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400 Watt Ground Mount Solar

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 9:20 PM

After many years of shinnying out my window to push the snow off my solar panels I decided to put them on a ground mount to make things easier and safer. Now I can keep the snow off and clean the panels and do maintenance if necessary.

The mount is using my old horse hitching post and some recycled cinder blocks. I ran a 2x4 through the blocks for support and the panles are attached to the hitching post and the 2x4 support with high tensile aluminum wire.

The system is four 100 watt Renogy moncrystaline panels which charges 4 AGM 12 volt deep cycles (storeed in the cabin) to power my laptop, TV, water pump, ARB fridge, chest freezer and LED lights. That is all the power I need for my cabin.






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6 Comments

Reply marcusbrkr0304
5:36 PM on March 17, 2015 
Yeah..I like the ground mount. There's nothing as slippery as an icy roof in the winter time. This is more
good advice I'll be taking along with the finding cheap land. It's out there. I found 40 acres near the
Pathfinder Reservoir here in Wyoming. Now I just have to figure out "how" I'm going to utilize all of it. :-)
Reply Smurf
4:39 PM on January 12, 2015 
Will be interested in your review of these solar panels. The price is right & they brand seems to be picking up steam on the forums.

Also, are you not worried about someone stealing the panels since they are at ground level with no type of solid mounting frame?
Reply simplesolarhomesteading
1:48 PM on December 10, 2014 
Zendelle Bouchard says...
Will you make them adjustable to change with the angle of the sun? Or not necessary?


These are set at about 35 degrees year round.
Reply simplesolarhomesteading
1:48 PM on December 10, 2014 
Heather says...
How much would you say this would cost?


Total system cost was under $1300
Reply Heather
7:39 PM on December 8, 2014 
How much would you say this would cost?
Reply Zendelle Bouchard
9:13 AM on October 30, 2014 
Will you make them adjustable to change with the angle of the sun? Or not necessary?


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