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18 • RV PRO • June 2019 rv-pro.com W hen Go Power! – a solar power solutions com- pany based out of Vancouver, Canada – decided to enter the U.S. market during the early 2000s, Mark Spilsbury, business development manager for RV, admits it was a tough sell. "Our first real big win stateside was Stag-Parkway," says Spilsbury. "They decided to take us on when solar cost to them was close to what retail is now." Today, it is a different story: The solar power industry is experiencing exponential growth at a decreased cost of ownership and Go Power! is serving as an established leader in solar power solutions for the RV market across North America. "The renewable industry as a whole is now bigger than the fossil fuel industry, and the RV market is the largest portion of it," says Spilsbury. Distributors, dealers and consumers alike are reaping the benefits of a growing market, with popular industry opinion being as technology improves, solar power systems can be reduced in size and cost, allowing products to better compete with on-grid solutions. Spilsbury, an industry veteran who has been with Go Power! for nearly two decades, says "just consider the ongoing development in cell advance- ment, panel construction and battery options, such as lithium." These developments give users the freedom to explore remote, off-grid locations. Now RVers can travel farther and longer Putting a Charge in RV Life A F T E R M A R K E T Go Power! finds its stride in providing solar energy sources for mobile applications. By Stefanie Galeano-Zalutko PHOTOS COURTESY GO POWER Mike Stephens, division manager at Go Power!, is part of a leadership team that preserves a family-like corporate culture centered on leadership, innovation and fun.

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