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Troubleshooting solar panel systems

We are occasionally asked about troubleshooting solar panel systems on motorhomes, caravans, and boats of all kinds. As a result we have compiled a list of things you can check yourself. If you feel there is something wrong with your solar panel system, perhaps the batteries are going flat too quickly or you are not […]

20+ facts about solar panels on motorhomes, boats and caravans.

20 Facts about solar panels for your narrowboat, motorhome, yacht or caravan We have been asked a lot of questions about solar panel installations on motorhomes, boats and caravans. Here are a few of our answers: A solar panel will produce electricity on cloudy days and when the Sun is low in the sky. But […]

Motorhoming in France in 2018?

Motorhoming in France is about pretty villages and towns, wonderful food and wine, long sandy beaches, forests, mountains, winding rivers, in fact just about everything you could wish for in a holiday. It’s all on our doorstep and easy to do. It’s definitely worth trying for a week or two and I guarantee you’ll be […]

Fitting a solar panel to your caravan

Adding a semi-flexible or a portable solar panel to your caravan will enhance your holiday experience by making you independent of the mains hook up. Enjoy more freedom to roam the countryside and park up wherever suits you. Stop worrying about flat batteries! Solar panels are easy to fit and to use. But what is the best […]

The MPPT charge controller. Will it improve your solar panel system?

There has been a lot of discussion on-line about MPPT solar panel charge controllers. Will they improve the charge in your battery? Are they good value for money? We have been looking closely at the differences between PWM and MPPT charge controllers. Our special interest is in 12 volt solar panel systems, as used on motorhomes, […]

Towpath Talk and SunWorks free solar panel kit. Competition result!

The Result! Who won the free solar panel kit?? Congratulations to the lucky winner of the SunWorks 50 watt free solar panel kit. But don’t worry if you didn’t win this time! SunWorks run several competitions throughout the year so there will be more chances to win solar panels, charge controllers and other accessories for your motorhome, […]

Win this high-spec’ portable solar panel for your Motorhome, Boat or Caravan. Last few weeks of our free-to-enter competition.

We are giving away this fabulous SunWorks 50 watt portable solar panel! Perfect for charging the 12 volt batteries in your caravan, motorhome or boat. Worth nearly £200, this 50 watt solar panel has a fold out stand made from sturdy aluminium sections riveted together for strength and reliability. Simply fold out the stand and […]

Solar panel installation: A little technical help for motorhome, boat and caravan owners. Part 3

A few notes for anyone considering a solar panel installation on a motorhome, boat or caravan. We discussed the various types of solar panel installation that can be used on motorhomes, boats and caravans, in the first part of this article. In the second part we looked the most important part of your solar panel system, […]