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Old 10-10-2012, 04:53   #1
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Solar panel- quick dumb question

Okay just got my new 200w panel. No instructions and buggered if I can see how I will attach it to my cabin top. I mean literally? U can't get a screwdriver in to screw it down! I'm sure there must be an easy way. But I don't know it. Any quick feedback?
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:14   #2
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Re: Solar panel- quick dumb question

Use a bolt with a hex head so you can use a flat wrench/spanner.
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Okay just got my new 200w panel. No instructions and buggered if I can see how I will attach it to my cabin top. I mean literally? U can't get a screwdriver in to screw it down! I'm sure there must be an easy way. But I don't know it. Any quick feedback?
thats where the expensive part comes in if you have to build a stainless mounting for davits etc!

but generally some right angle alu profile bolted thru the sides of the panel,then thru the coach roof is sufficient,having an air gap underneath also makes the panels more efficient if there is some ventilation
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Aha I knew it wouldn't be too hard. Angle aluminium it is and some hex head bolts
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