Syonyk’s Project Blog has a series of posts on installing a solar voltaic system above ground. From building the infrastructure to wiring choices.
Well, a year or so late, I’m starting a set of posts on the new solar installs for the property, probably interleaved with posts about other things as well.
The first couple posts are about a big “A-frame” install over by my office. I’m not totally happy with the south facing panels out there, and I’m taking the opportunity to both rearrange panels to better suit my needs, and to work out details for the home install – which is far larger! It’s better to work out problems in a smaller scale before going big – and I’ve certainly decided to do some things differently as I scale up!
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