Independent with solar power from SOLARA
Solar systems for campers, vans and panel vans
- Free and flexible with solar panels by SOLARA
- Self-built solar system (DIY) – Sascha & Franni
- Mobile solar module for campers – use explained simply
- Cool video – explains how to assemble a solar system
- Satisfied with SOLARA since 2001 – Experience Report
- Solar Pothole Rondeo 2018 – Experience Report
- A short a real dialogue between a camper and SOLARA
Free and flexible with solar panels by SOLARA
On the road in your camper you can drift away and drive where ever you want. Even in the deepest wild without any connection to the grid thanks to SOLARA-modules you don’t have to give up your stable power source. The drink in the evening, whether beer or white wine, is definitely well chilled – the photovoltaic modules on top of your mobil home will take care of that.
With our SOLARA-modules for your camper you get
- Proven solar technology for over 20 years – Made in Germany
- Top material quality – excellent workmanship – with long-term guarantees
- Particularly high electricity yields e.g. with back-contact high-tech solar cells with optimal low-light performance (even under diffuse light)
- Tested under the toughest conditions and passed every test!
- Matching charge controllers and inverters from premium manufacturers with a 5-year guarantee
- Service whenever you need us – test us!
Sascha u Franni – Solar system self-built with lots of fun (DIY) for a fantastic trip!
Self-sufficient supply of solar power from SOLARA solar modules
we would like to thank you once again for your kind support. We have already been able to test them and are very satisfied.
Here are a few impressions of our installation of the solar system and our trip with the SOLARA solar modules.
Sascha and Franni
The SOLARA solar system consists of:
- 1 x Solara Special-Profi Pack 03 with 240 Watt and Victron MPPT 100/20 with Bluetooth for display, (2 x 120 Watt on 1250x550x35mm), Made in Germany, 5 years product guarantee
This supplies the following with power:
- 2x mobile phones
- 2x laptop (inverter)
- 2x cameras
- light (ceiling light etc)
- water pump (outdoor shower)
Mobile solar module for campers – use explained simply
Bernhard Reitmeier: “When I saw it for the first time in the Freistaat camping shop in Sulzemoos, I immediately knew how useful this solar module would be”.
Bernhard Reitmeier has tested a solar module and created a short and a somewhat longer explanatory video about the mobile DCsolar Power Move solar module. These two videos explain the use, advantages and applications of the mobile solar system in a way that everyone can understand. DCsolar is a brand of SOLARA GmbH. (videos only available in German)
Short explanatory video about the use of the “Power Move” mobile solar module
Detailed explanation of the use of the “Power Move” mobile solar module
Satisfied with SOLARA’s light and flat solar module on my camper since 2001
Solar for over 17 years and 350,000 kilometres with two adhesive, lightweight and flat solar modules from SOLARA trouble-free and maintenance-free across Europe – long-term test under the toughest conditions.
“Since my first steps in life I have been taking holidays in this family bus with solar power. The solar panels were already mounted on the bus by my parents in 2001. To this day, the solar panels work perfectly. Whether in the North Cape or in Sicily, the solar panels have always reliably supplied us with energy, or electricity.
Last year I took over the camper from my parents and the solar panels still provide me with the best services, or solar power. They have now been running for 17 years and 350000 kilometres across Europe without any problems or maintenance.
Now I would like to expand my 100Wp solar system, as I need more solar power. Of course I have chosen SOLARA again. I am already looking forward to the mobile solar panel to be able to camp autonomously for even longer.”
Yours sincerely, Thomas Kees
With Solar Pothole Rodeo 2018 – Experience Report Team #106 Bullivers Travels and SOLARA Solar System
Autorally from Austria with a VW bus and solar system on the roof via Hungary, Carpathians, Moldova to the Black Sea. Back with sufficient solar power via Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia with the destination Split.
On Saturday, 7.7.2018, after a long time of preparation, the time had finally come: We started our Balkan adventure “Pothole Rodeo” in the morning at the Seiersberg Shopping City in Graz with our orange VW T3 “Bulliver” (built 1982, 50 hp, top speed: 90 km/h downhill) together with 150 other scrap car teams. Destination of our 1st stage was the second-largest city in Serbia, Novi Sad. We crossed Hungary in the direction of Croatia, and after a short transit, we headed for Serbia. At the Serbian border, we were immediately searched thoroughly, but reached Novi Sad in the evening without any problems. The Danube metropolis welcomed us gloomy and rainy and so we ended the evening with a nice dinner.
Solar power makes it possible to have enough electricity on the road. Always full batteries even far from home with solar power. A solar module charges the battery with a SOLARA charge controller even under the toughest conditions.
On the 2nd day, we started early: we rushed to finish the day’s challenge of the first day (to find out the cubic capacity of all 150 participating team carts) and handed over our results to the judge, who immediately presented us with the challenge of our 2nd stage: In an envelope, we received 3 Romanian Leu (approx. 0,60 €). For this, we were supposed to get as many different fruits as possible from our trusted fruit and/or vegetable dealer. We headed towards the north-east. Shortly after Timisoara, it started pouring rain and it did not take long until a Romanian car disassembled its vehicle in front of us. When we stopped to help, our van showed its first weaknesses: Due to the overloading (blower, windscreen wipers, hazard lights etc.), the V-belt stopped working and we had to rescue ourselves with difficulty on the roadside. In heavy rain, we changed the belt and drove to the next stop to dry ourselves. Because of the lost time and the remaining long-distance we chose the shortest way from here. Sighisoara (or Sighisoara) is the birthplace of Count Dracula and a romantically nooks and crannies town, which certainly hasn’t seen us the last time. :) :)
The 3rd day of our Balkan adventure started rainily. We set off in the direction of Moldova, where we were greeted by original Moldavian potholes after a long wait at the border. Exactly like this, we had imagined the Balkans! ;) The day lasted a long time, as we (Day-Challenge 3) brought school supplies and toys for a childcare facility of the organisation ora. But the joy of the carers made up for all the potholes in no time. :) Late in the evening we arrived in Chisinau and therefore could only see the Moldavian capital at night.
Solar power systems with top test results make electricity on the go. Mobile technology for charged batteries. Charge with solar power without a mains connection. A solar module is simply installed and charges the battery with a charge controller from SOLARA.
We planned our 4th stage based on our latest insights regarding the Moldavian road quality in such a way that we left the country on the fastest way to the west again to get on the good old Romanian country roads. We passed countless families on horse-drawn carts, all of them waving to us and happy to take a picture of them. Early in the evening we finally reached the Black Sea, more precisely Constanta, our most easterly destination in the past 8 days, where we immediately jumped in the cold water. In the evening we dutifully fulfilled our daily routine – drinking with locals – and were invited by our new Romanian friends to several regional spirits ;)
We have always had solar power. Our solar system for extreme travel best test results made power on the go. Mobile solar technology have always ensured charged batteries. Charging with solar panel is great!
The final stage on day 8 led us through Bosnia to the beautiful Croatian city of Split, where we crossed the finish line and received our certificates. The longest stage of our journey, 750 kilometres, was finally our way home to beautiful Upper Austria. According to the motto “Slow but steady”, we were never the first to reach the destinations, but the other teams were always happy to see our orange van finally crawling up the mountain 😉 But: It’s a Rally, not a Race.
Our conclusion: A brilliant adventure holiday with incredible experiences, places and people! And who knows, maybe we will start again next year when the search for the last potholes of Europe continues… 🙂
Best regards from Team #106 Bullivers Reisen! Lukas, Stefanie, Christian and Daniel
This is how a solar power plant works
Are you interested in the idea of covering the power needs of your motorhome or camper in the future with a solar power system? Then you have come to the right place. With our simple guide you will get step by step to the optimal solar power system, which is ideally adjusted to your individual power consumption.