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Solar Panel Mounts -Choosing the Right Type For Your Needs

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Learn how to select the correct solar panel mounts for your needs

Learn how to select the correct solar panel mounts for your needs

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    • Solar Panel Mounts How to Select the Right Type
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Solar panel mounts are crucial to the effectiveness of your solar system.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Of course, the amount of power your panels are able to generate is dependent on how much sun they can absorb.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com And this is affected by the solar mounts.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Therefore, to get the very best out of your solar power system, it is imperative that you have reliable and effective mounts.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com One of the main considerations when constructing or buying solar panel mounts is that they are robust.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Ideally they should be able to withstand several years of exposure to the elements.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com What Materials Are Solar Mounts Made of?
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Typically, there are four options.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Aluminum, stainless steel, angle iron and wood.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Which of these materials you choose will depend on your budget and your location.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com For example, aluminum is lightweight, making it easy to shape and weld.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com In addition, it is hardwearing and will resist corrosion.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com However, it can be an expensive option.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Stainless steel is probably the most expensive material and can be tough to work.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Angle iron is easy to work with and cheaper than other metals, but it will corrode quickly in wet conditions.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Wood, on the other hand, is the cheapest option and is very easy to obtain.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com However, it will not withstand weather, so will need to be treated or replaced regularly.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com What is Wind Load?
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Depending on the angle that your solar panels are placed, the mounts will be exposed to varying pressure from the wind.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com This pressure, known as wind load, needs to be taken into consideration when choosing a material and building.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com You may need to ask the advice of a local contractor to establish what your wind load will be.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Obviously, it is a good idea to prepare for the worst case scenario.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com In other words, consider the very worst conditions that your locale may experience.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Do You Need a Tracker?
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com A tracker, as the name suggests, tracks the sun and adjusts the solar panel accordingly.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com This will, of course, ensure that your panels are absorbing as much of the sun's energy as possible.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com However, if you choose to use a tracker, it is wise to select one that does not use much energy itself.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com For example, a single axis tracker may be the most efficient option.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Moreover, it is crucial to ensure that your tracker is securely bolted.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Where to Place Your Solar Mounts
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Of course, you may be familiar with the sight of solar mounts on roofs, but this is not the only option.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Therefore, you may prefer placing the panels on the ground or on poles.
    • Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com Before buying your solar panel mounts, it is a good idea to establish where you will place the panels, so that the correct material can be chosen.
    • For More Information Visit Do-It-YourselfSolarPanels.com