All right, we’re getting ready to mount our rails up here, and i’ve got some blocks of wood. Pressure treated lumber already mounted, from one of my last solar projects, so we’ll reuse those when we can. This roof is over the laundry room, and it’s facing almost directly south, which is perfect for a solar exposure. Not too difficult for that top end. Let’s get some down at the bottom now. Drill a couple of holes here,.
Installing Solar Panels on a Garage
Photo voltaic cells are an important focus of our retrofit. The photo voltaic or PV Cells are destined for the garage roof. There is enough space there to accommodate the 1.2 kW array. Current government rebates apply to the installation of the array but rebates are subject to change so you will need to check if you qualify. The panels are mounted on aluminium frames.
This is vital to ensure that they are set to the correct angle. in this location it’s around 7 degrees. When it is finished we are hoping to generate about 7kwh per day which goes back into the grid. It may even give us some return. The panels are interconnected and the electricity fed through to an inverter. The PV Cells have a life expectancy of more than 25 years and they are virtually maintenance.
Free so you can be assured of getting a good return on your investment. Installing a 1.2 kW array of photovoltaic cells and connecting into the grid is a relatively simple exercise. The finished array looks very neat and in these conditions will be paying its way in no time. Ok, there it is, the photovoltaic’s are installed on the roof. They are wired into here, this.