BTW, if you click on the pictures they both enlarge and rotate so you dont have to turn your head.
They sure have, Home Depot recently had a 160watt panel from Grape Solar for $199, it's amazing how cheap they can be had these days.Sailing_Faith said:I cant believe how much the prices have come down! It will go over the front seats on a mount hard mounted to the roof.
It is a little early to tell exactly how much difference I will see in the interior temperature, but yes I like it. There was a thread where I discussed this and our resident mad scientist (Lumpy) actually took his IR thermometer out on a sunny day and measured the read numbers.... so yes, I know there will be a significant difference... just not sure how significant. I knew that I would like the look, as others did some great photoshop work for me...Ksmith said:Hey, off topic, do you like the white roof? I'm thinking of doing this to my wife's black Astro. It sits so high, if I paint the perimeter black and the center white, I think it would look good. Does it make any difference on heat in the van?
What refrigerator are you using? I have had three Engles (sold off the other two)... they are great and don't use much power.doogaloo said:Flexible solar panel held down with magnets. C-Tech charge controller. Keeps the refrigerator running 24/7. 100W panel.
I guess if you live in constant cloud cover or a cave. A charging battery is certainly warmer than one not charging. Aim the panel at the sun and it will be more efficient than summertime.MechBob said:"Everyone should have a panel on their roof." Gotta disagree. While good for those in warm areas, not so good where the batteries get cold.