Solar Panels for Mobile Homes

Solar panels are an effective way to generate electricity for your mobile home without harming the environment. Because of consumers' increased emphasis on environmental responsibility, manufacturers have designed several different solar panels specifically for use on mobile homes and marine craft. While a solar panel might seem expensive at first, the money you can save over time can more than compensate for the initial costs.

Sunsei SE-4000 65-Watt 16.5-Volt Solar Panel Generator 25038

Solar panels are a great way to reduce your impact on the environment.

The Sunsei SE-4000 65-Watt 165-Volt Solar Panel Generator is a proven compact solar panel.  Sunsei engineered out many of the disadvantages inherent to solar devices--such as only providing electricity during the day. Now the Sunsei has the ability to charge multiple batteries at the same time.  Its compact size makes it a good source of backup power for mobile homes, and it will reliably generate 65 watts during daylight. It's price as of October 27, 2010 is $69999. 

325W RV Marine Mobile Solar Panel System Kit w/ Battery

The 325W RV Marine Mobile Solar Panel System Kit w/ Battery produces up to 325 watts in five hours of sunshine with an 85 watt solar panel.  It is a more powerful model than the Sunsei, but it's also more expensive. Its price as of October 27, 2010 is $75525. 

GP-RV-110 RV Sola Panel Kit

The GP-RV-110 RV Sola Panel Kit offers a 110 watt solar panel.  It is rather large at 624 inches long by 257 inches wide, by 138 inches high, but its efficient design gives it more output per inch than competing models. Its price as of October 27, 2010 is $71500. 

Tax Credits

The government has extended to 2017 the tax credits offered for purchasing renewable energy appliances as part of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act.  The federal tax credit is equal to 30 percent of the cost of your solar system, and additional state-based tax credits may also apply.

About the Author

Mike Thurau has written for his college newspaper since 2009. He has written editorials and freelance articles for the "BG News" and Cleveland's "Plain Dealer." He is currently enrolled in Bowling Green State University studying political economy.