People have slept outside since time began, and despite the modern society we live in, there is something special about sleeping under the stars, and the rise in popularity in the UK, makes camping a very attractive proposition, weather permitting, of course. We now have RV and SUV vehicles that can comfortably accommodate a family of four – Yes, it’s amazing, isn’t it? What’s more, you can now buy a solar power kit, and coupled with a deep cycle battery, you have clean, renewable energy at your fingertips.
How Does it Work?
The state of the art solar panels come in a roll out fabric, which is super strong, and you can either attach it to the roof, or if you are pitching your camp, simply roll the solar mat onto the windscreen, and Bob’s your uncle. The solar cells send the energy to your deep cycle battery, which, unlike your car battery, is designed for deep discharge, maybe as high as 75%, and with solar mats that can draw energy on a cloudy day, you have an independent power source that is free, and very eco-friendly. A caravan solar system, for example, would cover all of your energy requirements for heating, cooling and lighting, and after a single investment, you have nothing to pay for your power.
It has always been the norm to have to recharge, which is the main reason we stay at campsites, yet with all your energy needs covered, you are no longer tied to where you set up camp. This gives you much more in terms of the ability to extend the perimeters of your camping experience, and by using clean, renewable energy, you are reducing your carbon footprint. If the weather is good, there’s nothing stopping you heading off into the wilderness for a couple of weeks, and with the right gadgets and devices, this would be a comfortable experience.
Deep Cycle Battery
You cannot hook up a solar mat to a car battery, as this is designed for short bursts of energy – to start the engine – and a deep cycle battery is made for deep discharge on a regular basis, and with the constant input from the solar rays, you have a totally independent power source, and what’s more, it is free. Expect to pay for a good quality deep cycle battery but it is money well spent, and after a while, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it. This, coupled with the solar mats, will ensure you have all the power you need, when you need it.
Complete caravan solar systems are available online, and with leading brands at affordable prices, you and your family can take advantage of the clean technology. All it takes is an online search, then when you have found the ideal combination, a secure online payment is all it takes to have the system depatched to your home address.
Throw off those power restrictions on your next camping trip, and experience a new level of freedom by using the sun’s energy to power your needs.