FAQ's - Frequently Asked QuestionsCollection:
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you make custom-sized solar panels?
A: Yes, we can work with you or your designer to make custom solar panels.
Q: Are there any potential issues with heat build-up between an RV roof and the bottom of the solar panel when mounted directly to the roof?
A: If the roof is metal, then yes. You will need insulation in between the solar panel and metal roof. We suggest using silica glue or a 1mm EVA sheet.
Q: Should I be concerned about heat gain on the interior and potential damage to the outer roof liner/skin? Any potential for moisture and mold build-up between the RV roof and the bottom of the panels?
A: No. This should not be an issue.
Q: I noticed that your spec page includes 30V solar panels in higher capacities but they are not listed for purchase. I presume that they would be used for a 24v output system, is that correct? Are these solar panels currently or soon to be available?
A: Yes our solar panels are designed for 24V output. The RUGGEDCHARGE MPPT CCU will be best suited to optimize output.
Q: Any reason why a properly sized solar panel could not be mounted to a relatively flat front hood of a truck for some additional solar output to the system?
A: A solar panel can be mounted to the front hood so long as heat from the metal hood or from the motor is not excessive (60 degrees Celsius or more). Some of our customers have mounted the solar panel to a tractor truck roof spoiler.
Q: Are the solar panels walkable (possibly with some temporary protection?) for roof cleaning and roof maintenance, or must you plan for standing space? Any photos or drawings of the frame and bottom to understand mounting and placement options?
A: Yes, you can walk on our solar panels smoothly with no hard shoes (soft rubber soles or remove shoes and wear socks). With harder shoes (like work boots), you should place a 10mm foam protection sheet on the top panel. Recommended to limit walking in order to avoid any unintended damage. Walking on solar panels should be done in cooler temperatures and not under full sun or when the ambient temperature is above 30 Degrees C. Greater care should be taken during higher temperatures as the surface of the panel will become softer but will remain durable and "self-heal" from any dents, but will not recover from cuts or gouges.
Q: Can your solar panels be picked up directly at the warehouse in Texas or New Jersey?
A: We can make exceptions but generally, we would prefer to ship the panels to your location. As we build our fulfillment network, we will try to be more flexible (like our solar panels).
Q: Are you working with or recommending any solar system integrators for associated power management equipment and installation.
A: Not at this time but we are always looking for new partners.