Solar Panels for Mobile Homes

solar panels being mounted on camper van

We carry a range of solar panels that are suitable to mount on your mobile home, caravan, camper or bus.

1) SolaWatt panels: mono-crystalline solar panel with a sturdy frame and a 25 year performance warranty. Available in various sizes.

2) Victron panels: poly-crystalline panel with an even more solid frame. Built to survive any cross country adventure.

Please note: all poly and mono-crystalline panels suffer a substantial loss of power if a portion of the panel is shaded.

This partial shading 'problem' is not the same as cloudy weather or filtered light (in which case there is not much difference in performance between the two types).

The other decision to make is whether or not to permanently mount the solar panel on the roof. The advantage is that it is 'out of the way', very resistant to theft and can charge your battery while you are on the road.

The big disadvantage is that it means you need to park your vehicle in full sun (which you might prefer not to do when touring the Outback in mid summer).

The second option which can suit if you only have one or two solar panels is to have them on a 10 - 20 metre lead. You can then park under a shady tree and mount your panels in the sun. This means that you need to have somewhere to stash your solar panel while you are on the road. Perhaps the big disadvantage is that the solar panel can be prone to theft if you want to leave your vehicle unattended. This may or may not be an issue depending on your lifestyle and the type of place where you camp.

We install solar systems in Northern NSW and Southern QLD.

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

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.

We are Open for Business

Rainbow Power Company would like to assure our customers that we are trading (not quite as normal). System designers are working from home and can customise a quote for you (free of charge) over the phone and online. We are still dispatching and posting items, with safety precautions in place. You can still order online or over the phone, and pick up items from RPC (our show room is closed however, and appointments must be made to pick up orders). We are still doing site inspections, keeping the recommended social distancing.

Contact us

This is the perfect time to start thinking about your power needs for the future, reducing your bills, and safeguarding against future power outages, so call today and get in before the oncoming solar rush. PH: 02 6689 1430 or send an enquiry
..stay safe and healthy, your RPC family