New DIY wind generators and off-grid solar kits

There’s a wind of change in the energy market

by Kimberly Shellborn
solar panels
Four 100-watt, 12-volt solar panels mounted on the roof of an RV. Windy Nation's 100-watt solar panels use high efficiency German-made Bosch solar cells producing 5.56 amps of current at maximum power point. Each panel is 40x26x1.5 inches and weighs 18 pounds. — Photo courtesy WindyNation

There’s a wind of change in the energy market thanks to a California design and engineering company. Ventura-based WindyNation is busy creating solar and wind products, but here’s the real news—they are for the end-user DIY market.

Yes, that’s right. WindyNation’s solar panel complete kits for RVs, boats and off-grid applications are for the layman, they are cost-effective and small-scale. The kits, which are available from 100-watt to 600-watt units, take the trouble and confusion out of adding a solar panel to a battery bank.

Benefits and features:

  • Up to 3600 watt hours of charge per day, depending on kit size
  • Two or more panels provide back-up power for critical appliances like a refrigerator during a power outage
  • Powering devices in remote backcountry locations
  • Easily providing power for sheds, light poles and gates without the need for trenching and laying cable

A 100-watt kit’s suggested retail price starts at US $214.98.

Though designed for the do-it-yourselfer, customers are not left on their own. Customer service and product support come in many varieties: telephone, online product manuals, online question submissions and videos, too.

Related Articles

dog in a tent for RV camping
RV Gear Guide

The Shade Shelter

The spacious, easy-to-assemble Shade Shelter helps provide your four-legged friends with relief from the elements.

Photo of the Shurhold floor broom.
RV Gear Guide

Angled broom cleans up RV nooks and crannies

RVs allow their owners to enjoy the great outdoors, but living closer to nature means more dust and debris in and around a home on wheels. 

by Kimberly Shellborn