How to install solar panels on your roof quickly and cheaply – Part 1

How to install solar panels on your roof quickly and cheaply – Part 1

Began installation of 2KW solar panels made up of 20 DuPont 100 watt solar panels. I’m using common hardware found in your local hardwalre store such as:
1- Pressure treated 2x4x8 feet
2 -Pressure treated 2x12x8 fee
3 – 1/4 inch by 4 inch and 4.5 inch lag bolts
4 – 1/4 inch by 1-1/4 inch washers
5 – 2 inch corner braces
6 – 2-1/4 inch outdoor screws
I will follow up with short detail video of the actual components and exactly what each is for.




Best camera work ever

Back Waters and Back Roads says:

I'm looking for the part 2? I'm about to put 10 345 watt panels on my metal roof. Thanks for making this video

daniuska forest says:

I'm not sure but ,if anyone else trying to find out renewable energy systems try Magonsi Solar System Expert ( search on google ) ? Ive heard some super things about it and my brother in law got excellent results with it.

Chris A says:

Has the wood expanding, contracting, twisting caused any leaks or anything where the screws are?

John Sullivan says:

Last comment was 5 years ago. I would like to hear an update. Have the boards weathered well? Now that it is actually 9 years down the road from when the video was made, have they held up? Can you give us an update in the comments section? thanks.

Shannon Amend says:

If you like to make your own energy you should go to Avasva

Kesha Borja says:

Nice movie. However you should take instructions from Avasva website if you want to learn how to make it easily.

Dennis Harold says:

I did something very similar, new plans from Avasva helped me with this.

Egor Biletskiy says:

Try some new solutions from Avasva solutions.

Shannan Schisler says:

Try some new solutions from Avasva solutions.

Shanta Hsieh says:

Make it yourself thanks to Avasva solutions. I think it's the best way to learn how to build it in the cheapest way.

Laticia Cull says:

I know more about diy from Avasva handbooks!

Shannan Schisler says:

The project like this step by step is described on the Avasva website and many more plans you can find on that website.

Easter Stedman says:

You can find something like this on the Avasva page. Full step-by-step instructions right on your desk.

Shanta Hsieh says:

I know Avasva has the best online plans ever

Taylor Smith says:

Rambling video… so much for the intended 'how-to' aspect

Dennis Harold says:

My works too. Used Avasva handbooks and build it with no problems.

Nannette Battista says:

I made it with Avasva handbooks !

jimthvac100 says:

This is a good setup. However those micro grid tie inverters don't last they have fragile electronics that will fail and one for each panel there is no way to tell if one fails or not or which one failed. and it would be hard to find the panel and replace it. and if you have software that tells you which one fails chances of finding the exact same inverter to replace it in 10 years so it still works with the then antiquated software will be slim to none. Best to have high voltage DC go to one or two grid tie inverters at ground level where it is easy to monitor or replace if necessary. also micro grid tie inverters cost a lot more than a single grid tie inverter. Yes there are advantages with micro inverters but the disadvantages out way the advantages.

giri pd says:

Excellent information…. Thnx

2Awesome says:

Are you able to remove the screws that are in the metal roofing, get longer ones, and no more penetrations in roof than what you started with?

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: