Most Efficient Solar Panel

Most Efficient Solar Panel

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It finally happened! We started out solar journey. This isn’t how we saw it happening, but we’re very glad it did. Already we’re feeling the benefits of offsetting out generator use. Not just the fuel and cost savings, but the convenience too.

Solar has been on our radar for some time and we recently ran into Go Power at an RV convention. We discussed with them our situation, concerns and frustrations with solar. During the conversation portable solar came up as an option for getting started today on a budget and with the intent to only offset our generator use. This approach had escaped us because we were looking so far forward. We were trying to size the “now-and-later” solar setup, but it’s just hard to do, especially on a budget.

In the end we made the leap, picked up a portable array and are very happy that our generator use had declined to nill. Sure it’s summer so there’s lots of sun available. Perhaps by winter we’ll have a better feel for solar, our power needs and be more capable of sizing a system to fit our future needs.

We wanted to share this story with you because we were overcomplicating solar and it was a huge relief to discover that it doesn’t have to be. Starting small can make sense especially if you’re boondocking, looking for an array to power your campsite or are heading off grid. Had we known this was an option, or at least not overlooked it, when we arrived it would have been in our toolbox for certain.

If you need portable solar or just plain simple solar, give these portable arrays a look or even a try and see if they’ll meet your power needs for today. It’s a great way to get started!

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40 Responses to Most Efficient Solar Panel

  1. John Allen says:

    Buy American!!!!

  2. Alfred Rein says:

    Black Solar Panel 🙁  The Sun is shining –> Where are the heat going?
    To the North Pole?   Or the heat is going back into space?
    What are we doing here?

  3. TheStarlightfox says:

    useless video lol

  4. Stoney ascension says:

    You would have to be an idiot to install solar in Australia. A friend recently installed at great expense a solar system on their roof. Their first bill was cut by $200 off a $430 bill; the next bill increased to $700 which they objected too. then their next Bill increased to $1400 with the condition if they didn't pay then the mains power would be cut off. Solar sucks in Australia as does the governments. In the state of NSW a large 1400 megawatt power Station was sold to a company for $1,000,000; & in two years that company has made an operating profit of $80,000,000. Australia is quickly becoming a banana republic with the political leadership at a very low ebb. People in Australia are forced to give back to the energy companies over 2/3 of the solar they produce free. Only Donald Trump would get solar in Australia.

  5. Jim Stack says:

    Sun power is the best. They are a USA based company with factories in a few countries. Support the USA I love Sunpower.

  6. mud win says:

    bull shit

  7. romeo mikay says:

    If they stop killing inventors of free energy extracted from H2O we wouldn't even need to waste money and time on solar panels

  8. John Smith says:

    to date solar is a loser. There is absolutely no way that today's solar can pay for itself where there is existing commercial electric available.

  9. TONY LARIOS says:

    What I'd like to know is if they'll survive hurricane force winds.

  10. TaggsR85 says:

    All that great stuff definitely means a lot more expensive panel. Whoppy!!

  11. steve b says:

    FEWER panels, BITCH!! Not LESS panels.

  12. steve b says:

    Solar panels on individual houses is INCREDIBLY INEFFICIENT. Put a thousand "houses" worth on ONE lot: Get TWICE the return on the investment!!!!!

  13. Mekratrig says:

    If you have a system producing higher watts, don't you need a more expensive converter to change it to AC?

  14. hamdoon666 says:

    F*** solar panels, I came for her.

  15. Gevan Mamoj says:

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  16. Richard Kent says:

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  17. Scott S says:

    Haters are always going to hate.

  18. Adrian Swaby says:

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  19. Justin Brimer says:

    I just unsubscribed

  20. Lynn Sanders says:

    What do you do with a inverter?

  21. TowingTransport says:

    Did you know that you can use your car as a power generator if needed? I hooked up my portable jump starter with a built in power inverter to my cars battery then hooked up an extension cord to my 48" TV. There was a power outage and I was missing a football game so I came up with this solution and I was able to watch the entire game while the car was idling. Of course your inverter will have to be rated for the appliance your trying to operate.

  22. Danny Kitts says:

    those 2 panels aren't even close enough to charge that bank of batteries you showed. not possible. you need bigger stronger panels… a way better charge controller. those batteries were huge. try draining those batteries down to 45-50% and then charge them… see how long that takes.

  23. Brian Mackenzie says:

    how much did it cost

  24. Pipi says:

    Watching your videos and they answer some questions but, I am getting a little confused over the output of the solar panel ie 100 watt. You said they were 12 volt so I got that but, I did not hear what the wattage was. Can you put together a video showing the number of batteries, number of panels, and what I can run all day? You mentioned you would be upgrading so more panels means what more wattage? Not sure how wattage and running an appliance works. Thanks

  25. fernando aee says:

    Because of the high price of the electricity in Puerto Rico and the latest event I'm going on solar sistem combine with a power generator and an occasional light power from the state. But looking forward to an off the grid sistem. Your videos have help me a lot and as soon as I go with it I will make a video and send it to you. Thanks.

  26. Luke's Masonry says:

    You might consider exchanging your batteries for super capacitors. They're cheaper and will last forever.

  27. Eddie Russell says:

    I have a Degree in Renewable Energy and this book [link here>>> ] was required for the Solar Energy class. It is easy to read with good explanations. I would recommend to anyone.

  28. North Country Homestead says:

    Good vid. Hope to post my own soon as well. Your water system will be a good watch as well.

  29. klaus von Himmlisch says:

    Thanks for sharing. God bless

  30. Alice Du says:


  31. Sam Brown says:

    .   Wow! Awesome of ideas are just packed in this system [Link ]. This is cool. I've never seen such a wonder collection before. And the best part is that anybody can recondition batteries, you just need to know the tick. Thanks for making such trick available online.

  32. Stephen Jones says:

    You said you wanted to see if it was beneficial or not to do solar panels, and said it was already paying off because you used zero fuel this week. But you never stated how much fuel you were using per week. Spo what is the comparison? Did you use a gallon a week, five or ten gallons? And when you talk about fuel, do you mean gasoline, kerosene, propane, diesel, or a combination? Thanks!

  33. nick Hurley says:

    I'm a UPS technician. Newly hired, it's making me start to really like electricity. I learned a lot beyond my navy training.

  34. tanya ayala says:

    Hi im in puerto rico and have been 25 days without power .i need a o sleep with a cpap machine and a fan . Can this help me have a fan a light and my cpap

  35. joseph linares says:

    Where did you get it and how much, and how do you het the power from the battery to charge a feel phone or generator ?

  36. James Draper III says:

    If you like walkability, watch how we walk from work to our new house

  37. Dead Smoking says:

    This guy is a moron lmao

  38. DarthKryat says:

    considered one of these before myself . but basically had the same fears . its too small to do what I think it needs it to do thus wont give enough power for my needs . well thanks for the feedback on this as it means now I can take another look at what my power needs are and will this again work as it just might after all . thanks again

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