Cloud

8/23/17 – Airstream Flying Cloud 25 FB

On Airstreams, due to their rounded roofs, we often use different sized feet to attach the solar panels to the roof.  Some clients like to have the panels conform to the curvature of their roof, others prefer a more level appearance.  We are happy to install them either way, or even come up with custom mount sets when necessary.  This client asked us to use taller feet on the outside, and shorter feet on the inside, resulting in a flatter look. At the end of the day it’s only about personal preference as the performance difference is generally negligible. 

Equipment Added:  4x SP100 Solar Panel Kits 1x Roof Combiner Box 1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 30A Charge Controller Core 1x Victron BMV-702 Battery Monitor

Equipment Added:
4x SP100 Solar Panel Kits
1x Roof Combiner Box
1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 30A Charge Controller Core
1x Victron BMV-702 Battery Monitor

SP100 Solar Panel Kits

SP100 Solar Panel Kits

Standard 3 hole mount foot vs. Tall 3 hole mount foot

Standard 3 hole mount foot vs. Tall 3 hole mount foot

2/01/2017 - 2016 Airstream Flying Cloud 26U

Airstream systems are a substantial portion of our business.  This customer got 400W of roof mount solar and a 160W folding panel from our friends at Zamp Solar. Another common upgrade for Airstreams is to replace the charger with a Progressive Dynamics PD4655.

Equipment Added:  4x SP100 Solar panels 1x Roof C-Box 1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 40A system core 1x Zamp 160W Portable Panel with built in charge controller and portable case 1x PD4655 Charger Replacement/Upgrade

Equipment Added:
4x SP100 Solar panels
1x Roof C-Box
1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 40A system core
1x Zamp 160W Portable Panel with built in charge controller and portable case
1x PD4655 Charger Replacement/Upgrade

Blue Sky 3024IL charge controller being connected

Blue Sky 3024IL charge controller being connected

Blue Sky IPN Pro system monitor

Blue Sky IPN Pro system monitor

The system is installed in this cabinet.

The system is installed in this cabinet.

6/21/2016 - 2015 Airstream Flying Cloud, 27'

This customer came to us with a price ceiling and asked that we give them the most power possible for their budget goal.  Upon inspecting the trailer, we found that their batteries were completely dead.  We replaced them with a pair of low cost Interstate Flooded batteries and added two 100W panels to the roof with a 25A SunRunner Signature MPPT core.  The system can easily be expanded with the addition of two more 100W panels when the customer is ready.

Equipment Added: 2x  SF100 Solar Panels  1x  SunRunner Signature MPPT 25A System Core  1x  Roof Box  2x SRM24 Interstate Batteries

Equipment Added:
2x SF100 Solar Panels
1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 25A System Core
1x Roof Box
2x SRM24 Interstate Batteries

Sometimes with Airstreams, when solar panels are installed near the front of the rig, we double up the "L" feet on the leading edge of the panels to make more tape gripping surface area and reinforce the mounts.

Sometimes with Airstreams, when solar panels are installed near the front of the rig, we double up the "L" feet on the leading edge of the panels to make more tape gripping surface area and reinforce the mounts.

200W of solar panels, expandable up to 400W

200W of solar panels, expandable up to 400W

Interstate Flooded Batteries

Interstate Flooded Batteries