Panneaux solaires de caravanes

solar panels for caravans

Semi-flexible solar panel glued to the roof of a caravan

Panneaux solaires de caravanes.

Panneaux solaires de caravanes. Ajouter un panneau solaire à votre caravane est un excellent moyen de maintenir la batterie chargée. Le panneau solaire convertira l’énergie du soleil en électricité utilisable. Cette énergie est stockée dans votre batterie, prête à l’emploi.

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Comment installer un panneau solaire sur votre caravane ? De quelles pièces avez-vous besoin ? Le choix des panneaux solaires pour les caravanes est simple. Nous vous guiderons tout au long du processus.

Les deux types de panneaux solaires utilisés sur les caravanes :

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SunWorks semi-flexible solar panels

There are two types of solar panel generally used on caravans.  Semi-flexible panels, and portable panels.

Semi-flexible panels are attached permanently to the roof of your caravan. They work automatically.

Portable solar panels have a fold-out stand and a long cable with battery clips. It is supplied with a strong polyester carry case. Take it out of it’s bag, set it up outside facing the Sun and clip the lead to your battery. That’s it! Very simple and efficient.

You can also tilt the panel up or down. Pointing the panel directly at the Sun makes it much more effective. This makes a significant difference to the charge stored in your battery.

solar panels for caravans

SunWorks portable solar panel.

Our 50 watt panel is capable of powering a small television or laptop computer on a bright sunny day.

Installation d’un panneau solaire : Professionnel ou bricoleur ?

If you decide to fit a solar panel permanently to the roof of your caravan, will you fit the system yourself? Anyone with good D.I.Y skills and a little spare time can install a solar panel system successfully.

If you do want to use a professional installer, please get in touch. We will recommend a reputable company in your area.

Alors, par où commencer ?

If you have never installed a solar panel before, we recommend that you use a SunWorks solar panel kit. Our kits contain the basics for an efficient and reliable installation. Each kit comes with illustrated instructions which will guide you, step by step through the installation.

Que contient un kit de panneaux solaires ?

semi-flexible kit de panneau solaire

SunWorks 50 watt semi-flexible solar panel kit

SunWorks FLEX kits contain high performance solar panels, charge controller and cables.

For example, the 50-UNO-FLEX kit contains a SunWorks semi-flexible 50 watt solar panel and a matching SunWorks SB1C charge controller. The correct 8 metre cable with connectors is included.

We consider the charge controller to be be heart of any solar panel system. So all SunWorks solar panel kits contain the best charge controller to suit the solar panel.

We have several sizes of solar panel kit available, so which one is best for you?

Quelle taille de panneau solaire dois-je utiliser sur ma caravane ?

To help you decide what size solar panel to use, we make the following recommendations.

To simply trickle charge your leisure battery we suggest you use a minimum solar panel size of 50 watts.

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100 watt semi-flexible solar panel kit

Most owners will want much more power so we recommend a panel of at least 100 watts. This will provide a good maintenance charge and will keep your battery in good order. During the summer months in the UK this panel size will provide lots of extra power. Reduce the cost of a mains connection.

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200 watt semi-flexible solar panel kit

If you are looking for complete independence from the mains supply, we suggest you consider a solar panel array in the 150 to 200 watt range. We can supply kits in this power range. For example our 200-UNO-FLEX kit contains two 100 watt solar panels. Also included is the very capable SunWorks SB2C charge controller.

You may have read about polycrystalline and monocrystalline solar panels. Monocrystalline solar panels offer the most up to date technology and efficiency. All SunWorks solar panels are of this type. Another technology commonly available is amorphous crystalline. These are very inefficient and should be avoided.

SunWorks semi-flexible solar panels feature an abrasion resistant EFTE front coating and an encapsulated aluminium back-plate for thermal stability. High reliability and performance.

Montage de panneaux solaires semi-flexibles pour les caravanes.

Watertight roof gland. Takes the cable through the roof of the caravan.

SunWorks semi-flexible solar panels can follow the curve of your caravan’s roof. All of our semi-flexible panels can be bent by up to 10%. That’s 10 cm deflection on a 100 watt panel!

They are only 3 mm thick so when glued down to the roof of your caravan do not create any windage noise.

Nor do they compromise the roof structure.

They are fixed to the roof of the caravan using a suitable adhesive. We strongly recommend using Sikaflex 252i for this purpose.

Puis-je étendre mon système actuel ?

Connect two solar panels together

Increasing the size of your existing solar panel system to 150 watts or even 200 watts will make a big difference to your power independence. You can generally connect another solar panel ‘in parallel’ to your existing system.

We have special connectors to make adding a second panel easy.

The total power available to you is simply the sum of the two panels.

If you want to expand your system, SunWorks can supply you with solar panels, controllers, accessories and any advice you may need.

Régulateurs de charge des panneaux solaires.

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SunWorks SB1C charge controller.

Whichever solar panel you choose, it has to be connected to your battery via an electronic charge controller. The charge controller protects the battery from overcharge. It will also increase the life of the battery.

Charge controllers are available as ‘single battery’ types and ‘dual battery’ types. For a caravan, choose the single battery types. Examples are the SunWorks SB1C and SB2C.

SunWorks manufacture a wide range of suitable charge controllers. If you choose one with an LCD display you will be able to see your system working. All our solar panel kits contain a SunWorks LCD charge controller.

For more detailed information about solar panels for caravans, please download our free guide: “The SunWorks Guide to installing solar panels on your Caravan”. See the left hand column on this page.

Utilisez uniquement des panneaux légers et semi-flexibles sur le toit de votre caravane.