Portable Solar Panels

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  1. Yorick

    Yorick Funster

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    I've successfully fitted my Biard 150w to the roof and now understand all what is needed to fit.

    But I reckon I could do with another 50w to really be sure. I've been looking at these portable ones and they seem quite cheap.

    Has anybody bought/used a portable of 5ow or similar ?

    All recommendations welcome
     
  2. calion

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    We have a very small 13w folding one and have managed to stay off grid for a fortnight just with that! Was in the middle of summer admittedly!
     
  3. bobandjanie

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    Hi, we never bothered with solar on this motorhome, and had a Stirling battery 2 battery and 3 x 85ah = 255ah battery bank.
    This works for us, solar is great if your in one place for a while and the sun shines.;)
    And in winter even here in Spain a panel flat on the roof, and the sun being low you will not get the best results.:eek:
    We have a 80w panel for the caravan and just stand it against something angled towards the sun.:ROFLMAO:
    But the thing with free standing solar panels are someone could steal it.:D Bob.
     
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    git :LOL:
     
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    bobandjanie Funster Life Member

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    Well we did advise you Andy, retirement is the way forward, just had 2 wonderful months in Portugal, now here until May. :whistle: Hope you are both well. (y)
    Bob and Janie.
     
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    Techno Funster Life Member

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    We are a long way from affordability having both started from scratch in our late 40's
    Retirement will be a while away yet.
     
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