Originally Posted by NC25T
Solar panels can wrk, it's just a matter of installing enough panels and also having enough batteries to store the power..... O yea, also the amount of sun wherever you plan on staying has a little to do as well.
Have you calculated ho much power you need
A small 8000 BTU air conditioner will draw 8 amps 120 volts. That works out to 80 amps 12 volts DC.
Running 3/4 of the time will use 60 AH. Do that for 12 hours overnight and run down 1500 AH of batteries to 50%. That over 12, 6 volt batteries at 76 lb a piece.
I half a ton of batteries and I'll bet the AC isn't going to be close to cooling down a bus.
Now you need to create 800 AH of power from the confines of a bus roof in 6 to 8 hours. 2500 + watts of panels should do it.
What else did you want to run ?