Classic

8/4/17 – 2018 Airstream Classic, 33’

This is the most solar power we have ever installed on an Airstream.  Our client will be able to run their residential refrigerator and even an air conditioner for a few hours at a time.  This is the gold standard for an Airstream power system upgrade and the artistry and technical know-how demonstrated on this job are why AM Solar is typically booked out four months in advance.

Equipment Added:  9x SP100 Solar Panel Kits 1x 600Ah Signature Lithium Battery Bank 1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 85A Charge Controller Core 1x 3000VA Victron MultiPlus Inverter/Charger Kit 1x Roof Combiner Box

Equipment Added:
9x SP100 Solar Panel Kits
1x 600Ah Signature Lithium Battery Bank
1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 85A Charge Controller Core
1x 3000VA Victron MultiPlus Inverter/Charger Kit
1x Roof Combiner Box

Lithium batteries and Inverter

Lithium batteries and Inverter

BMS

BMS

4/19/2017 2017 Airstream Classic 31'

The narrow dimensions of our SP100 solar panels make them ideal for the curved roofs of Airstreams.  Our adjustable mounting feet allow clients choose if they want the panels mounted level or following the contours of the roof.  We replaced the Airstream factory charger with a Progressive Dynamics PD9260 for more gentle treatment of the batteries, which increases their lifespan.  At 600W, this is one of the largest solar arrays we have installed on an Airstream.

Equipment Added:  6x SP100 Solar Panel Kits 1x Roof C-Box 1x Sun Runner Signature MPPT 40A System Core 1x Progressive Dynamics PD9260 Charger

Equipment Added:
6x SP100 Solar Panel Kits
1x Roof C-Box
1x Sun Runner Signature MPPT 40A System Core
1x Progressive Dynamics PD9260 Charger

600W of solar panels

600W of solar panels

System monitor

System monitor

Blue Sky 3024iL charge controller

Blue Sky 3024iL charge controller

6/17/2016 - 1995 Airstream Classic, 30'

This rig came to us with two functioning 65W panels and a low-end charge controller.  They wanted more power.  We added two of our 100W solar panels and combined them all in a roof mount c-box.  Instead of penetrating the roof under the c-box, we routed the cables down the refrigerator vent.  Because of the two different panel types, with different voltages, we went with a PWM replacement charge controller and added a battery monitor.  (MPPT controllers don’t do well with mixed panels).  We also added a USB outlet for portable device charging.

Equipment Added: 2x   SF100 Panels  1x  Roof C-Box  1x  Bogart Solar Charger (SC2030)  1x  Tri-Metric 2030A and Harness Kit  1x  Mini On/Off Switch  1x 30A DC Circuit Breaker 1x 12V/USB Outlet   

Equipment Added:
2x  SF100 Panels
1x Roof C-Box
1x Bogart Solar Charger (SC2030)
1x Tri-Metric 2030A and Harness Kit
1x Mini On/Off Switch
1x 30A DC Circuit Breaker
1x 12V/USB Outlet

 

Combiner box detail: The cables on the bottom are for the two 100W panels installed by AM Solar. The cables on the left were for the existing panels. The two cables out the top are the + & - going down the refrigerator vent to the charge controller.

Combiner box detail:
The cables on the bottom are for the two 100W panels installed by AM Solar.
The cables on the left were for the existing panels.
The two cables out the top are the + & - going down the refrigerator vent to the charge controller.

Trimetric Battery Monitor

Trimetric Battery Monitor

Bogart Charge controller with Master ON/OFF switch

Bogart Charge controller with Master ON/OFF switch