The image above (larger version) shows my planned solar panel wiring that will be on the roof of the RV. I wanted to work out exactly which connectors, how many, and what wiring methodology I wanted to use, plus exactly what parts would be needed.
The complete parts list is as follows: Continue reading Solar Panel Roof Wiring
The roof layout (larger image) is actually pretty simple. Since I’m not using a roof A/C unit, nor is there a TV antenna, it’s not too bad.
The most obvious feature is the 5 giant solar panels. My current favorites are the SolarWorld 340 watt panels from altE. (In a previous blot posting I think I mentioned they were 345 watt. My bad.) These are Monocrystalline panels (higher efficiency), and they’re quite cost effective. They’re also about the largest panels I can physically place on the roof and still have room for vents and other accessories. A theoretical 1,700 watts of solar is pretty impressive for an RV of this (or any) size. Continue reading Roof Layout