How to Use a Solar Panel for Camping

When on a trip, we might wonder: how to use a solar panel for camping? Solar panels are a clean and convenient way to convert sunlight into energy. They are especially convenient when on a camping trip, as power sources are not always available. 

Are you using a solar panel for a tent? A camper maybe? Whatever you may need them for, we will cover both in this article.

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How to Use a Solar Panel for Camping

No matter what you need a solar panel for, you will need 2 things: a battery and the solar panel itself. This will apply to both situations that we will discuss.

Solar Panel for Tent Camping

What kind of solar panel can you use for camping? We will show you a budget friendly option and then a more premium setup.

The Budget Friendly Setup:

This setup is perfect for both the solo camper and the adventurous backpacker. The portable charger will ensure that you always have a stored source of power, while the Neckteck Solar Charger will keep it charged the whole time. 

The Neckteck 21W Solar Charger includes riveted holes with 2 carabiners to easily hang the solar panel. You can either hang this outside of your tent, or on your backpack. An added bonus is that this solar panel is completely waterproof. So you will have nothing to worry about if you accidentally leave it in the rain.

The Anker Portable Charger can hold enough power to charge most phones more than 2 times.

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The Premium Setup

If you want to be able to store much more power, then this bundle is for you. The Jackery Solar Generator and Backup Battery Combo will have enough power for the whole family.  Not to mention, you will get a much faster charge with this panel. This combo is great not only for camping, but even in emergency situations. You can plug in a variety of things as there is an AC outlet, a 12v car outlet, and 2 USB-A ports for your smart devices.

You can buy it from Amazon by visiting one of the following links:

Solar Panel for RV Camping

The Budget Friendly Setup:

This kit includes everything you need to get your solar panel up and running. It includes a 100Ah 12V Sealed Lead-Acid Battery, power inverter included, charge controller, mounting brackets and 6, 100w solar panels.

This is a complete solution to get you going with a solar panel system. The kit includes everything you need to get started for an RV. The 100Ah 12V sealed lead-acid battery is perfect for this kit because it is powerful enough to store the energy from the sun and supply power for many hours of use. The power inverter converts electricity from a DC current to an AC current which is used by most appliances in your RV. The charge controller regulates the flow of electricity from the solar panels to the battery so that you can use as much or as little electricity as desired without overcharging your battery.

This kit is even great for your home, if you ever want to go that route.

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The Premium Setup:

The ECO-WORTHY 600W 24V Solar panel kit comes with six 100W panels to provide you with enough power to run your refrigerator, lights and other appliances. The kit also includes a 160A charge controller, two 100Ah batteries and a 1500W pure sine wave inverter.

The kit also comes with a solar panel, mounting brackets, cables, and a controller. The solar panel can be mounted on the roof of your house or any other place where it will get sun exposure. The solar panel has a rating of 2.4kWh which is enough to generate electricity for lights in the house or charge your devices without an issue.

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How to Use a Solar Panel for Camping Conclusion

A solar panel is almost a necessity in most camping situations. We hope that these suggestions were useful for you. Check out another one of our useful camping guides by going here.