How to install solar panels and rails on an asphalt roof


Gives tips and pearls on how to do the intallation of photovoltaic cells yourself!

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  1. #1 by latenightmigrane at July 15th, 2008

    Awsome. This is the first and only STEP-BY-STEP install video to date. Full of tidbits of “insider” information. Unlike others put up by professionals that are there to glofify themselves. Make sure you hit the PAUSE button at the end to catch all the details on the system and pitfalls listed. Thanks.

  2. #2 by BLOWGUNS at July 22nd, 2008

    excellent video thanks for the help

  3. #3 by solardoc08 at September 4th, 2008

    Thanks for the comments.
    Hope this is useful to some folks.

  4. #4 by solardoc08 at September 4th, 2008

    FYI: I paid $1,123 for the electric install. A bit more than one would expect…due to the inexperience of the electricians (only their 2nd solar install ). They initially ran 14g wire to the inverter but the inspector made them intall 6g copper wire (ran $151). The inspector also required them to run the wire in 3/4″ EMT counduit (metal) and place a packard on the inverter listing the voltage specs in addition to one on the combined AC/DC disconnet switch which also ran up the bill a bit.

  5. #5 by solardoc08 at September 4th, 2008

    All in all the install was not very hard and most any do-it yourself person can install it as I did solely with my wife’s assistance.

  6. #6 by dmanschaumbizzie at November 11th, 2008

    thks for the upload. Im going to gain the knowledge of installing solar panels very soon because it is going to become a very high demand job in the coming years.

  7. #7 by cartmanborg at September 26th, 2009

    Thanks for the video. If anyone is looking for a good deal on panels email me.

  8. #8 by gcdrummer02 at January 23rd, 2010

    I’m confused about why you ran your panels in series. All of the Grid-tie inverters I have looked up require either a 12v or 24v charge coming in.

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