About Me

Hi, I’m  Enrico and I write www.12voltsolarpanels.net to help you get info to make the transition from a full-time energy dependency to successful energy efficiency.

I started www.12voltsolarpanels.net in 2008 to help people who want to save energy using solar power or deal with the sometimes overwhelming prospect of starting a PV system.

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Faatih September 27, 2019 at 1:01 pm

I am South African from and living in Cape Town. I am in the process of converting an Opel Combo 1.4 (Small Panel Van type vehicle) into a mobile coffee shop. I am have an inverter and charger designed that will supply power from 2 deep cycle batteries to run appliances that totals 3000 watts running for 6 hours a day. I would like to use solar energy as a source to recharge the batteries. What will be my best cost effective and practical solution to achieve this objective as apposed to recharge using home electricity. What would be the best solar panels to use and what size should it be? Can panels also be fixed at home and power relayed to batteries later or must it be fixed the vehicle? Only problem with that is roof of panel van might be to small perhaps I think? Any response will be highly appreciated. Thank you.

Matt June 15, 2019 at 1:03 pm

Hi Faaitih,
I think certainly panels on your car will be impossible to practically function in order to charge your vehicle. You will need to install a solar power system at your home to offset the additional electricity demands your battery powered vehicle will require. You might want to look here if you are interested in buying the equipment and installing a basic system yourself:

Also, here are a list of companies in South Africa which do solar projects, good luck!

Supreeth October 20, 2019 at 4:05 am

Hey guys
I am trying to fuse solar panels on Cell phone,but
1.I am nt able to calculate how much energy is generated from x meter square of solar cell mounted on the surface of it.
2.Which battery would be good when I used solar cell on the mobile
3.what sort of converter would u suggest In order to bring down the size of the circuit

Steven K Ssenyonjo November 15, 2019 at 8:46 pm

Am living in Uganda, East Africa, am dealing with helping the poor communities in the rural areas where there is no electricity power. However, my organization constructed a rural clinic and have so many people in the communities with mobile phones. I want to egt them soar energy mobile phone chargers.
Please let me know where you are, how to get these chargers and the cost.

God bless you.

Steven K Ssenyonjo November 15, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Thank you so much. Am from Uganda and in need of buying solar energy mobile phone chargers for my rural communities where I do my work.
I want to know the types, costs and how quickly I can get the gadgets in Uganda.

God bless you.

izzy February 1, 2019 at 8:38 am

Hi, I have a product that is wickless candles, and they plug into the wall, they use 25-watt bulb, 20-watt bulb and 15-watt bulb, depending upon the unit. I am trying to figure out what kind of solar charging unit to get for my shows so that I can plug in 2 or 3 units or more if possible and avoid paying the astronomical power costs… Also, I would like to be able to plug the warmers into a solar unit so that I can have them on the dining table, I could hide the solar unit under a tablecloth when the dinner is going on?
Can you think of anything I could use for this? Thanks!

Kelsey March 19, 2019 at 10:25 pm

What is your experience in the area of photovoltaics?
Do you have any relevant education or technical training?
In short, how are we to know that your information is accurate and trustworthy?

Side note: in your review of solar panel kits for charging rv batteries, your grammar is occasionally pretty bad. This makes the article hard to read.

tony May 20, 2019 at 2:40 am

so glad someones workng sohard on our CO2 problem!!! we need more ppl like u!!!

Zafar Iqbal Raja July 20, 2019 at 1:39 pm

I want to charge three batteries of 12v 150~200 Ah capacity. Please help me and suggest me the pv system for the purpose.

Richard Graham October 18, 2019 at 6:13 am

I am tryiong to find out what I need in the way of panals and other materials to use at my cabin. I only have needs for a couple of lights, book shelf stereo, small TV/DVD and a bar fridge. It is only in use May to October and the panals would get about 5 hour of direct sunlight a day. I am would also like to know if you can recommend any companies to purchase from in the Toronto, Canada area.

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