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How Solar Power Can Transform Your Camping Experience

15 Mar How Solar Power Can Transform Your Camping Experience

Solar power is soon to become the defining power source, and it is said that the sun provides enough energy to power everything we need, and a lot more, and with an estimated 500 million years of life left, the sun can provide all our energy needs for an infinite amount of time. While the solar rays have always contained energy, we have only recently been able to create panels that transform the solar energy into usable power, which can then be stored in a battery. If you happen to live in Australia, you’ll no doubt love camping, and with more sunshine than we know what to do with, equipping your RV or campervan with some panels and a deep cycle battery is the perfect way to generate clean and renewable power to run the many appliances we have come to rely on.

Solar Panel Development

Early versions of the solar panel were indeed bulky, and weighing in at around 25kg, they weren’t exactly portable, yet the latest generation of solar panels actually come in mat form, and weighs about one third of its solid predecessor. This is the perfect way to provide all the power you need when camping, and Korr Lighting have the AGM deep cycle battery for sale you need in order to store all that energy. This combination is really all you need today, and with highly efficient solar panels that can draw energy even on a cloudy day, you have a year round power supply, which couldn’t be cleaner. Eco-friendly campers will really appreciate that their requirements are not causing more damage to the environment, and using solar energy dramatically reduces your carbon footprint.

Deep Cycle Battery Power

If you own an RV or motorhome, you will no doubt have a dual battery system on the vehicle, and the deep cycle battery can be used to store the sun’s energy that the solar mat transfers, giving you a continuous energy supply to run your unit. You can finally put that generator up for sale, and by investing in a state of the art deep cycle battery and a few solar mats, your power needs are taken care of, wherever you wish to go.

Deep Discharge Batteries

The car battery is designed to provide short bursts of energy, which is enough to turn the engine and allow ignition to happen, and the battery does not have to provide a deep discharge, whereas a deep cycle battery is designed to be deeply discharged on a regular basis, and by recharging at specific levels of discharge, you can optimise the life of the battery, and it continue to deliver for a long time. Ideally, one would discharge 45-75% before charging, and by following the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding correct product care, the unit will provide you will all your power needs. If you would like a more detailed description of a deep cycle battery, there is an informative article that clearly highlights the benefits and also the potential applications.


Camping will never be the same, and you can feel good in the knowledge that you are no longer a part of the environment pollution, but are in fact, part of the solution.


  • Iuliana Marchian
    Posted at 02:49h, 27 March Reply

    I am a lover of camping and I’ve been camping for more than 20 years. But the modern technologies has transformed camping in a luxurious experience nowadays. Solar power seems so romantic yet useful and eco. I can’t wait fro spring to come and grab my tent for a hike in the mountains.

  • Chantell
    Posted at 05:53h, 27 March Reply

    My face lit up when I read the title of this article. And then I laughed out loud when you mentioned that people from Australia generally love camping. For me, it’s been a part of my life so it’s strange when I meet people that have never been or don’t totally LOVE it! I love the idea of going solar for camping and will definitely be keeping this in mind when I go back to Oz later this year.

  • Claire Summers
    Posted at 12:48h, 27 March Reply

    I’m a huge fan of camping. Beleive it or not I used to camp most weekends in the UK….even in the rain haha. I must admit the camping is much better in Latin America where I’ve been traveling. I’m going to look into some soler power gadgets to take on my next trip!

  • candy
    Posted at 17:51h, 27 March Reply

    This is amazing. Although I am not a camper, I can see uses for this in other places. It’s so much better to have this over a generator. Happy to hear the solar panels draw energy on cloudy days! That is one thing I always worry about when it comes to solar panels.

  • Stella Jane
    Posted at 19:53h, 27 March Reply

    This was a clear and well-organized post. I love camping, but I can basically never go because I don’t know how to drive. So I haven’t been since I was a kid. But most people who camp care about nature, so it makes sense that they would want to do it in the most eco-friendly way possible.

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