Buyer Guides

We have developed buyer guides to assist in your decision making regarding your solar choices.  

Please feel free to contact us with feedback or further questions you may have.

 

 

With so much information available regarding lightweight solar options it can become confusing and time-consuming to ascertain what is accurate, what is misleading or what is even detrimental to th...

How to buy the best lightweight, flexible solar panels for a caravan or boat? You want your purchase to meet your expectations...

The top three brands of lightweight, flexible solar panels all have the following in common: Quality, high-grade cells; Tough textured surface; superior...

How are solar cells graded? Just like chicken eggs, solar cells are created by a process where no two cells are exactly identical. Consequently, just like eggs, a solar...

Standard test conditions (STC) To enable comparisons between different panels, the performance of all panels are specified against a set of conditions used industry-wide called Standard...

Why the confusion? People often get confused with the amps on SunPower panels as the amps is the same on all panels rated between 85W and 150W. People a...

Don't be fooled by deceptive flexible solar panel warranty claims. It is not uncommon for seller of flexible solar panel to claim their panels have a 10 or 25 year warr...

The key things you need: Reliable, quality products; The best value for money; Honest, accurate advice; Genuine warranty and after sales supp...

Not keen on products made in China? Here are 5 things you may not know about products made in China…. and it’s not all bad!...

In line with our continued commitment to quality, our own RADpower brand flexible panels now have a top layer of ETFE. There are multiple advantages to utilising thi...

An overview of solar power for mobile applications Why have solar on your caravan, boat or other RV? The biggest ...

How much electricity do you use...

Solar Power Estimate Calculator (SPEC) for caravans and other RVs This questionnaire helps you identify what combination of solar power products best suits your specific circumstances a...

When calculating what size solar power system you need to install you need to consider how many watts your appliances use and how long you use them for. ...

What is the difference between Power and Energy? To determine what solar system will meet your needs you will need to know how...

When buying solar panels use this checklist to ensure that you have all the components you need for installation and effective operation of your system. ...

Why do you need a solar charge controller A solar charge controller (frequently called regulator) is similar to a regular battery charger, i.e. it regulates the current...

The lifespan of the factory fitted solar panel on Kimberley Karavans has proven to be unacceptably short. Even though we did not supply Kimberley Karavans with s...

The questions below have been grouped into similar themes. Click on the question and the answer will appear. To make an answer disappear click ...

When do I need an inverter? Having an inverter means you can use your 240V appliances even if you do not have access to mains power. The inverter ...