Tom and Cait Morton roam the US sharing their adventures with their two dogs in their ‘Mortons on the Move’ blog. They recently installed solar panels on their RV. A battery module from a used Tesla Model S was also installed. The entire process was posted as a set of videos you’ll find below.
The first phase of this installation involved mounting and wiring the solar panels on their RV.
Phase 2 saw the Mortons installing a used Tesla Model S85 battery module to store the energy generated by the solar panels. The Modle S85 contains 16 individuals modules, each putting out 5.2-kilowatt hours of power. This phase also involved dealt with challenges incorporating the 24-volt Tesla module into the RV’s 12-volt system, using a 24-volt inverter and a charge controller