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Solar Power - worth it?

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Some benefits... even if you only camp with electric hook up.

With renewable energy being so important these days and solar farms popping up all over, we at Go-Pods believe that ALL caravans should take advantage of their large, vacant roof spaces by adding built in solar panels. After all, all caravans have a leisure battery that needs to be charged and keeping it topped up continuously helps maintain it in great condition.

Solar Panel 90WIt’s quite common in the height of summer to find that campsites in the area you’d like to visit, have no pitches remaining with electric hook up. The increased seasonal demand means those pitches have all been taken and that's very disappointing.

However, they often have pitches remaining without electric hook up, so why not take one of those, get in to your favoured campsite, use all their other amenities and run your Go-Pod happily from the onboard 12V battery and gas.

Solar power is a great way to keep your battery topped up at these times and a further benefit is that pitches without hook up are cheaper, so the solar panel actually saves you money here!

Typically a non-electric pitch in the high season can save you around £50 per week, so many campers choose this option as their first preference.

We have two options of Solar Panel to offer as an upgrade, (60W or 90W), and they will even produce electricity for your Go-Pod on cloudy days.

Ultra thin and fitted to the pop-top, our solar option is unobtrusive and works in the background without you having to do anything.

Solar panels can be retro-fitted in our Lancashire workshops. For more information please click here.

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  1. Laurence Christie

    Can it be retro fitted. For example, at the first service after one year? Go-Pods answer: Hi Laurence - yes it can be fitted in our workshop at a later date.

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