Design Aids

Here are some thoughts and tools to help with decisions about mounting panels.

  • Optimum Tilt of Solar Panels
    To get the most from solar panels, you need to point them in the direction that captures the most sun.
  • Module Inter-Row Spacing
    When designing a PV system that is tilted or ground mounted, determining the appropriate spacing between each row can be troublesome or a down right migraine in the making. However, it is important to do it right the first time to avoid accidental shading from the modules that are ahead of each row.
  • How heat affects solar panel efficiency
    Excessive heat can significantly reduce the output of a PV system.This article gives some pointers on avoiding unexpected energy loss in an array.