Installation of Solar Panels

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Installation of Solar Panels

Postby Brian » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:47 am

I understand that when installing Solar Panels, the panels should be oriented toward the north to maximise the amount of sun that falls on the panels. Can any body tell me how important is it to elevate the panels so that the sun will be as near as possible to perpendicular to the face of the solar panels?
Common sense tells me that the panels should be elevated to an angle close to the latitude of the site. However, one installed has told me that the elevation angle of the panels is not critical and in fact will not impact on the ability of the panels to collect energy from the sun.

Also is it possible or desirable to add extra solar panels to an existing, functioning systems?
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Re: Installation of Solar Panels

Postby Sandivee » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:05 am

Perpendicular.... always. Only if possible and if you have the money to waste / spend on a tracking system.

A lot of the time due to trackers high costs you can get an extra solar panel to make up the difference.
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Re: Installation of Solar Panels

Postby Tracker » Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:54 pm

http://www.yourhome.gov.au/technical/fs67.html


Have a look at this Specific site.. It explains it all in terms understandable by humans. Good Luck
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