Fe-Wood wrote: »
I believe a tracking system gives 30% more energy than a static one does. I haven't looked what people say the advantage of a tilting system is.
H2SO4_guy wrote: »
We built a mount from junkyard scrap at about $.30 per pound. It could have easily been adapted for ground mounting, but wanted to keep it safer from damage, theft, and mischief. Here is a link to a description, but if it doesn't work just let me know. Scroll down until you see my post with the picture. The racks are 65 x 150 inches, so larger than they look. [http://forum.solar-electric.com/showthread.php?17881-Automatic-or-manual-method-to-tilt-solar-array
niel wrote: »
i'm concerned with your arrangement as i fear there will be too much strain on the pvs attached to the pivot point on the posts. this may have been better achieved by another long pipe or even angle iron with pipe attached at the ends so as to distribute the stresses evenly. where it meets the wooden posts can be easily transitioned with something as simple as a pipe strap similar in shape to this below and the pipe can freely turn for adjustment,http://www.lowes.com/pd_301383-34146-AV301383_0__?productId=3223473&Ntt=pipe+clamps&pl=1¤tURL=%3FNtt%3Dpipe%2Bclamps&facetInfo=
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