At this point, you might have already decided to install a solar panel in your caravan. Congratulations, that’s a great job! I promise you, that’s one of the wisest decisions you’ve ever made. Installing solar panels on your car and your house is beneficial too! It’s not that complicated since solar panels are available in mounted or portable options. You can take advantage of the portable ones by chasing the sun, but if you don’t like the idea of attaching and detaching, you can get them mounted on the roof. Just remember that solar panels have to be exposed to direct sunlight- that’s just how solar energy works.
Once you have decided whether you want it portable or mounted, it’s time to choose the type of solar panels that work for you. In this case, there are three types of solar panels:
Folding panels are undoubtedly the most popular solar panels in the caravanning industry today. The selling point of folding solar panels is flexibility. It is easy to bring and store in the caravan. Due to this, you can take advantage of exposing it to the sun anytime, anywhere, and as long as you can.
Glass panels could be the best type of solar panels for house installations. It is also being used in commercial installations, and has been around for quite a long time with such a good reputation. Glass panels have strong and stiff frames. It can be attached, and it can also be mounted. Having a glass solar panel is ideal for a house or a business establishment with minimal energy consumption.
If you have a budget, you cannot go wrong with a mobile solar panel. It is light and bendable, which means you can bring it with so much ease. There is no need for mounting brackets since they can be put directly onto the roof via silicon. The only disadvantage of this is, as I have mentioned, it is not cheap. There are many websites online where you can check the price of mobile solar panels. Take your time to do some research so that you’ll have an idea of how much you are going to prepare.
Neither portable panels nor mounted panels are better than the other. Likewise, neither folding, glass, and mobile panels are the best among the three solar panels. In this case, it’s a matter of preference, where are you using them, and how much are you willing to pay for them. The most important thing is, you are on the right track choosing to install something that benefits you and the environment in the long run. Have a pleasant journey!