Advice Needed, Solar on Roof of Chevy Equinox

I’m a travel nurse who bought a Ford Transit van in 2018 and slid into a pole on ice at 10 miles an hour in Midwest. The van was to be my conversion to going off grid while travel nursing. Now I know what rear wheel drive go in snow. I traded it for the Chevy Equinox and am converting with a bed and pull out for cooking. I want to put 200 watts of solar on my roof. Thought about putting a cargo rack on and panels inside for stability an concealment as much as possible. Opinions/Advise needed and welcomed. No idea what I’m doing.


  • mcgivormcgivor Solar Expert Posts: 3,814 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the forum

    What would the solar be used for, this would be a good starting point, some details would certainly help with suggestions .

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    Second system 1890W  3 × 300W No name brand poly, 3×330 Sunsolar Poly panels, Morningstar TS 60 PWM controller, no name 2000W inverter 400Ah LFP 24V nominal battery with Daly BMS, used for water pumping and day time air conditioning.  
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