Solar panel mounts can be purchased in all sorts of shapes and sizes, which depends on their purpose. While some are made to be mounted to a pole, which allows them to track the sunlight throughout the day, other mounts are made to be stand alone. So you can pick the best for your panels, during this article, we are going to talk about the three main solar panel mounts.
To begin with, the cheapest and easiest way to mount your solar panels is with flush mounts, as you can do this by fastening a couple straps on either side of your solar panel and lifting it a few inches from the surface. When it comes to flush mounts, some of the best things are that they are cheap, simple to install and lightweight. As they are not suitable for larger solar panels, shouldn't be used on some styles of roofs and have no tilt or flexibility, these are some of the worst aspects of the flush Solar mounting.
Ground mounts are the second style of solar panel mount that we are going to talk about and these can be installed either on a roof or on the ground. To enable the user to change the angle of the solar panel, these mounts consist of a metal triangular frame that has four telescopic legs. Being able to change the angle of the solar panel will allow the user to reach the optimal amount of sunlight per day.
Top of pole mount, side of pole mount and the pole Solar trackers mount are the three categories of the next style of solar panel mount that we are going to talk about, which is the pole mount. The top of pole mount is made of a rack and rail system and it is fastened to a metal sleeve on top of a long pole, just like the name implies. Thought the solar panel will be fastened to the side of a long pole, the side of pole mount is very similar to the top of pole mount. The tracking pole mount is very similar to the top of pole mount, as we discussed briefly before, although they have a device that allows them to track the sunlight throughout the day.
A great way to save money on utility bills is installing solar panels either at home or at your business, as well as saving the environment for future generations to come. If you are someone who is interested in purchasing solar panels, you may need to do some homework to decide which solar panel mounts would be best for you to purchase.