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Solar panel roof mount

Small solar panel window mounting.

Anna's brother Joey has a discovered an easy way to mount a lightweight solar panel to the underside of his underground house.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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Interesting, but why didn't he just mount it on the roof? Also, what size is it and what is it going to power?
Comment by Nayan Sat Apr 22 19:10:05 2017
Ooooh, an underground house! I love it if you'd do a post on the design/details of that! Or does he have a website?
Comment by Terry Sun Apr 23 10:09:54 2017

It's a portable panel and mounting it there makes it easy to remove to take camping.

Also, the metal strips bend so it can be reconfigured for summer and winter, which is something like 25% more efficient than a fixed roof mount.

I use it to charge up my USB gadgets and as backup power on rainy weeks like this one.

Comment by joeyh.name Sun Apr 23 11:36:48 2017
Would like to see more on this.
Comment by jim Wed Apr 26 07:22:05 2017





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