Screaming Drills, Power Trips, and Nuclear Fusion

I created my first solar panel mounting rail! In about a week, my panels should be on the van generating power.

I used 1/4″ thick 3″x 3″ aluminum angle for the mounts, which turns out to be Wild Overkill. I read on Sprinter Source of someone doing something with 3/16″ angle, that would have been *more* than enough. The rails cost about $100 for four pieces at 45″.

Naturally I got the screw length wrong, so I’ll head to Home Depot today to exchange my 3/4″ stainless screws for 1.5″. I was only 50% off!

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I have four of these Renology 100 watt panels I got for over 40% off!
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Here you can see the 3″ angle bolted to the side of the two panels.

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The panels will be mounted in pairs, with one set in front of the main fan, and one set behind.

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I’ll post more thorough diagrams and descriptions later. These should be on the roof in less than a week, at which point I’ll know more about what additional wires I need to buy.

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