If you require reliable power at a specific location, a 160w fixed solar panel is ideal as it doesn't require movement. You can mount it on a building or a suitable vehicle. When placed on a vehicle, it generates power while you're driving, or you can park in a good location without worrying about obstruction. It's best to combine it with a suitable lithium battery, as this combination provides enough power to run most camping equipment or even some power tools.
Installing a solar system at your campsite can enhance your holiday experience by providing access to familiar home comforts. With a 160w fixed solar panel, you can power a few lights with ease by parking your vehicle in a sunny spot. Mounting the solar panels on the roof of your car is a relatively simple task, as long as you have the right equipment. These panels can also be attached to caravans and other objects with a sturdy, flat roof. They come fully assembled and require minimal setup.
Is a fixed solar panel useful?
There are various applications for a fixed solar panel. It can be used to provide power to an outbuilding on your property or be connected to your vehicle to charge batteries for future use. Typically, the wattage indicated on solar panels represents the amount of power they can generate in an hour of high-quality sunlight. This means that a 160w solar panel can produce 160w of power within an hour. Although light availability and intensity may fluctuate depending on your location and the time of year, you can anticipate approximately seven hours of good energy-generating sunlight daily. Using a 160w solar panel in a 12v system that generates 1120w during the day, you can expect to obtain about 93Ah of power daily, which is sufficient to recharge a 100Ah lithium battery. The precise amount of energy required at any given location will naturally depend on your day or night usage needs.