For holding a single frameless solar panel. This is the economy frame you have been looking for. Uses only two sizes of wood. This model is not detailed enough to show all the screw locations and types of screws but I'm sure you can work that out for yourselves. This is an actual setup in use at my own home. This is the least complicated one panel, one inverter setup I've come up with for framing frameless solar panels and tilting them selectably (move screw on angled tilt sticks or move stick location.). It goes without saying if your panel is not the same dimensions as the one used in this example, then you will have to adjust the model quite a bit to match it. I can be contracted to do this work for you if you like. NoNameSolarCompany@icloud.com... Please let me know if you used this model to build your own frame and how well it worked for you!! This is a living work in the sense that I may make design changes based on real-world use and knowledge gained over time so check back occassionally to see if I made any design improvements you may want to use yourself!
Please note that the sun angles for this panel are set in Riverside, CA. The angles are (relative to ground) a tilt up of 7º, 40º, or 54º, depending on season with summer having the least tilt and winter the greatest.. Calculate your own sun angle precisely and adjust this model to match so you can get your corrected measurements from all related dimensions that changes before building your model... :)
Note: Most annotations and dimensions are on their own separate layer which makes getting them out of the way or bringing them back when you need them quick work. :).
Additional Note: Please be careful to follow design advisories in the notations or you will surely have some trouble. I am not responsible for people's ruined panels or inverters or anything else but have included the notes to try to help you prevent any such disasters from happenening.
Final Note: For those ground-mounting this to protect from the wind but also stay in compliance with building codes in most areas, you will want to drive a ground-rod (not rebar which makes it a foundation and regulatable) into the ground on each side of panel so they center with holes centered in the front and back 2x4s then use ground rod wire clamps to hold the panel frame to the ground rods. This is "just grounding" and not a foundation so this gets around the need for permits.
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