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Hipped roof with no gable wall for installing inverter

  • 22-07-2023 6:06pm
    Registered Users Posts: 12

    Looking for advice please. I have a hipped roof, so no gable wall to install the hybrid inverter. ( 10x 420watt panels and Huawei 4.000 kW Total Inverter Rating 1 x SUN2000-4KTL-L1) My attic is very large, but it's timber all around with no wall anywhere. Since it's not really safe to attach the inverter to the timber structures, what are the solutions?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,443 ✭✭✭DC999

    Our Huawei inverter is outside. It's outdoor rated. It doesn't get hot during very hot spells versus in the attic.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12 Pat734

    Thank you DC999

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,431 ✭✭✭Gerry

    both inverters in our house are on internal stud partitions, the attic is already converted. I would prefer if they were on gables ok..

  • Registered Users Posts: 138 ✭✭alexf1

    Inverter can be installed on fireproof plaster board and attached to the rafters. That's how mine is done even though I have two gable walls, the installers said they didn't want a long cable run (regulations I think). They basically have plasterboard attached to the timbers and the inverter and all other gubbins screwed to the plasterboard 'wall' that they made. Neat job and can be relocated if needed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12 Pat734

    Super pictures and excellent description. Perfect solution for my query. Thank you.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,397 ✭✭✭dathi

    and if the inverter ever goes on fire what prevents the flames reaching the flammable membrane directly above it