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Solar Panel Brace

by TechEd2, published

Solar Panel Brace by TechEd2 Jan 8, 2013

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Used to hold a small experimental solar panel that is available through a variety of vendors. Panel size as designed is 3.75" long, 2 5/8" wide and .25" thick. It could be rescaled for your needs.

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Used to hold a small experimental solar panel that is available through a variety of vendors. Panel size as designed is 3.75" long, 2 5/8" wide and .25" thick. It could be rescaled for your needs. I used a few drops of hot glue to hold it in place.

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Where did you get the PV from?

Nice structure.

I can't tell from the photo if this is a problem or not - but it looks like you have some shading issues. You may want to adjust the top of your brace so it only comes enough over the lip to hold the module - otherwise the shading losses will kill your performance.

Also consider putting up the OpenSCAD with the angle parametric so it can be optimized for people no matter where they live.

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