Solar Systems for Campers

Van in desert

Our Solar Camping Kits are compact and "road worthy" power systems that fit in small compartments. These systems can light up your tent, van or caravan, charge your phones and/or tablets, run a TV, and a DC pump.

The systems are supplied as DIY kits and exclude cables and brackets/framing (if applicable). If the vehicle's engine is to be used as additional charger for the solar battery, a battery isolator is required. Caravans also need a DC optimiser to regulate the voltage drop.

Suitable for casual, short-stay campers who want some comfort when going bush. Serious campers or nomads who also want to run a refrigerator may need a larger system (unless you hit the road every day and charge the battery while driving).

Mobile Solar System Examples

Portable Solar Kit

VW van sketch

This small solar system is ideal for those who love weekend camping without a big rig. Most vans (pop-top) and tent trailers just don't have the roof to support a fixed installation. You may also need that roof rack for the kids' bikes.

In addition, the yield from mobile panels is usually much higher than from fixed panels - if the position is adjusted from time to time.

The Portable Solar Kit will power a few lights, tablet and phone chargers, even a laptop.* The kit can be upgraded to include a small 230V AC inverter.

The Portable Solar Kit includes:

Enerdrive 120W Solar Panel
Enerdrive

120 Watt Solar Panel

Enerdrive 10A regulator
Enerdrive

10 Amp Regulator

Ritar 100Ah Valve Regulated Lead Acid Battery
Ritar

100Ah VRLA Battery

  • 120 Watt Fold-up solar panel
  • Battery regulator
  • 100Ah Valve Regulated Lead Acid battery
  • Fusing

Price: from $1250 info iconexcluding cables and installation

*System calculated for operation in northern NSW.

Optional upgrades:

  • 175W battery inverter
  • fused battery container with Cig outlets
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Caravan Solar Kit

Small caravan sketch

The caravan kit is a 12V power system with 300W battery inverter. It will run a few LED lights, a radio, laptop, TV and a DC water pump.*

The kit also includes a DC-optimiser - required to utilise the towing vehicle's engine as battery charger for the batteries located in the caravan.

As roof mounted solar panels will have to withstand strong head winds and constant vibrations, we highly recommend a professional installation.

The Caravan Solar Kit includes:

Victron 140W Solar Panel
140W Solar Panel

By Victron Energy

Plasmatronics 20A Regulator
20A Regulator

By Plasmatronics

Leoch 260Ah Deep Cycle Battery
260Ah AGM Batteries

By Leoch

Narva voltage sensitive relay
Battery Isolator

12 Volt - 140 Amp

Intervolt DC -DC voltage converter
Battery Charger

Two stage charging

Victron 300W Inverter
Victron Energy

300 Watt Inverter

  • 2 x 140 Watt Victron solar panels
  • Plasmatronics PL regulator
  • Leoch 260Ah AGM battery
  • Battery isolator
  • DC-DC optimiser
  • Victron 300W AC inverter
  • Fusing

Price: from $2850 info iconexcluding cables and installation

*System calculated for operation in northern NSW.

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Please note, the system calculator may suggest up to 4 panels which would occupy most of the roof area of an average caravan.


We install solar systems in Northern NSW and Southern QLD.


QLD:
Gold Coast (from Coolangatta to Southport), Nerang and Hinterland (Beaudesert) and out West (Warwick, Stanthorpe, Killarney)


NSW:
Northern NSW (Tweed Heads to Yamba, including Evans Head, Byron Bay and Ballina); the Far North Coast Hinterland (Grafton via Lismore to Murwillumbah) and out West (Casino to Tenterfield, including Drake and Tabulam, as well as Woodenbong and Bonalbo)

For larger system we also go up to Brisbane or down to Coffs Harbour and even Glen Innes. Other places by arrangement.