RV solar panels to give you the power you need

When it comes to a pleasant boondocking experience, having ample power when needed is essential. The best way to provide this power source is through the use of RV solar panels. BougeRV carries a full line of products to make boondocking life much easier.

Other than solar panels and all the controllers needed, they carry Power Stations, portable air conditioners, portable refrigerators/freezers, and quality roof racks to carry it all.

In this blog article, we are focusing mainly on their solar panels, controllers, wiring harnesses, and complete RV solar panel kits.

If you are just beginning your solar journey, we have a comprehensive guide to solar RV setups, how they work, and how many amps you really need

What is the purpose of solar panels on an RV?

A solar panel is made up of individual solar cells — small devices that can convert sunlight to energy. Solar panels convert the sun’s energy into direct current (DC) electricity, and this charges your RV’s batteries, storing the electricity. When several panels are joined together you have a solar array.

How long does a solar panel last on an RV?

Solar panels should last 20 years. Some of the least expensive solar panels will only last a few years.

How many solar panels does it take to run an RV?

On average, an RV will need between two and four 200-watt monocrystalline solar panels to offset its energy consumption.

Who is BougeRV?

BougeRV is located in Rowland Heights, California, United States.

BougeRV is committed to creating a sustainable future for human beings by offering one-stop solar product solutions Solar panels, solar accessories, and power stations. They can meet the needs of your home solar system and RV/trailer off-grid system, Letting you enjoy glamping anytime, anywhere.

Apply coupon code “AFFSR12” to get a 12% discount for BougeRV 180 Watt Solar Panels

RV Solar Panels and Kits

If you live in your RV and often take it off-grid (where there are no campground hookups), then solar can be a convenient and eco-friendly alternative to gas-powered generators. However, solar might not be worth the investment if you only use your RV once or twice per year or only stay at campgrounds or RV parks.

BougeRV 9BB Cell 200 Watts Mono Solar Panel,22.8% High-Efficiency Module Monocrystalline Technology Work with 12 Volts Charger for RV

1-on-1 Solar Solution by BougeRV Tech Support & Warm Warranty. BougeRV promises an 18-month product warranty and 25-year power warranty and lifetime warm-hearted service for you. Please contact us whenever you have any problem with BougeRV solar panel. We will provide you with a professional guide to building a solar system.

9BB Cell Design. More Busbar, More Power. BougeRV 200W solar panel uses the high-level 9BB cell design which has a 22.8% highest conversion rate. Makes the solar panel have a longer service life. Increase the cell receiving surface, thinner ribbon reduces the covered area by 22%. Also, it can charge a 12V battery or charge a 24/48V battery by wiring several solar panels in series.

Here is a quality solar panel kit to get you started, all you need is the batteries to hold the incoming power. How much power you can use depends on the size of your battery bank and the amount of power it can store.

BougeRV 400 Watts 9BB Cell (Two 200W Solar Panel) Solar Kit + 40A MPPT Controller

ONE PURCHASE FOR YOUR PROJECT. Totally 400 watts system, a one-stop installation kit contains 2 pieces of 200-watt solar panels, a 40A negative ground MPPT, 1 pair of 20FT/10AWG solar to controller cable, 1 pair of Y connector, and 8 units of mounting z brackets.

A high-level 9BB Cell Design has a 22.8% Highest Conversion Rate. Makes the solar panel have a longer service life. Increase the cell receiving surface, thinner ribbon reduces the covered area by 22%. Also, it can charge a 12V battery or charge a 24/48V battery by wiring several solar panels in series.

Make sure when connecting the solar panels that you use a quality wiring harness. This is essential for getting a secure connection and you are not losing the precious power source you are trying to save.

BougeRV 20 Feet 10AWG Solar Extension Cable with Female and Male Connectors with Extra Free Pair of Connectors Solar Panel Adaptor Kit Tool (20FT Red + 20FT Black)

  • UPGRADE 2.0 SOLAR CABLE: Increase a free pair of separate solar connectors. One pair ( 1 piece black + 1 piece red ) 20 Feet 10AWG Solar Extension Cable. Made with copper.
  • Extends and locks built-in cables.
  • Two cables with connectors at one end connect to the solar panel and bare on the other end connect to the solar charge controller.
  • The wiring is weatherproof and designed to withstand extreme heat and cold.
  • Solar panel cable is typically sold in 14, 12, and 10 AWG sizes. The solar panel cable offered in this listing is 10 AWG which is the largest diameter of the three. Using a large-diameter cable minimizes power loss in your solar panel system.

BougeRV Solar Crimper Tool Kit for Solar Panel Cable Wire with 1PCS Solar Crimper and 6Pairs Solar connectors and 1Pair Solar Connector Spanner Wrench, Solar Installation Assembly Tools

  • To install solar connectors easily and accurately.
  • Design of accurate crimping molds and complete locking ensure high crimping quality when crimping repeatedly (2.5/4/6 mm²).
  • 1 pair of wire crimper, 6 Pairs of solar panel connectors, 1 pair solar connector spanner

What is a solar charge controller for?

The solar charge controller is a critical component in your RV solar system. A charge controller or charge regulator is a voltage and/or current regulator to keep batteries from overcharging. It regulates the voltage and current coming from the solar panels going to the battery.

BougeRV MPPT 40 Amp Solar Charge Controller with Auto Parameter Adjustable LCD Display, 12V/24V DC Input Solar Panel Regulator fit for Gel, Sealed, Flooded, and Lithium Battery Supporting for Your RV

Negative ground designed for RV. Better protection of LCD readings while protecting the controller and modification of controller parameters are supported.
Due to advanced digital power technology, the circuit energy conversion efficiency is as high as 98%. Automatically detects 12V or 24V DC system voltages. Compatible with various Deep Cycle battery options: Sealed, Gel, Flooded, and Lithium

Additional BougeRV products

Portable air conditioner

What is a portable RV air conditioning unit?

A portable RV air conditioner is a compact appliance that you can freely move around your camper. They typically suck in the air on one side of the unit and blow out much cooler air on the other. These are great options for those who want to tent camp or have an RV without an AC unit.

BougeRV Portable Air Conditioner, 2899BTU Home AC Cooling Unit, 250W Low Power Consumption, 24VDC, 3 Wind Speeds for Van Life, Camping Tent, Outdoor, Indoor

Dual exhaust venting hoses, adjustable ranging from 30, 60, 90 up to 180 degrees, make this portable air conditioner cool in every possible outdoor or indoor life scenario

Power stations

What are power stations good for?

A portable power station is the best option if you need to juice up common personal electronics and small appliances while spending long periods away from household AC outlets, or if you want to have backup power ready to go in case of an emergency.

Why Do You Need a Portable Power Station? 

If you love camping or going on adventures, owning a compact and portable power station can come in handy when you have no accessible outlets. Compared to a power bank, portable power stations have a much higher capacity to charge all your essential devices wherever you go.

BougeRV Portable Power Station 1200W, 1100Wh Solar Generator, Lithium Battery Backup Power Supply 1500 Cycles, 3x110V/1200W Pure Sine Wave AC Outlet for Outdoor, Camping, Emergency, Refrigerator, CPAP

With an Aluminum Shell Battery Pack, BougeRV Portable Power Station can be recharged over 1500 times, with 2X longer life than normal batteries. Ideal for a home backup battery and outdoor power.

This Power Station has a large capacity of 1100Wh, and 1200W rated power (2000W peak), which exceeds many similar products in the market. A single charge can power your home and critical devices for up to 2 or 3 days when facing an emergency blackout

Portable refrigerators

Let’s just admit it, traditional camp coolers can be a pain, between keeping it iced up and draining it when the ice melts. What if I told you there are coolers you can just plug in at your site and forget about it until it is time to move? Well, BougeRV has just that and it can handle all your camp cooler needs without the maintenance and mess.

What is a portable refrigerator?

A portable refrigerator is just what it sounds like — a lightweight, easy-to-move device that keeps contents cool with AC or DC power. These devices have specific functions, and in certain situations are immensely helpful.

BougeRV 12 Volt Refrigerator Portable Car Freezer 53 Quart Fridge 12V/24V DC 110~240 Volt AC for RV

With CE and FCC certification, the 53QT Refrigerator encloses a 2-year warranty for the compressor and other accessories. If you have any questions, please reach out to BougeRV FIRSTLY, and we will provide a better solution. (Package includes: removable basket, dc power cord, AC power cord, and user manual).

This 12v Portable Refrigerator can serve you and your family enough food for one-week trips. With a temp range of -4 ℉~50℉, it can be used as a freezer or refrigerator. If you are looking for an insulated COVER to protect your fridge while traveling, SLIDE DOWN to the “FROM THE BRAND” and you will see what you want.

Misc. Camping Equipment

BougeRV Hitch Cargo Carrier Bag Waterproof/Rainproof Hitch Mount Cargo Bag for RV

BougeRV hitch cargo carrier is made with rainproof 1000D polyester material with the dimensions of 48″ long x 20″ wide x 22″ high with a maximum of 12 cubic feet volume capacity. Can be easily folded for compact storage.

BougeRV RV Door Shade Cover, Foldable RV Sun Shade Windshield Blackout Shower Curtains Coverage RV Accessories Fits for Most RV Interior Door Window


Please measure your window size before purchasing. Suitable for RVs, speedboats, houses, and other places. BougeRV RV door shade design has been patented.
Protect your privacy. No need to worry about the sight of others, for this RV sun shield blackout is made of black Oxford materials which are heavy-duty and thick.
At night, it could block the light in the camp so you could sleep well in the dark. The panels can be folded up or down to allow/block light


As you have seen, BougeRV has your RV and camping needs covered no matter what you are searching for. They have quality products that you can easily pick up on Amazon or from their website BougeRV.com.

We all love to get out in the woods somewhere off the grid, but most of us still want to have many of the amenities of home at hand.

Especially if you are a boondocking enthusiast, having a great solar setup can be the difference in days and weeks of staying off the grid.