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Eugarps

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Posted: 11/17/19 05:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All,

My question is kind of specific. Given the profile and cross-section of the NL 8-11 roof, is it difficult to add a relatively large number (4-6) of solar panels? I’m asking for you to share your experiences.

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Not difficult at all if you think outside the box and raise the panels. This allows you to even use larger panels like the lower priced 60 cell panels compared to higher priced 12V 36 cell panels which are about 2x the price/watt.


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I have the 1 factory installed 100 watt panel, it would be easy to add a second panel on the other side. But if you want 4 or 6 solar panels I would add a rack system.

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CA Traveler & Old Days,

I wonder if NL makes a full widths rack that would hold say, 3-4 panels. Has anyone use flat mounted, flexible panels?

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Eugarps wrote:

All,

My question is kind of specific. Given the profile and cross-section of the NL 8-11 roof, is it difficult to add a relatively large number (4-6) of solar panels? I’m asking for you to share your experiences.

Thank you,

Bill
Saw this on Facebook. 6 Solar Panels on a NL 10-2.

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ortfun,

That could work. Thanks!

Bill

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You have the room for 4-6 panels but do you have the room for the batteries? No need to go much over 1 solar watt per battery amp hour.


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All,

Would i find more level real estate in a Bigfoot 9.4SB.

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Put two in front of AC and one on opposite side of the factory installed


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TCINTN,

That sounds like it could work. With 120w + panels, I’d be at 500w. Now to find space for batteries to match. The rest of the components can be tucked in someplace.

BTW, I really like that motto. It worked in the furnace and at Dunkirk.

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Bill

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