Solar panel installation is a
significant issue in getting the maximum output from a
module or a residential solar panel or a commercial
solar panel. Apart from the tilt angle, the direction of
the installed panel also counts in getting the most of
yield. However, solar panels may also be flush mounted
if so desired.
Solar panels however are best
installed when a home is being roofed since the rafters,
against which the mounts are secured can be best located
at that time. In fact, all mounts are secured with the
rafters with the help of stainless steel lag bolts.
Incidentally, ‘Flashed in’ structural attachment points
seem to be the right choice for solar panel installation
since this process lessens the cost of future
re-installation of solar panels.
Here is a detailed step-by-step installation procedure for sloped roof solar panel
· Use Solar Panel Mounts to structurally attach the panel to the roof. In case of new roofing, the mounts are secured before the new roof is applied while for existing roofs, different types of mounts are used.
· The mounts are then aligned on top of the rafters and pre-drilled to save them from splitting. A laser sight or a chalk line may be used to keep the mounts in a straight line while the alignment work goes on.
· The mounts are then secured to the roof with stainless steel lag bolts.
· Metal flashings are to be placed then over the mounts and a fresh layer of roofing can be ‘hot-mopped’ around the mounts. Also, metal rails may be secured to the posts with 3/8” stainless steel bolts.
Pre-assembled and hard-wired solar
panels in groups are finally installed on the mounts and
securely connected to the grid via the battery bank and
the installation is thereby completed.
Although this is a generic type of
installation of solar panels, variations are common,
depending on requirements matching different states. For
instance, installation of solar panels in areas where
the climate is more or less temperate varies with those
in the north where snow and sleet mostly rules the
climate. People living in moist or rainy areas use extra
mounts to protect solar panels from getting damaged by
Learning how to
install solar panels offers great advantage because you
can then do it yourself. And to make this convenient,
the learning is quite easy as well. All you need is a
guide that hand holds you and shows you step by step how
to install solar panels and where in the home to do it,
how to wire the system, where to get the batteries and
the parts from cheaply and finally, the all important
safety precautions. There are many reasons for going
solar that include both financial (saving on electricity
bills) and ecological (solar power is clean and
environment friendly) – so it is the right time to opt
for solar power.