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By DCG in Lago Vista, TX on 10/12/2009


Anyone have good references on DIY Solar (photovoltaic) mounting systems for a metal roof?

We're scoping a project that is 14 panels.  Unirac is what is being referenced, but actual experience is helpful as is references to wholesale/retail suppliers.

If it makes a difference, we're in TX.


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By Kenneth in Lees Summit, MO on 10/14/2009


I would go over to Solar Professional magazine and subscribe. This magazine is heavy on advertising and light on content, but because it is so heavy on advertising (all of which with internet presence) it is actually a pretty good starting point for learning about different mounting systems.

Is your roof standing seam steel? If so the answer is pretty easy, especially if the mounting is close to the same slope as your roof. However, standing seam isn't the only steel roof out there. Flashing any roof penetrations is the most difficult aspect of this type of mounting.


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