Solar Panel Mountings

Solar panels should be mounted securely in position with maximum sun exposure

  • Roof mounted solar panels

Avoid installing solar modules where they are shaded for some part of the day. It is worth noting that with even a small portion shaded a solar module's performance will be reduced by so much that it will not be effective for any practical purpose. Tests by Solarbarn have shown that a 20 watt Suntech solar panel placed in direct sunlight produced a current output of 1.1A. it was then partly shaded by placing a sheet of cardboard over just one of the 18 cells. The output current was reduced to 0.1A, less than on-tenth of the module's maximum output.

Try to avoid having panels installed horizontally as this will allow debris and leaves to build up on the cells and render the module ineffective, elevate one end as much as possible to minimise debris buildup. If the solar panel is flush mounted then try to avoid having the panel frame touching the roof. Leave an air gap underneath to assist cooling. Solar panels produce less power on hot days so every bit of cooling helps. Allow at least 2 cm between solar module's frame and the roof.

  • Pole mounted solar panels

This is the best way to mount solar panels to ensure it has the correct tilt and orientation. Solar panels should face due north in Australia and tilted about 45 degrees to get as much winter sun as possible Pole mounted solar modules are usually placed some distance from the load so power transmission cables should be protected inside weatherproof cable conduit. Lay them underground or well supported and elevated above traffic height .
More information on mounting solar panels



Solar Panel Corner Mounting Pads

Solar Panel Corner Mounting Pads

Solar Panel Corner Mounting Pads Suitable for mounting solar panels on the caravans and boats wit..

$39.50 Ex Tax: $35.91

Solar Panel Long Side Mounting pads

Solar Panel Long Side Mounting pads

Solar Panel Long Side Mounting Pads Suitable for mounting solar panels on the caravans and boat..

$49.50 Ex Tax: $45.00

Solar Panel Short Mounting Pads

Solar Panel Short Mounting Pads

Solar Panel Short Side Mounting Pads Suitable for mounting solar panels on the caravans and boats..

$25.90 Ex Tax: $23.55

Large Solar Panel Mounting Brackets (Pack of four)

Large Solar Panel Mounting Brackets (Pack of four)

Pack of four aluminium solar panel mounting brackets for larger solar panels. Includes mounting bolt..

$29.50 Ex Tax: $26.82

Small Solar Panel Mounting Brackets (Pack of four)

Small Solar Panel Mounting Brackets (Pack of four)

Pack of four aluminium solar panel mounting brackets for small solar panels. Includes mounting bolts..

$19.90 Ex Tax: $18.09

Solar Panel Mounting Bracket Aluminium

Solar Panel Mounting Bracket Aluminium

Designed for mounting solar panels on a roof. They are light weight and have a 'Z' design to enable ..

$8.90 Ex Tax: $8.09

Solar Panel Mounting Brackets

Solar Panel Mounting Brackets

Set of four aluminium brackets for flush mounting a solar module to a roof. Attach the solar panel..

$39.50 Ex Tax: $35.91

Solar Panel Tilt Mounting Frame

Solar Panel Tilt Mounting Frame

This Solar panel tilt mounting frame has adjustable tilt legs that attach to rails clamped to one ..

$95.00 Ex Tax: $86.36

CNPV Small Solar Panel Pole and wall Mounting Bracket

CNPV Small Solar Panel Pole and wall Mounting Bracket

Solar panel pole mount kits Designed and manufactured in Australia specifically to mount solar ..

$95.00 Ex Tax: $86.36

Solar Panel Pole or Wall Mounting Bracket 235mm

Solar Panel Pole or Wall Mounting Bracket 235mm

Solar panel pole mount kits Designed and manufactured in Australia specifically to mount solar pane..

$109.00 Ex Tax: $99.09

Solar Panel Pole or Wall Mounting Bracket 355mm

Solar Panel Pole or Wall Mounting Bracket 355mm

Solar panel pole mount kits Designed and manufactured in Australia specifically to mount solar pane..

$109.00 Ex Tax: $99.09

Solar Panel Pole or Wall Mounting Bracket 540 mm

Solar Panel Pole or Wall Mounting Bracket 540 mm

Solar panel pole mount kits Designed and manufactured in Australia specifically to mount solar pane..

$129.00 Ex Tax: $117.27

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