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Old 07-15-2013, 03:24 AM   #1
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Solar panels on a Road Trek?

Is it possible to put solar panels on the roof and make it look good, and is it practical?

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AM Solar has recently made available their GS100 panels in a polyester sandwich instead of a frame which allows them to be taped down flat. Looks good (as in you can't see them) and is practical for some applications. Should be able to get a few of them on top of a RoadTrek.

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There are flexi panels for Marine installs
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:59 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by IMPULSE DRIVEN View Post
and is it practical?
Define practical. What do you expect the solar panel to do?

It's going to be a function of how many batteries, how many panels, and your inverter setup.
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I added a second battery and a solar panel on the roof of my Pleasure Way. We dry camp as much as possible so the added battery gives me more storage and the solar helps too !

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