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Old 06-26-2016, 02:47 PM   #1
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Any side better for roof solar panels?

Getting ready to mount 2x100 watt solar panels on the roof of my class C. Going to use the fridge vent for cable entry. Questioning where to actually place the 2 panels and leave room for 1 or 2 more. I am concerned if I place them on the passenger side, they will end up catching tree branches and possibly damaging the panels and the roof. The King TV small batwing antenna would probably get ripped off first.
My fridge vent is on the driver's side. I see most place the panels all over the roof, but is up front, middle, rear or one side or the other less likely to be damaged.
Also, I'm using StickFeet and they recommend 6 mounts on 100 watt or more. Would 3 on each side be any better than 2 on each side and 1 on the front and back?
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Old 06-26-2016, 08:57 PM   #2
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Going to answer my own question. Had a nice meeting with HopHedand his wife this afternoon and he tried different spots on his roof before making the final and very permanent attachment. He suggested I read again Handy Bob's blog https://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/...ging-puzzle-2/
which I will do. Learned a lot about the installation of the cables and controller, too! thanks HopHed!
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