Star

5/29/18 – 2018 Newmar Bay Star, 40’

This client has had solar power installed on many rigs in the past.  Some of the solar systems he installed himself, but he had us do the installation on his last rig, and he recently came back to us to install solar power on his brand-new Bay Star.  In addition to installing a MS2012 Magnum inverter to invert solar generated power from DC to AC, he asked us to separately install his Iota 45A converter.  When necessary, he plans to plug this converter into a small, relatively quiet 2000W portable generator to charge his batteries when his power usage exceeds the power available from solar.  This way he won’t have to run his larger, much noisier generator.  He says the reduction in noise will go a long way towards keeping his wife happy.  

Equipment Added:  4x SF180 Solar Panel Kits 1x Roof Combiner Box 1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 50A Charge Controller Core 4x GPL 6CT 6V 300Ah AGM Batteries 1x Victron BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor

Equipment Added:
4x SF180 Solar Panel Kits
1x Roof Combiner Box
1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 50A Charge Controller Core
4x GPL 6CT 6V 300Ah AGM Batteries
1x Victron BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor

50A Charge Controller Core

50A Charge Controller Core

720W Solar Charging System

720W Solar Charging System

600Ah Battery Bank

600Ah Battery Bank

2/3/2017 - 2014 Newmar Canyon Star Road Hauler w/ 10' Garage, 36'

This client opted for a unique configuration with his lithium batteries and had us put them inside, under the couch.  Wiring was extremely challenging but the installation was a success.

Equipment Added:   600Ah Signature Lithium Battery System 1x Victron MultiPlus 3000 Inverter 6x SF160 Solar Panels 1x Roof C-Box 1x SunRunner Victron 150/70A System Core

Equipment Added:
600Ah Signature Lithium Battery System
1x Victron MultiPlus 3000 Inverter
6x SF160 Solar Panels
1x Roof C-Box
1x SunRunner Victron 150/70A System Core

Lithium under couch

Lithium under couch

System Monitors

System Monitors

Solar charge controller

Solar charge controller

9/8/2016 – 2015 Newmar Bay Star, 29'

This customer wanted to be able to run larger loads like a microwave or a blender from their battery bank so we added a 2000W pure sine inverter along with a 480W solar charging system.  The roof mount combiner box was prepped for easily adding a 4th panel in the future. Batteries weren't added, but preparation was made to the battery bank for future expansion. 

Solar Panel Layout

Solar Panel Layout

Magnum MS2000 Inverter

Magnum MS2000 Inverter

Blue Sky 3024IL Charge Controller

Blue Sky 3024IL Charge Controller

7/22/2016 – 2015 Newmar Dutch Star, 40’

We installed 1,120W of solar through a Victron charge controller on this Class A motorhome.  Routing solar cables through vehicles like this can be especially challenging but we were lucky to find a path through a bathroom cabinet.  Special care had to be taken with the cables and shunt to preserve the functionality of the sliding battery rack. 

Equipment added:  7x SF160 solar panel kits with tall 3-Hole L feet 1x Roof C-Box 1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 150|100 system core 1x Victron MPPT Control Kit 1x Monitor-VTBMV Victron Battery Monitor BMV-702 1x 19.5" Tilt Bar Set   

Equipment added:
7x SF160 solar panel kits with tall 3-Hole L feet
1x Roof C-Box
1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 150|100 system core
1x Victron MPPT Control Kit
1x Monitor-VTBMV Victron Battery Monitor BMV-702
1x 19.5" Tilt Bar Set

 

1,120W of 160W solar panels

1,120W of 160W solar panels

Victron MPPT 150|100 Charge Controller

Victron MPPT 150|100 Charge Controller

Battery Monitor and Solar Control

Battery Monitor and Solar Control

5/27/2016 - 2016 Newmar Dutch Star 4002, 41'

This class A motorhome received a very powerful 1400W solar charging system with a Victron MPPT system core.

Equipment Added: 14x  SP100 Solar Panel Kits  (1,400W of Solar) 1x  Roof Box  1x Victron BlueSolar MPPT150/100-Tr 1x  Victron MPPT Control Monitor  1x  Victron BMV-702

Equipment Added:
14x SP100 Solar Panel Kits (1,400W of Solar)
1x Roof Box
1x Victron BlueSolar MPPT150/100-Tr
1x Victron MPPT Control Monitor
1x Victron BMV-702

Victron MPPT 150|100 charge controller

Victron MPPT 150|100 charge controller

Victron BMV-702 Battery Monitor Shunt

Victron BMV-702 Battery Monitor Shunt

Victron MPPT Control and BMV-702 monitors

Victron MPPT Control and BMV-702 monitors