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How to Design and Install Solar on a Camper Van

New here? Welcome! This blog post houses all of our DIY solar and electrical tutorials for campers, vans, truck campers, and RVs.

Been here before? Welcome back. The page has a new look. There was SO much information here it was getting messy, so the topics have been broken up into individual topics so they are easier to find and gives a better user experience.

Our interactive solar wiring diagrams have been a real hit, but most of you want to know more about the ‘why’ behind the interactive diagrams. Perhaps you’re building something completely off the wall and are looking for some more, general learning about solar and mobile solar systems. You’re in the right place!

Keep reading to see our step-by-step guide for how to install a mobile solar and electrical system in a camper, van, truck camper, or RV.

DIY Camper Solar System Guide

This DIY Camper Solar System Guide is a multi step, complete educational series that by the end, you will know what all of the parts of a solar system do, how they work together, what you'll need for YOUR specific system, and what to expect during the build. These lessons go in order so I recommend starting from the top.


jenny DUNN

Friday 10th of December 2021

Thanks for all your free info. Really helpful and kind of you. Jen

Varghese Eyadiel

Thursday 2nd of December 2021

All I can say is you guys are awesome! Thanks for all the great information, especially on van power/electricity.

David Campbell

Friday 30th of July 2021

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julia

Wednesday 28th of July 2021

Hey! Do the solar panels need to be grounded up on the roof? I'm seeing conflicting advice online. Thanks!

David

Friday 23rd of July 2021

What Solar charge controller should I get, for two 100W 18V solar panels. Used to charge 12v battery on travel trailer.