So, It is the first time I actually build my own solar-array, and I'd need some advice.
I have the SkyWeather Solar Extender Kit, so 4 Solar panels loose that I need to fix onto something.
I thought about the following:
1. Backplane using 5mm Epoxy material, or metal, or whatever suits best
2. Glue the panels on it (what type of glue. Epoxy or Silicon based?)
3. Add a weather-proven box for the Multi Panel connect board
As I will use the weather station to have the illumination of my roof, I'll also put them at a 40% angle (As the roof is) to see if a Solar-array for powering the house would be a good idea or not. The angle of 41% is correct cause according to my latitude I'd require 41% in between seasons (Winter: 18° angle, Spring/Autumn: 41° angle and Summer: 64° angle.)
How did you folks handle the solar panels. I know there is a fixing kit for it. However, even the rain-gauge/anenometers will have to be hardened a little as we have quite some heavy winds around here. So I need something solid that won't move on 160Km/h winds, nor hail.
It will be fixed on an iron mast on the roof of my house to be exposed to the elements, and I don't want to get up there every time something goes wrong :}