Anyone who’s spent more than a bit of time off-grid knows that to live comfortably you need power, and a great way to get endless power while living and working remotely is through solar. There’s something about being in the middle of nowhere, putting the 12v solar panels out and being powered purely by the sun. We caught up with travel photographer, Dan Kiritsis to find out how portable solar panels allow him to work off-grid.
Getting off grid is one of the most exciting, rewarding, and best ways to camp when exploring the country. Well, that’s life, according to Four Hands in a Tin Can. They walked us through their recent REDARC solar panel upgrade, a system they couldn’t live without.
For many people, vanlife means a sense of freedom, of escaping the city and confines of daily life and following the road as far as it can take them, then further again. Because of this, for many van owners, they want to be able to power all the comforts of home while getting as far off grid as possible.
We all love a camping trip, whether it’s getting away for the weekend with the family or testing your truck out on some tough 4WD tracks. But sometimes a quick camping trip is not enough, and to truly get off grid you're going to need a reliable 12V setup.
Solar power has never been more popular in overlanding setups as travellers endeavour to get as much power as possible to charge up their batteries and run all those camping essentials and luxuries. To run an efficient solar setup there are a range of components that need to be present and working, we’re here to run you through the basics to get your solar setup up and running.