Fitting solar panels on roofs and other surfaces can be a challenging task since they don’t come with any fixing holes on their frames. You cannot add fitting holes on your new solar panels since this may cause damage on it. However, there are a number of ways you can attach your solar panel securely and safely without causing any damage.
Velcro is an economical way that you can fix your solar panel on the roofs. You can get different sizes and shapes of velcro strips cheaply. These strips come in two forms self-adhesive and non-self-adhesive. All you need to do is fit wooden battens on the location you want to fix your solar panel, glue velcro strips to them and then place your solar panels safely. This method can be used to fix solar panels on the roofs, walls or shed.
Bonding kits are best for fitting larger solar panels securely and permanently or even fitting panels in moving vehicles and boats. Solar bonding kit includes an extremely strong adhesive that is used to glue the panel in place. Once you glue the panel to a surface it might be hard to remove them again without causing damage on them. Therefore, be sure of the place that you want to fix your panels since it might be hard to change the location.
Solar mounting kit is a good alternative for bonding kit since it allows you to change the location of your panel whenever you feel like. Mounting kit consist of four strong corners which you can either glue or screw on the mounting location. After you mount the corner on the surface, you can choose to screw or glue the aluminum frames of the solar panel on the corners. Corner mounts ensure that there is good air flow under the panel.
Drilling the aluminum frame of the solar panel
Drilling on the solar panel frame can be tricky and therefore you should be extremely careful. Inappropriate drilling can cause damage on the solar panel as well as the frame. You should start by marking the location of each hole, preferably on the corners of the frame. Use a quality drill bit when making the holes to ensure you don’t risk damaging your panel. First use a small drill bit then use a larger bit to enlarge the holes to your desired size. After you finish making the holes, ensure that you remove any sharp edges from the drilled areas. You can screw your solar panel securely to any location using the drilled holes.
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