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Off Grid Solar Power – How to Calculate Your Needs



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Are you trying to figure out how much power you’ll need from an off-grid solar power system? This video shows you how to calculate your energy needs to figure out exactly how many watts you need from your panels, what size of inverter and battery you should buy.

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You can also check out how we installed our 300 Watt system in this video:
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Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle

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Stupid-Easy Solar for Going Off Grid, RVs and Boondocking



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It finally happened! We started out solar journey. This isn’t how we saw it happening, but we’re very glad it did. Already we’re feeling the benefits of offsetting out generator use. Not just the fuel and cost savings, but the convenience too.

Solar has been on our radar for some time and we recently ran into Go Power at an RV convention. We discussed with them our situation, concerns and frustrations with solar. During the conversation portable solar came up as an option for getting started today on a budget and with the intent to only offset our generator use. This approach had escaped us because we were looking so far forward. We were trying to size the “now-and-later” solar setup, but it’s just hard to do, especially on a budget.

In the end we made the leap, picked up a portable array and are very happy that our generator use had declined to nill. Sure it’s summer so there’s lots of sun available. Perhaps by winter we’ll have a better feel for solar, our power needs and be more capable of sizing a system to fit our future needs.

We wanted to share this story with you because we were overcomplicating solar and it was a huge relief to discover that it doesn’t have to be. Starting small can make sense especially if you’re boondocking, looking for an array to power your campsite or are heading off grid. Had we known this was an option, or at least not overlooked it, when we arrived it would have been in our toolbox for certain.

If you need portable solar or just plain simple solar, give these portable arrays a look or even a try and see if they’ll meet your power needs for today. It’s a great way to get started!

For a full overview of what we’ve been up to, please visit our blog post above. Lots of great stuff and background that we couldn’t possibly share in a roundup YouTube video!

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Installing Solar Panels On Our Camper Was The BEST Decision EVER (Tutorial) – Wandxr Bus



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When we started living in our bus in August 2016, we didn’t have solar panels. We were in a hurry to hit the road and thought it wasn’t a necessary investment but we quickly realized we were wrong… The auxiliary battery wasn’t enough to power our fridge and charge our laptops and camera gear when the car was off. After almost a year of struggling, we switched to solar and it’s the best decision we made. It’s a complete game-changer in our daily basis to harness power from the sun.
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