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4 kW

4 kW Roof-Top Grid-Tie System with String Inverter

  • System size4kW
  • Installation typeRoof-top
  • System typeGrid-tie
  • Inverter typeString

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Off-grid
4 kW

4 kW Roof-Top Off-Grid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size4kW
  • Installation typeRoof-top
  • System typeOff-grid
  • Inverter typeString

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Hybrid
4 kW

4 kW Roof-Top Hybrid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size4kW
  • Installation typeRoof-top
  • System typeHybrid
  • Inverter typeString

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Grid-tie
4 kW

4 kW Ground-Mounted Grid-Tie System with String Inverter

  • System size4kW
  • Installation typeGround-mounted
  • System typeGrid-tie
  • Inverter typeString

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Off-grid
4 kW

4 kW Ground-Mounted Off-Grid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size4kW
  • Installation typeGround-mounted
  • System typeOff-grid
  • Inverter typeString

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Hybrid
4 kW

4 kW Ground-Mounted Hybrid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size4kW
  • Installation typeGround-mounted
  • System typeHybrid
  • Inverter typeString

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Grid-tie
5 kW

5 kW Roof-Top Grid-Tie System with String Inverter

  • System size5kW
  • Installation typeRoof-top
  • System typeGrid-tie
  • Inverter typeString

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Off-grid
5 kW

5 kW Roof-Top Off-Grid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size5kW
  • Installation typeRoof-top
  • System typeOff-grid
  • Inverter typeString

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Hybrid
5 kW

5 kW Roof-Top Hybrid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size5kW
  • Installation typeRoof-top
  • System typeHybrid
  • Inverter typeString

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Grid-tie
5 kW

5 kW Ground-Mounted Grid-Tie System with String Inverter

  • System size5kW
  • Installation typeGround-mounted
  • System typeGrid-tie
  • Inverter typeString

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Off-grid
5 kW

5 kW Ground-Mounted Off-Grid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size5kW
  • Installation typeGround-mounted
  • System typeOff-grid
  • Inverter typeString

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Hybrid
5 kW

5 kW Ground-Mounted Hybrid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size5kW
  • Installation typeGround-mounted
  • System typeHybrid
  • Inverter typeString

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Grid-tie
6 kW

6 kW Roof-Top Grid-Tie System with String Inverter

  • System size6kW
  • Installation typeRoof-top
  • System typeGrid-tie
  • Inverter typeString

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Off-grid
6 kW

6 kW Roof-Top Off-Grid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size6kW
  • Installation typeRoof-top
  • System typeOff-grid
  • Inverter typeString

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Hybrid
6 kW

6 kW Roof-Top Hybrid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size6kW
  • Installation typeRoof-top
  • System typeHybrid
  • Inverter typeString

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Grid-tie
6 kW

6 kW Ground-Mounted Grid-Tie System with String Inverter

  • System size6kW
  • Installation typeGround-mounted
  • System typeGrid-tie
  • Inverter typeString

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Off-grid
6 kW

6 kW Ground-Mounted Off-Grid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size6kW
  • Installation typeGround-mounted
  • System typeOff-grid
  • Inverter typeString

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Hybrid
6 kW

6 kW Ground-Mounted Hybrid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size6kW
  • Installation typeGround-mounted
  • System typeHybrid
  • Inverter typeString

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Grid-tie
7 kW

7 kW Roof-Top Grid-Tie System with String Inverter

  • System size7kW
  • Installation typeRoof-top
  • System typeGrid-tie
  • Inverter typeString

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Off-grid
7 kW

7 kW Roof-Top Off-Grid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size7kW
  • Installation typeRoof-top
  • System typeOff-grid
  • Inverter typeString

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Hybrid
7 kW

7 kW Roof-Top Hybrid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size7kW
  • Installation typeRoof-top
  • System typeHybrid
  • Inverter typeString

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Grid-tie
7 kW

7 kW Ground-Mounted Grid-Tie System with String Inverter

  • System size7kW
  • Installation typeGround-mounted
  • System typeGrid-tie
  • Inverter typeString

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Off-grid
7 kW

7 kW Ground-Mounted Off-Grid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size7kW
  • Installation typeGround-mounted
  • System typeOff-grid
  • Inverter typeString

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Hybrid
7 kW

7 kW Ground-Mounted Hybrid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size7kW
  • Installation typeGround-mounted
  • System typeHybrid
  • Inverter typeString

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Grid-tie
8 kW

8 kW Roof-Top Grid-Tie System with String Inverter

  • System size8kW
  • Installation typeRoof-top
  • System typeGrid-tie
  • Inverter typeString

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Off-grid
8 kW

8 kW Roof-Top Off-Grid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size8kW
  • Installation typeRoof-top
  • System typeOff-grid
  • Inverter typeString

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Hybrid
8 kW

8 kW Roof-Top Hybrid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size8kW
  • Installation typeRoof-top
  • System typeHybrid
  • Inverter typeString

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Grid-tie
8 kW

8 kW Ground-Mounted Grid-Tie System with String Inverter

  • System size8kW
  • Installation typeGround-mounted
  • System typeGrid-tie
  • Inverter typeString

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Off-grid
8 kW

8 kW Ground-Mounted Off-Grid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size8kW
  • Installation typeGround-mounted
  • System typeOff-grid
  • Inverter typeString

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Hybrid
8 kW

8 kW Ground-Mounted Hybrid System with String Inverter and Battery

  • System size8kW
  • Installation typeGround-mounted
  • System typeHybrid
  • Inverter typeString

Solar system for RV is a great solution for travelers. The PV system charges the house battery of a van anywhere where the sun is shining. Thus you don’t need to look for a battery hookup and don’t depend as much on trailer parks while you are on the road.

Generally, boondockers use generators to keep the house battery full. However, an RV solar system is a great alternative. PV installation is silent, doesn’t smell weird and doesn't need any fuel. Solar panels are generally installed on the roof of the van, thus they don’t take much of the important space. Some boondockers prefer using portable RV solar kits which you can unpack whenever it is convenient. 

RV by itself doesn’t have a lot of appliances. Therefore you can get by with just a couple of strong panels — the roof usually doesn’t have much room for more than 5-6 modules anyway. However, it’s hard to get good positioning and angle for panels. Thus an RV solar system usually performs at 70-80% of its capacity. 

RV installation is an off-grid system

Since RV solar installation will not be connected to the commercial grid in any circumstances, it is considered an off-grid installation. With this type of system design you rely on panels during the day and on your house battery whenever the panels don’t provide any power — at night or in case of very thick clouds and complete absence of the sun. An RV solar system kit therefore includes:

  • PV modulesYou can use any kind of solar panels that you want — even thin-film panels do well in these circumstances. Pay attention to the size and weight of solar modules, make sure that the roof of your RV is prepared for them. 
  • Inverter

If none of your devices need alternating current, you don’t really need an inverter. However, things like laptops or microwaves won’t be fine using direct current from the panels. Inverter in the RV solar kit is usually small in capacity, 2-3 kW. It is designed to be paired with a battery and won’t be suitable for any kind of grid connection.

  • Charge controllerCharge controller takes care of your battery. It lowers the voltage from panels to safe levels, so that your energy storage won’t overheat and explode in the worst case scenario. Solar regulator can easily be overlooked, but it’s an important part of an RV solar panel kit and significantly prolongs the lifetime of your battery.
  • House batteryNot every RV has a house battery (it’s not the same thing as an automotive or car battery!), so if yours doesn’t have one, get a deep-cycle battery. It is designed to be discharged and recharged on a regular basis. Deep-cycle batteries are generally lead-acid, gel or lithium-ion. Lithium-ion batteries are the most advanced type, allow high depth-of-discharge and are less vulnerable to swings in temperature and overcharge — a great choice for an RV solar power system. 

Cost of RV system

Since solar systems for boondockers are relatively small in size and the RV by itself usually already has a house battery, RV solar kit cost is relatively small, compared to other solar projects. You need just a couple of panels, preferably sturdy and with good performance in low-light conditions. Since the space becomes a concern, efficiency of the panels starts to matter a lot. The more efficient your panels are, the less room you’ll need for a powerful installation. Add an inverter, a controller, some wires and you are good to go.

We invite you to try out our solar calculator which can give you an idea of how much space your future solar power system for RV is going to take. It calculates the approximate costs, potential savings and many more. Unfortunately, RV systems aren’t eligible for Federal solar tax credit, so you won’t be able to get tax returns with this type of system. 

We offer a variety of solar panels, inverters, batteries and kits for sale. Our staff is always happy to answer your questions and help you make your choice. Here’s how operate: 

  • Our fulfillment centers are located on East and West coast of US
  • We process all orders in 24 hours and ship them in 48 hours
  • Freight transport deliver orders in 4-7 business days
  • We sell A-grade equipment only from verified manufactures
  • Affordable pricing on all solar energy equipment
  • No counterfeit products

If you are interested in purchasing a rv solar panel system, leave us a message and our managers will contact you as soon as possible. Check out our map of fulfillment centers with the up-to-date availability: if any of them are close to you, instead of ordering a delivery you can choose the pickup option and grab your rv solar panel kit yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I choose the right system size?
Your utility bills contain the energy consumption data for your home. All you need to do is divide the daily figure by the number of peak sun hours in your area. The result will be a gross estimate of a system size needed to offset 100% of your energy needs. Please refer to our article on sizing solar panel systems for more detailed instructions.
How do I know if a system is good for my house?
You can browse through our catalog and pick a system with desired power output and functionality. Our engineer with 20+ years of experience will adapt it based on the information you provide. He will take into account your location, roof pitch, house orientation and other factors. You don’t need to know a single thing about solar – we will support you at every stage.
Which system (grid-tie, off-grid or hybrid) will work for me the best?
It is impossible to give a good recommendation without knowing any details, but we can share the general principles. A grid-tie system is the standard choice: it is the most affordable and lets you take advantage of net metering. You need an off-grid system if the grid is unavailable or full independence is desired. A hybrid system is a mix of the two, performing equally well with and without a grid connection. You can find a more nuanced take on the difference among the three types in our article.
Does a solar system include all that is needed for installation?
Yes, our systems include absolutely all components. You won’t need to buy any extra parts to install it and start generating power.
Will you install the solar panel system for me?
Currently we do not provide installation services. You will need to contact an independent solar installer.
Do you offer a warranty for your solar panel systems?
All components of our systems come with a manufacturer’s warranty. We also stand behind the work of our engineers who configure the systems and guarantee full compatibility.
How can I get my system?
We work with the top freight carriers like XPO, FedEx, ODFL, R&L, etc. We also offer a free pickup option so that our clients could get the equipment cheaper and faster. Note that pickup is dependent on the availability of equipment in our fulfillment centers, and may not be feasible in your location.
Do deliveries of solar panel systems take longer?
We deliver our systems as fast as the rest of our equipment. Typically it takes 5 to 7 days.
Do you have all the displayed systems in stock?
Yes, we offer full transparency and update the availability of items in real time.
What is the benefit of buying a solar panel system compared to buying all the equipment element by element?
Our systems are configured by an engineer with more than 20 years of experience. We will adapt the kit to your conditions and ensure compatibility.
Does a solar panel system come with a plan or a manual?
The equipment manufacturers normally provide user manuals for their products. These can be accessed via our website or the official websites of the respective manufacturers. Aside from that, we do not provide any other materials, but we're ready to consult you along the way.

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