Fangrandpa and I were asked to review the 50 watt portable solar module, On The Go Solar Panel from Anywhere Solar. This solar panel arrived in pieces that we had to assemble. It has four interlocking panels that snap to together, then attach to the legs. The included cord has aligator clips that attach to your auxillary battery.
This portable solar panel is lightweight, weighing in at under 10 pounds. When disassembled it takes up very little space. It comes with a storage bag so you can put it under the bed, in the closet, or in the back of your pickup truck and not have to worry about losing pieces of it when traveling with it. The shatterproof panels are extremely durable and scratch resistant.
We set this solar panel up in our backyard in Georgia in late December, and connected it to our travel trailer battery. It only took Fabgrandpa about thirty minutes to put it together. We then set the thermometer on the furnace at 55 degrees, and unplugged the shore power. On sunny days the panel gathered enough solar engery to recharge the battery enough to run the furnace all night when temperatures were in the low 40′s. It would be an excellent setup to use in campgrounds where no electric hookups are available, such as the campground at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
The kit retails for about $279, and includes:
Four SS-2406 Anywhere Solar panels giving you a 50 watt, 12 volt system to charge your batteries
Two bracing rods for structure and support
Extension cables for connection to batteries up to 16 feet away
One charge controller to safely charge your batteries
A versatile stand for easy set-up
- One durable carrying bag for easy transport and storage
The only thing we didn’t like about this kit was that the instruction booklet was not very clearly worded, and the print was way too small for us to read without a magnifying glass.
For more information, visit their webiste, or their Ebay Store.