I'd really like to mount solar
panels on my roof so I don't have to mess with setting them up or storing them inside of the trailer.
On the other hand we always camp in the shade! I realize that shade from trees will dramatically reduces the performance of solar
panels, but they've still got to provide some charging power right? How much?
My quick math tells me that 15-20 amps of charging per day should more than cover my needs in nearly every situation. So I was thinking if I put 100watt solar panel
on my roof (max output of 5.8amps) and I only average 1.5 amps or so per hour on average-while parked under the shade of trees- that should do the trick.
The problem is I don't know how much output these panels will produce in the shade, or if any useable amount at all. To be clear, I'm not talking about a partially shaded panel, I'm referring to a panel completely shaded from DIRECT sunlight by the tree canopy. Surely the indirect sunlight has to provide enough light
for the panel to have "some" output... Or so I hope.
I already have all LED lights
, a low amp draw water pump, low draw furnace
1.8amps, and low draw fans....