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Even capturing a small portion of the energy of the sun is enough to provide electrical power for most appliances and accessories without the need to fire up the generator or plug into shorepower.
Monocrystalline solar panels are a good choice for RV use. Standard mono panels show all the wire traces on the front. Back-contact mono panels (far right) have clean black squares and are slightly more efficient, and thus have a smaller footprint for the equivalent output.
Selecting the proper batteries for the battery bank is the key to the entire solar-charging system. Either flooded, AGM or lithium-iron-phosphate batteries can be used, with the latter the most efficient. Here, AM Solar installed two Lifeline 300-Ah AGM batteries to store the power from three 100-watt solar panels.


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