Stressing About my Sunny Image

Here are a few shots of Junior with the panels mounted “in the wild.” Stealthy enough? We’ll see…

I’ve updated my Sketchup diagram with the current solar panel layout for precise measurements. Most CAD programs are shit for doing wires, so I just drew them on and measured them by hand instead. I’ve ordered the additional Renology MC4 cables which should be enough to finish the installation. I’ll post details when I’m done.

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I’m working on mounting the Maxxair Deluxe fan now. It turns out the Sprinter roof is not only curved where I want to mount the fan, but also has two raised ribs in the sheet metal that make things more complicated. I need some kind of adapter to fit the fan on correctly. Do I make my own, or buy one? That’s my next post…

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4 Responses to Stressing About my Sunny Image

  1. Mom says:

    Good luck with your decision.

  2. adamrice says:

    If you had a ladder rack up there, no one would look twice. Of course, that would reduce the solar panels’ efficiency.

    • Scott Mauer says:

      That’s a great idea, and I’m going to consider some light-weight work-van camouflage once I get the Maxxair fan on the roof. Fans and AC units are common on work vans. I’ve also considered getting some removable (and therefore changeable) magnetic vinyl signs, and making one of them for a solar consulting company.

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