Pimp Your Ride With Campervan Solar Panels

Where are you holidaying this year? 

With a reported 8.25% increase in UK campervan ownership indicative of a trend for more local excursions and a change in mindset for many holidaymakers, you need to be sure you’re getting the most out of your vehicle when you’re out on the road. One way of doing this is with the addition of campervan solar panels, accessories that are both practical and sustainable in equal measure. 

Read on below to discover how modifying your motorhome in this way is both good for your wallet and good for the environment. 

Campervan Solar Panels At Wildworx 

At Wildworx, we specialise in a variety of van conversion services, from pop top roof conversions to the installation of effective heating systems. For those who are interested, our campervan solar panel options are twofold: fixed and freestanding, with each of these variants providing a range of key benefits. 

To clear things up early, the difference between the two is simple. Freestanding kits are removable and can be used at your leisure, whereas fixed campervan solar panels will need to become a permanent fixture of your vehicle. Both of these types of panels enable you to use solar energy to run the various appliances, electronics and devices that make up your campervan, reducing your reliance on alternative (and infinitely more costly) methods of power. 

For most campervans, it is recommended that the solar panel kits you purchase are at least 80w. 

How Do Campervan Solar Panels Work? 

Solar panels for campervans work by obtaining energy from the sun and converting this into usable electricity, to power everything from televisions and fridges through to lighting and device chargers. The materials featured in campervan solar panels come together to create an electric field, with the energy captured stored in the accompanying battery until it is required. 

As we touched on earlier, the wattage of your chosen solar panel should be fully reflective of your needs. Don’t be afraid to invest in panels of 120w - this amount of energy, especially if you have kids on board, may be indispensable to you at some point in your journey. 

Why Are Campervan Solar Panels Good For The Environment? 

The advantages of solar panels have been well-documented, but it’s always good to have a little reminder. 

One of their most important benefits is how they help to reduce carbon emissions, in some instances by 1.6 tonnes per year. There are no pollutants involved in the creation of solar energy, and by attaching solar panels to your campervan as you travel throughout the UK you’re also doing wonders for your own personal carbon footprint. 

Another great reason to invest in campervan solar panels is that they are expected to last for at least 3 decades, as long as you do what you can to maintain them. The longevity of these products miminises waste in our culture of instant gratification, which is, of course, extremely advantageous to the environment. 

Book In For Your Campervan Conversion Today 

Looking to upgrade? Our fully qualified team are always on hand to help carry out that vital adjustment to your motorhome and have years of experience in working closely with the installation of campervan solar panels. 

To discover what they can do for you and to find the perfect solution for your requirements, get in touch today.