Renewable energy, including solar energy, has become a key source of power in modern times. New technology makes it easier, cheaper and more efficient to use solar energy in many aspects of our lives. One of these ways is by using solar energy while camping. Here are some awesome reasons why you should make your camper solar.
It’s More Energy Efficient
Instead of needing to rely on a generator or your car’s engine, or going without power at all, solar energy can be an excellent alternative. It is more energy efficient and you will get more power out of a few solar panels for less. Be sure you understand just how much energy your camper needs so you can buy the right amount of solar panels for your individual vehicle.
It’s Better For The Environment
Solar power is green energy. If you are a serious camper, you likely appreciate the natural world, are more environmentally-conscious and want to do what you can to preserve the world you enjoy spending so much time in. Solar energy does not require fossil fuels to produce it, making it a truly environmentally-friendly source of energy. You can even show off your solar panels to other campers and encourage them to make the same modifications to their own vehicles.
It Saves You Money
While solar panels may cost more upfront, they are significant cost-savers in the long-run. You won’t be running your vehicle or generator as much, which both require gasoline. With gas prices as high as they are, solar energy is often much cheaper in addition to its other benefits. Your solar panels will quickly earn back the cost you paid for them in energy savings.
It’s More Convenient
Relying on solar power can be more convenient than trying to deal with a generator or needing to keep your vehicle running. It’s certainly more convenient than going without power at all. It is fairly easy to buy RV solar panel kits and then affix them to your camper. Solar panels to power your camper are not the only solar energy product that can make camping more convenient – there are dedicated solar-powered mobile phone chargers too.
There are a number of reasons to make your camper greener, and adding solar panels is one of the best options you have. Consider joining the growing green energy movement among fellow campers. You can camp in the sun knowing you’ve done your part to protect the environment you love spending so much time in.
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Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her 3-year-old husky Snowball. Twitter: @LizzieWeakley Facebook: facebook.com/lizzie.weakley