Solar Mounting Systems
Would You Like To Mount Your Solar Panels?
Solar panel mounts come all different shapes and sizes depending on their purpose. Some mounts are made to be stand alone, while others are made to be mounted to a pole, which allows them to track the sunlight throughout the day. During this article, we are going to talk about the three main solar panel mounts, so you can pick the best for your panels.
For starters, flush mounts are the cheapest and easiest way to mount your solar panels, as you can do this by fastening a couple straps on either side of your solar panel and lifting it a few inches from the surface. Since they are cheap, really simple to install and lightweight, these are some of the best things about flush mounts. On the other hand, some of the worst aspects of the flush mount is that they are not suitable for larger solar panels, shouldn't be used on some styles of roofs and have no tilt or flexibility.
The second style of solar mount that we are going to talk about are ground mounts and these can be installed either on a roof or on the ground. The ground Solar mounting consists of a metal triangular frame with four telescopic legs, in order to allow the user to change the angle of the solar panel. You will be able to reach the optimal amount of sunlight per day, since you can change the angle of the solar panel.
The next style of solar panel mount that we are going to talk about is the pole mount and they come in three categories such as top of pole mounts, side of pole mounts and Solar trackers. As the name implies, the top of pole mount is made of a rack and rail component, which is fastened to a metal sleeve on top of a long pole. And so, the side of pole mount is very similar to the top of pole mount, but the solar panel will be fastened to the side of a long pole. The tracking pole mount is very similar to the top of pole mount, as we discussed briefly before, although they have a device that allows them to track the sunlight throughout the day.
Installing solar panels either at home or at your business is a great way to save money on utility bills, as well as saving the environment for future generations. You will need to purchase a mount, if you are interested in purchasing solar panels and you should do some homework to decide which ones are best.