Solar Power Solutions for Defence Vehicles and Equipment

Enhancing Energy Efficiency and Stealth in Military Operations

Land and water-based military vehicles and equipment rely on stored energy systems to power their control systems. Unobtrusive, low-profile, and robust solar panels offer a reliable way to charge vehicle and equipment battery systems, supporting navigation and communications equipment while mitigating the use of noisy generators and the electricity grid.


  • Assault vehicles
  • Ambulance vehicles
  • Cargo trucks
  • Armoured vehicles
  • Personnel carriers
  • Surveillance and reconnaissance vehicles
  • All-terrain vehicles
  • Cargo cranes
  • Marine support vessels
  • Marine patrol vessels
  • Marine evacuation systems
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Robotic targets

Solar 4 RVs founder and co-owner Phil Chapallaz has extensive experience in the defence industry through his career at BAE Systems, where he was involved in system design and engineering management for a range of defence and commercial projects. These projects included unmanned aerial vehicles, exercise mines, and communications systems.

Phil served as Project Manager for the JORN (Jindalee Over-the-horizon Radar Network) Project and Integration Manager for the Australian Navy Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Project. The LHD project provided the largest vessels ever operated by the Royal Australian Navy to upgrade the navy's amphibious fleet. Read Phil's biography here.

Military vehicles benefit from solar Solar power for military vehicles Military land and sea equipment can be powered with solar