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Hey G...your long panel. Is that one of the flexible type? I have four of them to mount. Did it have the sticky stuff on the backside? Did you just apply it directly to the wood surface? How is it holding?
That is a UniSolar panel(124Watt 24V). It is the flexible type that can be rolled up. It does have the sticky stuff on the back. I did not remove the backing paper to expose the sticky stuff yet. I wanted to see how well that it worked and also to test out the support system that I have it mounted on before making it permanent.
Presently, I have it attached to the wood via staples (wiring type). This held pretty well until a couple weeks ago until a strong wind storm came through. A portion of the panel strip got pulled off the boards. I was in a rush the day the I noticed it, so when I re-positioned the panel back on the wood and tapped the staples back in did not smooth it out completely. That is why you see some small ripples. I need to smooth it out and put some additional staples in.
I am looking to build a lower level bracket to support a second panel of the same type. Ultimate goal is to have one of the UniSolar panels connect in parallel to the one set of the DM 145W panels (configured to 24V).
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