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Old 07-18-2021, 10:44 AM   #1
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Default Finishing installing roof solar panel.

⁰Permanently installed a new 100 watt monocrystalline solar panel on my trailer's roof. Wired it through the refrigerator vent shaft and hooked it in parallel with the SAE solar plug on the side of the trailer. That way I can also comine it with my portable 50 watt panel placed in sunnier locations. Both in direct sunlight produce about 8 amps @ 20 volts.
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Well done!!
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I was just thinking of doing this sort of thing myself, since I have an extra solar panel now. How did you fasten it to the roof?

I like the idea of just leaving a solar panel permanently connected instead of having to set one up and keep moving it around through the day, but the two panel set-up gives you both options.
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I used aluminium brackets to hold the panel off the roof for ventilation because the panels get really hot in the sun.
The brackets are secured to the roof with expanding well nuts and dicor lap sealant.
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Nice job! And you'll be glad you placed them so close to the side...much easier to wipe the dust and dirt off the panels.
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