UNISTRUT SOLAR GROUND MOUNT

After completing a few of the solar panels on our huge DIY job, it was finally time to think around permanently mounting some of these panels here at occupational. Fortunately, the building right here has a clean shot south via no obstructions from horizon to horizon, so it is a perfect area. The roof is steel with only a slight pitch. Existing holes and hardware that were supplied in the original structure installation could be provided for the installation points of the solar panel mounting device.

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The mounting device is made of unistrut material. www.unistrut.com This kind of material is additionally obtainable from other manufacturers/vendors (such as Beeline) and also deserve to be discovered at electric building companies as it is used a lot in industrial electric installations.

 This stuff is basically a grownup variation of an erector set.

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The unistrut building allows for rapid protoform and also flexibility being a channel material that bolts together utilizing spring nuts, bolts, and “L” pieces to fabricate mounting frames.

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Here"s the fundamental upideal architecture that can be provided either for a roof via a slight pitch or also ground based that will certainly keep the panels at about a 45 degree angle. All you have to add are the horizontal rails at what ever size you require. In our situation, we went through the complete 20 foot size to mount up a full 1KW selection of 5 panels. If you already have a roof via a pitch of 3o to 45 degrees that is dealing with south, all you will certainly actually need are the horizontal pieces for mounting.

 

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This was the single panel variation that we provided as "proof of concept" to start building the larger array.

Here"s the list of products we schosen from unistrut:

P4100T - “U” channel (low profile – slotted)

P4010 – Spring Nuts (½ x13)

P1026 - “L” brackets 

Plus MISC Bolts, Washers, Locks, NutsOne of the "NUTS" deserve to be viewed assembling the array: 

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We likewise decided to include a wire hold down in situation we got a great wind coming in from the north. I think we have actually points fairly secure at this allude.

All of these panels are going into a grid tie inverter to ago feed the grid and also we are now permanently offering power seven days a week. As even more panels are constructed, we will certainly just begin adding to the device. It"s only a tiny amount of power now, however it"s a start!!!originally posted on Earthineer back in 2012