Solar modules should be installed strictly in accordance with the instructions provided in this manual. The structure on which the module is attached must be completely rigid and remain so in all weather conditions, such as extreme winds or heavy snow. In the case of marine applications, structures must remain rigid in heavy storm conditions and be impervious to long-term saltwater exposure.
Solar panels will not stay flexible once fixed to the mounting surface. Bending or flexing of the mounting surface can result in fire and/or permanently damage the solar module components.
BEFORE GLUING SOLAR PANELS - you must carefully position all solar panels BEFORE applying adhesives. Once panels are glued to the supporting structure, they cannot be repositioned.
UTILIZATION — We strongly recommend the use of flame retardant and chemically resistant cables, especially in marine environments or in other extreme operating conditions.
- Remove all solar panels from their boxes. Set aside the boxes as they will be used in the layout of the panels
- Using the solar panel boxes, plan the layout of the panels on your RV rooftop. Please use the notes below to help select the best panel location(s)
- Placement of the panel(s) should be as close together as possible. Each panel has 3.3’ of cable coming from the junction box. It may be necessary to use solar panel extension cables. If required, longer extension cables can be purchased. Please contact customer service at 1.866.247.6527 to purchase.
- Select a location where the mounting surface is at least 1/2” thick and strong enough to support the solar panel mounting hardware.
- Solar panels should be located a minimum of 3’ from the front of RV to reduce wind load on the panels.
- Avoid internal wiring when selecting the solar panel mounting locations for drilling the mounting holes.
- Ensure fixed obstacles, such as air conditioners, will not shade the solar panels. (Shading can greatly reduce the performance of the solar system).