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We have just bought a 50W solar panel to replace our old broken briefcase style 14 w one.

My husband is now trying to think of a way to support the panel.

Has anyone made a frame or other system to a) lift the panel off the grass,

b ) suport it at the correct angle for maximum solar reception

and c) provide some security from theft (I know nothing will stop a determined theif but something to stop someone walking away with it).

 

We have seen some prop type supports but they don't seem very sturdy.

Thanks

Karon

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Don't know the size of your panel . ... but mine is quite large, and all I use is an aquaroll handle !!!!!

 

Works great and means that something that is left lying around 90% of the time now has more use . . :)

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We have just bought a 50W solar panel to replace our old broken briefcase style 14 w one.

My husband is now trying to think of a way to support the panel.

Has anyone made a frame or other system to a) lift the panel off the grass,

b ) suport it at the correct angle for maximum solar reception

and c) provide some security from theft (I know nothing will stop a determined theif but something to stop someone walking away with it).

 

We have seen some prop type supports but they don't seem very sturdy.

Thanks

Karon

 

a, I made my stand from the aluminium runner used for shower curtains,

 

b, this supports it at the correct angle, & a plastic mirror laid in front of the panel also helps maximum solar reception

 

& c, I use a lock fastened to the solar panel frame & a chain with a large link welded in the end, so the pin on the hitch lock will go through it.

Paul B

. .......Mondeo Estate & Elddis Avanté 505 (Tobago)

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