18th Sep 2022

So, you’ve finally completed your van build/conversion for your next camping adventure but are looking to implement solar power to stay self-sufficient when away from civilization. Never fear because we here at Newpowa have you covered! In this article, we’ll be sharing some product recommendations suitable for your van.

Van camping is probably one of the easiest ways to enjoy and explore the outdoors, while having all your essentials self-contained in one area or vehicle, making it easier and a more user-friendly experience. Let’s discuss some of the products we recommend and go through a usage scenario for each of them. The first of which of course, is a solar panel. We recommend a 100W 12V Monocrystalline Solar Panel as it's one of the most commonly used rigid panels for van conversions. A good usage scenario for this is when you want to passively power smaller appliances when at camp, which ultimately eliminates the need to run your engine or start a gas generator and avoids contaminating your campsite with noise and pollution.

100W 12V Monocrystalline Solar Panel


Newpowa's 100W 12V Monocrystalline High-efficiency Solar Panel is ideal for bringing power to applications when away from the grid. It is commonly used in RV, marine, gate opener, boat, camping, and many other off-grid applications. Refreshed Design -- Reduction in…  read more

It’s important to note that you will also need a couple of other products to connect with your panels, to get the most out of using a solar system. With that being said, the next couple of products we recommend is our Frigate 40A MPPT Charge Controller, as well as our 1200W Powall Inverter. These two products are customer favorites when it comes to van conversions because they’re all you need to become self-sufficient when van camping off the grid. A common usage scenario for these two products is when you want to add a couple of charging points for your electronic devices such as phones, laptops, electric stoves, and even small refrigerators.

Frigate 40A MPPT Solar Charge Controller


Newpowa's Frigate 40A Solar Charge Controller with Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) technology maintains compatibility with 12 and 24V systems. With up to 98% charge conversion efficiency, it ensures maximum power point solar charging that gets more energy to your…   read more

POWALL 1200W Pure Sine Wave Inverter with remote control


DNewpowa 1200W Pure Sine Wave Inverter: 1200 Watt Continuous Output and 2400 Watt Surge Power, more powerful than 1000 Watt inverter, DC 12V input, featuring 4x AC outlets, 1x USB port, 2 x low noise ventilation fans, and 1x remote control. It can convert vehicle power to useable home AC and…   read more

Now that we’ve talked about permanent mounting solar options, let’s talk about the portable options available. For those minimalists that love to camp, don’t worry because we have you covered! We understand that not everyone wants the added hassle of installing an entire solar system, or drilling holes in their roofs, which is why we have a 700W Portable Solar Generator, capable of powering electric grills, small appliances, electronics and so much more for an extended period. What makes this an ideal product is that it’s compact and convenient for those not wanting an entire solar setup, making it the perfect go-to for any avid outdoorsman.

700W Lithium Pro Portable Solar Generator


Newpowa's 700W Lithium Pro Portable Solar Generator is a compact, plug-and-play source of renewable, portable power for your travel/outdoor adventures. It is completely mobile and produces safe, clean power for all your on-the-move activities. Key Features High-efficiency Battery: Built-in…   read more

Lastly, we have our Flickering String Lights, which make a nice addition to any campsite. Charge their batteries using solar or hook them up directly to a portable generator or an inverter to instantly light up your campsite.

Newpowa Solar Powered Flickering Flame String Lights


Newpowa's 6-flickering torch string lights bring the perfect soft oode enhancing glow, perfect for your parties, garden and patio décor. This kit features bright dancing "flame like" lights-- which are the safe alternative to real flames (perfect for your…   read more

Van Camping has been around for a significant amount of time and is not new to adventurers who partake in the activity. However, what is new is the implementation of solar capabilities on Vans.

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