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Old 12-12-2017, 10:01 PM   #1
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Question Hinged Solar Panel Mounts

As a winter project, I'm getting my solar install together. I'm installing two rigid 150 watt panels (approx. 40"x40")on the pilot house roof. In order to keep them hidden behind the name boards,I would like to keep them as low as possible, while still allowing a sufficient air gap. I would like to have them hinged in some manor to allow access for cleaning underneath etc. The ideal arrangement would be to have the forward mounts to be hinged and the rearward to either have detent pins or screws securing them. I would also like to keep what ever mounting arrangement under the panels as best as possible, there by keeping the over all footprint close to the panel size.

So far I have not been able to find mounts that meet my criteria any where on the web. Interested to see of anyone has DIY'd or found such a mount to be purchased.

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