Introducing The Winnebago Revel - A True 4x4 RV

New for 2018, Winnebago introduces the Revel. Built on the outstandingly rugged Mercedes Benz Sprinter RV chassis this compact 4x4 is the perfect rig for anyone that wants to explore further off of the path. 

Winnebago took the time to get to know the people that are living the #vanlife and designed the Revel around their needs. This high roof van may be the next Volkswagen bus for a young generation of nomadic professionals. Home is where the tires come to a stop. The design team knew this vehicle needed to provide minimalistic comfortability for it's passengers. A nurtured relationship with Winnebago's future customers can be seen and felt throughout the vehicle. The Revel is a unique solution and everyone in the outdoor sports industry are taking notice. From the efficient 3-liter turbo diesel engine, to a space saving convertible bed, or even the totally necessary off-road ready on-demand 4WD system, the Revel has it all.

Add the Winnebago factory installed Zamp Solar power system option and use 200 watts of battery charging output. Upgrading your panels or adding another to increase the system's power output is easy. Simply contact your local Zamp Solar dealer for more information.

August 21st 2017 Eclipse Rumors Debunked

If you have not heard yet there will be a solar eclipse spanning the United States on August 21st arriving first in Oregon and moving east. For many who use off grid solar for their main power source a few questions come up on how this event will effect their power. 

The main question is: Will the solar eclipse effect my solar power

The quick answer to that question is Yes, it will effect your power however only for a short period of time. When the moon is directly in front of the sun you will not gain any power from the sun. During the remainder of partial totality the solar power output will be diminished much like on a cloudy day.  The longest length of totality for this eclipse will be 2 minutes and 40 seconds and the complete eclipse will travel the expanse of the US in approximately an hour and a half. All this to say if you are using 12-volt solar to power your travels and adventures you should not miss out on too much sunlight driven power.  

 

It is important to note the eclipse will impact all solar users differently those who use 12-volt solar to power off grid items will be effected differently than those who rely on solar farms to help power gridded buildings.

SunPower Increases United States R&D Budget

SunPower’s San Jose, Calif. newly completed $25 million research facility.

SunPower’s San Jose, Calif. newly completed $25 million research facility.

This year SunPower, producer of high-efficiency solar cells, has increased their US R&D budget by $25 million. This boost is primarily focused on a new state of the art pilot manufacturing facility with a scalable production line in San Jose California. The ultimate goal is to utilize the best testing equipment available in order to increase N-type monocrystalline solar cell efficiency while at the same time reducing production costs.

When the high tech micro production line produces favorable reproducible results it will be scaled to one of the larger campuses. The cells produced at these facilities will be better than ever.

This is great for the RV solar industry as it will provide higher output solar panels with the same footprint that we are using today. Innovation is the name of the game in the solar power industry. We cannot wait to see where we are in 2 to 3 years. 

Zamp Solar is the leader in RV Solar Panels and accessories. We partner with the best suppliers in the renewable energy industry to bring our customers the highest efficiency products that are built for life in the United States. Join us and power your adventure this summer. 

 

Solar Panels Made In The USA

Zamp Solar continues to build a legacy for tomorrow by engineering and manufacturing solar panels and related products in house. When solving real world energy problems through innovation every single detail has significant meaning. Each Zamp Solar product is built for life.

The production team sources the highest quality solar cells, high strength AR coated tempered glass, and raw aircraft grade aluminum material. Every step of the production process is fine tuned ensuring the finished product consistently exceeds internal standards for quality and output. Zamp Solar panels are proudly manufactured in Bend, Oregon USA.

Zamp Solar’s Central Oregon campus is surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers and the great outdoors. This provides the freedom for employees to explore the beauty all around while using the solar energy products in the wild.