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.

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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£110.01 (inc VAT)   £131.99

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

£6.45 (inc VAT)   £7.99

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

£24.47 (inc VAT)   £29.99

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. Kit comprises - 40 watt hour solar panel, 12 amp voltage charge controller, roof mounted cable gland, 5 metre...

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£169.99 (inc VAT)   £209.94

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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£290.21 (inc VAT)   £325.99

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

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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