Just about everyone tires to do some sort of act to help better our environment. From the simple act of recycling, to even just putting trash where it belongs to major projects of an all green building, there are new ideas and ways to make use of renewable energy.
And who wouldn’t want to use renewable energy especially when the price of gas is so high?! So how does one do green RVing? There are some concept recreational vehicles that are zero emissions and entirely electric, but until those hit the roads we have a few idea on how to make your RV greener.
First, you can check out solar panels. These can be mounted to the roof of your RV or there are even some portable solar panel kits available too. The upfront cost can be pretty pricy, depending on what you get, however you need to look at this cost as an investment that will be paying for itself in the years to come. One very important item when you consider the solar panels is the battery bank. You can have all the solar power stored up that you would need, but if you don’t have the right battery bank then you could run into some trouble.
If you are a full-time RVer you may be able to qualify for the Solar Power Tax Credit which can help you save up to 30%. That is a pretty big credit if you ask me!
And if you’re not sure you want to go full steam ahead and install solar panels to your RV then you should consider the portable solar panels. They are pretty affordable and can help you use less of the generator and more renewable energy.
Another idea for renewable energy is a wind generator. These are not as pricy as mounted solar panels so it is a good option if budget is a concern. In addition to a lower cost, the wind generators are much easier to install as you most likely can do it yourself.
Depending on what part of the country you live, one renewable energy source may make more sense getting then another. Or you could totally green out and use both!
If you are a full-time RVer who primarily boondocks then renewable energy seems like a no brainer! For more information on solar or wind power energy stop by ExploreUSA RV Supercenter today!