At Outbax, we stock a huge selection of cheap solar panels that are suitable for use in various applications; this can include camping or providing power to an outbuilding on your property. Solar panels are regaining popularity as more and more people are looking for ways to generate power by harnessing free energy from the sun. Solar power is a reliable source of energy, and it is available at all times of the year, although you generally get more in the summer months.
The easiest way to keep your costs down with your solar power setup is to make sure you’re buying a system that matches what you plan to run. While we’d recommend giving yourself about an extra 25 percent over what you think you’d use, there’s no need to simply get the biggest setup you can buy. If you’re only looking to run a few lights at night, then a few cheap solar panels and a 100Ah lithium battery may be all you require. However, you may need something more powerful if you want to lead glamping lifestyle, especially if you want to have a refrigerator and all the standard at-home luxuries!
As most solar power setups are modular, you can add to them at any time. For example, if you start out with a 120w solar panel but find it is not enough, you can add another one and double your power generating capacity. Need more power storage? Then adding in an extra battery or two will make that easy. We recommend having it set up and working for a weekend where you have access to mains power in order to test your new power system. This will give you time to see if the system is perfect for your needs or if you need to put some additional components.
How to choose solar panels?
To choose the right solar panels for you, you’ll have to determine how much power you need daily, where you’re likely to use them, and what other equipment you have. The most important factor is determining how much power you require daily. Almost all electrical appliances will indicate the energy it needs; these can be written on the product in either watts or amp hours (Ah). Total everything you’re going to have running, and this will provide you with your daily energy use. Ideally, you should go for solar panels capable of delivering this amount of power in a day. Solar panels are often rated as a specific wattage, and this indicates how much power they can generate in an hour. When looking for cheap solar panels, you should still expect them to be made of high-quality materials and can offer a reasonable recharge rate.
When looking at the type of solar panels (e.g. solar blanket, fixed solar panels, folding solar panels, etc.), consider where you’re likely to set them up and how you’ll transport them there. Often you may find that a fixed solar panel, or vehicle solar panels, are perfect for charging a lithium battery as you drive to your camping site; it also provides a permanent location for them that’s out of the way. Next is to consider what items you already own or what can complement your power setup. If you add in a battery pack or a portable generator, these can increase your options, and you’ll be less reliant on the performance of your solar panels, which can drop in cloudy conditions. All of the solar panels at Outbax are rated for working in Australian conditions, and we know that these are the best cheap solar panels you can find. We have sourced the best solar panels available, which are highly suitable for all Australian states and conditions.
Where can I find cheap solar panels?
The best place to find high quality cheap solar panels is in the Outbax online store. We fully back the quality of our solar panels with a 12-month warranty. Shopping online is the most convenient method for getting everything you need to make your next outdoor adventure a success. All of the items we have listed in our online store can be sent directly to your chosen location in as little as 3-7 days, with all orders being shipped from our warehouse in under 24 hours.
As all our orders are sent through the Australia Post network, you can be guaranteed that they’ll arrive safely. However, we recommend taking our postal insurance for peace of mind, especially when ordering any of our cheap solar panels that contain glass. If your parcels do arrive with any noticeable damage, please note it when you sign for them, and then contact one of our team members to start the claims process. All our orders come complete with a tracking code; you can use this to see exactly where your parcels are at all times.
One of the best aspects of shopping online is that you can do it anywhere you have access to a reliable internet connection. As our online store is open 24/7, it means that you can shop whenever you like, and there is no need to drive anywhere and see if they have what you need. At Outbax, you can find everything for your outdoor power solutions all in one place. If you need a hand in choosing which of our cheap solar panels is best for your needs, then you can email or call one of our team members (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm) for assistance.