Product Ref: 271262

Optional Zamp LCD remote display. Suitable for use with the Zamp regul

Optional Zamp LCD remote display. Suitable for use with the Zamp regulator below. Associated Products Quick View     Zamp 30 Amp 5 Stage Digital PWM Controller

£95.88 (inc VAT)   £114.99

Zamp 8 Amp 5 Stage Waterproof Controller

Product Ref: 271263

This 8 Amp weatherproof controller will be used on our 40 Watt Portabl

This 8 Amp weatherproof controller will be used on our 40 Watt Portable Solar Charging Systems and available through our dealers for any solar system that kicks out under 6.4 amps per hour. Improving battery health can increase the life span up to two or three times the norm...

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£43.23 (inc VAT)   £51.99

Zamp 3 Port Roof Cap

Product Ref: 271264

The 3 port roof cap can be attached to the roof and forms the central

The 3 port roof cap can be attached to the roof and forms the central point to link the panels too. By wiring the cable kit to the 3 port roof cap and then to the solar regulator, this box then makes the installation of either a 2nd or 3rd solar panel a doddle.

£80.27 (inc VAT)   £96.99

Zamp Solar Panel Cable Kit

Product Ref: 271265

This wiring kit is the recommended interface for making a Zamp Solar P

This wiring kit is the recommended interface for making a Zamp Solar Panel installation. It provides the necessary cabling link between the 3 port roof cap to the solar regulator (approx 3M) and also provides cabling from the solar regulator to the batteries (approx 4.5M) an...

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£85.75 (inc VAT)   £102.99

Zamp Solar Panel Deluxe Mounting Feet - Set 4 Pcs

Product Ref: 271266

These are the deluxe mounting feet, these allow the installer to place

These are the deluxe mounting feet, these allow the installer to place the feet wherever needed along the frame of the panel and they also enable quick and easy removal of the panel for easy access to the roof.

£42.90 (inc VAT)   £51.99

Zamp Solar Panel Mounting Feet - Set 4Pcs

Product Ref: 271267

These feet not only allow you to place the panel wherever you need to

These feet not only allow you to place the panel wherever you need to along the frame of the panel. This kit allows you to slide the panel up and down the fixings too offering maximum flexibity.

£37.07 (inc VAT)   £44.99

Zamp Temperature Sensor

Product Ref: 271268

Zamp remote temperature sensor. Suitable for use with all Zamp regulat

Zamp remote temperature sensor. Suitable for use with all Zamp regulators except 30920. By Zamp regulators knowing the temperature at which the battery is kept, they can help to charge the battery at it's optimum, this results in extended battery life.

£34.73 (inc VAT)   £41.99

Zamp Air Stream Solar Mounting Kit (4 PC Kit)

Product Ref: 271269

This kit is manufactured by Zamp for use with the unique curvature of

This kit is manufactured by Zamp for use with the unique curvature of the roofs of Airstream vehicles. It is composed of 4 individual brackets.

£43.96 (inc VAT)   £52.99

Folding 13W Solar Panel

Product Ref: 218859

Folding 13W Solar Panel, made with high impact plastic case and built

Folding 13W Solar Panel, made with high impact plastic case and built in stand, flashing LED and internal cable storage. Magnetic catches on handles keep panel closed when in not in use. 10yr guarantee. 510mm x 37mm closed. 1.08Amp/hour in best conditions, 50% loss when over...

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£92.82 (inc VAT)   £99.99

Roof Gland for Solar Panel - 1 Way

Product Ref: 248626

Roof Gland for Solar Panel - 1 Way. White plastic water-tight housing,

Roof Gland for Solar Panel - 1 Way. White plastic water-tight housing, For Solar Panel wiring

£7.34 (inc VAT)   £8.99

Solar 4 Way Feed Gland

Product Ref: 248627

Black plastic 4 way feed gland. Used for roof cable entry for Solar P

Black plastic 4 way feed gland. Used for roof cable entry for Solar Panels, Rear View Systems, Antennas etc

£28.06 (inc VAT)   £33.99

Solar Panel Kit CB-60 60w

Product Ref: 268037

With the Carbest complete sets you will have it especially comfortable

With the Carbest complete sets you will have it especially comfortable. The sets consist solar module with bracket, roof duct, charging regulator and 10m high-quality solar cable, as well as an installation manual. Please order the material for adhering separately. Technical...

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£344.60 (inc VAT)   £386.99

PV Logic Flexi 60W Solar Panel

Product Ref: 268038

The PV Logic Flexi range of is a tough, fully weather resistant flexib

The PV Logic Flexi range of is a tough, fully weather resistant flexible solar panel designed for use in the harshest environmental conditions. Suitable for permanent fixing or stand alone use, the 60wp Flexi kit is ideal for battery charging, camping / caravanning, boats an...

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£364.38 (inc VAT)   £409.99

Reich solar panel connection cable

Product Ref: 269602

N/APLEASE NOTE IF OUT OF STOCK THERE IS A 4-8 WEEK DELAY

N/APLEASE NOTE IF OUT OF STOCK THERE IS A 4-8 WEEK DELAY

£13.22 (inc VAT)   £19.99

Solar panels for yachts, boats, caravans and campers. The M-series solar panels are semi-flexible and especially designed for yachts and boats. This is the same range of solar panels together with standard Solara fittings that was fitted to Ellen Macarthur's Kingfisher.

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