Mounting solar panels is an important step in the installation of a solar power
system for both
captive power and independent power producers. Here are some key points to
consider when it
comes to mounting solar panels:
Types of mounts:
There are several types of solar panel mounts, including roof mounts, ground mounts,
and pole mounts. The type of mount used will depend on factors such as the size of
the system, location, and available space. These days even industries are moving
towards floating solar panels as land cost is getting higher.
Solar panel mounts can be made of a variety of materials, such as aluminum, steel,
or plastic. The material used will depend on factors such as the weight of the solar
panels and the location of the installation.
The tilt angle of solar panels is important for maximizing energy production. The
ideal tilt angle will depend on factors such as the latitude of the installation and
the time of year.
The orientation of solar panels is also important for maximizing energy production.
In the northern hemisphere, panels should face south, while in the southern
hemisphere, panels should face north.
Wind and weather resistance:
Solar panel mounts must be able to withstand strong winds, snow, and rain. The
design of the mounts should take into account the local weather conditions.
Wiring and grounding:
With the steady growth of the solar industry, the development of solar panels,
inverters, and transformers has also improved. Hence, it is important to do your
research and know the brand of each component in the system proposed by the vendor.
Each component varies based on performance, efficiency, aesthetics, warranty period,
and cost. These details will be available in the equipment technical datasheet which
should be provided in the proposal or can be easily availed online. Based on the
Remote Monitoring System (RMS) data of KPI Green Energy Limited (Formerly known as
K.P.I. Global Infrastructure Limited) existing customers, systems with
quality/premium equipment brands show better performance with the least maintenance.
Solar panel mounts require minimal maintenance, but it is important to regularly
inspect them for any damage or wear and tear.
By considering these points, you can ensure that the mounting of your solar
panels is done correctly and safely, which will help to maximize energy
production and ensure the longevity of your system.