Sunday May 29, 2022 Guerneville CA.
I was about to take a ride up into the hills when I heard the mail lady outside my gate. I knew what that meant. My new solar kit had arrived so I went out to get it from her.
Eager to get started
I went to YouTube to find some more info on the install. There wasn’t really too much even on the manufacture’s webpage. But there was enough as it seemed pretty easy.
I needed to give the install some thought now that I had what I needed to figure it out, so I did some other stuff to think about it.
Weeding the blueberry patch
Let’s get started
I spent some time chair hopping and thinking about the install figuring out where to install stuff and how to run the wires, trying parts and wires in different places until I had a plan at least for some of it.
For now, I’ll jus use a stick or something to rise them up for the sun. At least I got them installed and still can move around on the roof rack a bit if need be. That black thing is plastic pipe I carry with me in case I want to get some water out of s spring or creek.
Where to put the controller and how
I needed to mount the controller but things are tight and the screws to mount it would mess these hinged doors up so I had to think on that a bit to get a better idea. I finally dumped the screw-down idea and decided I could put some copper wire through the screw holes to mount it to the little doors so they’d still work to get into the compartments there.
The controller needs four big black wires run to it’s bottom so I had to be able to run them to the box and still have everything work. I think I can do it. And I had do figure out a way to get the wires off the roof and to the controller without drilling holes in the roof as I don’t like to do that as eventually things like that leak. I know that from experience.
I just need to run the wires and hook it all up and that should do it, I hope.