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Old 08-28-2020, 10:25 AM   #1
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Solar Panel ~ Lithium Battery Upgrade Installer

As an avid Airstream Forum reader & occasional participant I wanted to pose this question to the AF Class B knowledge base; anyone knowledgeable of an installer of solar panel and lithium battery upgrades in my (Cincinnati) area?

Current solar panel/battery set-up 100% OEM.

Other areas outside of Cincy that would be <100 miles away and workable are:
* Dayton, Ohio
* Columbus, Ohio
* Richmond, Indiana
* Indianapolis, Indiana
* Louisville, Kentucky
* Lexington, Kentucky

Thanks in advance!

PS ~ If AM Solar's reach went further east of Iowa (their closest dealer) I might not be making this request...this is the type of outfit that I would like to find.
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Old 08-28-2020, 11:04 AM   #2
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Contact AM Solar. They used to have a list of installers on their website, but just now I could not find it there. One of their installers was mobile and travelled well East of the Mississippi. I used Lew Farber when he was in his Naples Fla shop (winter).
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Old 08-28-2020, 06:06 PM   #3
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This topic was discussed on a couple of other forums. RV installers seem to charge outrageously high prices and may not do such a great job.

Marine electricians have been dealing with solar panels for dozens of years and you can hire one by the hour for about $125/hr to install your system. Electrically they are exactly the same on boats as on RVs. Ask around at your local marina for a good marine electrician.

You may have to educate them on LiFePO4 batteries which are safe for RV use if that is part of your system.


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