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Ground mount system

  • 07-11-2020 11:25pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,787 ✭✭✭ irishchris


    Looking at a self install for a ground mounted 3kw system. Just wondering if many here have self installed any and what material you used. Appreciate any photos of same.
    The ground mount kits I have been advised are quite expensive hence looking at a wooden posts with unistrut for it. Any progress or negatives for this would be great too


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,560 ✭✭✭ SouthWesterly


    irishchris wrote: »
    Looking at a self install for a ground mounted 3kw system. Just wondering if many here have self installed any and what material you used. Appreciate any photos of same.
    The ground mount kits I have been advised are quite expensive hence looking at a wooden posts with unistrut for it. Any progress or negatives for this would be great too

    Are you adding to the SAAS set up?

    Pinterest has some interesting set ups from wood.

    Where are you getting the extra panels


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,787 ✭✭✭ irishchris


    Are you adding to the SAAS set up?

    Pinterest has some interesting set ups from wood.

    Where are you getting the extra panels

    Yes self installing a second string of panels to a second inverter. Doing this as a self install though in the spring. Sourcing most of the materials in either solartricity or midsummer renewables


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,560 ✭✭✭ SouthWesterly


    irishchris wrote: »
    Yes self installing a second string of panels to a second inverter. Doing this as a self install though in the spring. Sourcing most of the materials in either solartricity or midsummer renewables

    Keep us up to date on progress


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,410 ✭✭✭ Merrion


    If you are putting them straight into the soil maybe go with recycled plastic rather than wood?

    (e.g. this type of thing )


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,787 ✭✭✭ irishchris


    Merrion wrote: »
    If you are putting them straight into the soil maybe go with recycled plastic rather than wood?

    (e.g. this type of thing )

    Would need to be attaching unistrut to them and need to be square for lining up angles etc so don't think these would work unfortunately


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