Solar continued…

Last week we saw a lot of rain, making for a slippery roof and slowing down the solar installation. They were only able to finish wiring the inverter to the main panel and install the first set of rails for the lower row of panels.

This is their first installation on our type of metal roof. See our post describing our metal roof. They were concerned that the rib was a bit taller, (1 3/4″) than they encounter on ordinary folded metal roofs. They called the manufacturer (ASP) and decided to put an S-5 clip on every rib, as opposed to every other rib. The ribs are approximately 18″ apart.

Progress should be quicker now that they have the first set of rails up. Hopefully they’ll get the next set of rails and maybe a few panels up on the next clear day.

5 Responses to “Solar continued…”

  1. 1 Art 2-May-2011 at 2:38 pm

    Looks quite labor intensive

  2. 2 Jim Merrithew 5-May-2011 at 11:01 am

    Larry, Would it be possible to post a close-up picture of the support clip and bracket attached to the ribbed steel. Thanks. Jim

  3. 5 Jim Merrithew 10-June-2011 at 12:32 pm

    Hi Larry,
    Thank you for posting the pictures. For a year or more, I have read about people attaching their PV array to the standing seam metal, but I’ve never seen a picture of how it was done. Thank you for taking the time to enlighten me. Take care.

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