Year round panel solution
For a recap, My family has a place in Ontario Canada that we visit at most from June through August each year. The rest of the year, the place stays vacant and cold. I have six 3x5, 310W solar panels that I, until recently, had planned on attaching to the roof. Due to the amount snowfall in the winter, I was advised to leave the panels at or near a 45 degree angle to shed snow but during the summer they should be pretty much flat. My plan was to mount the panels on brackets that can be tilted down when we arrive and back up when we leave. That was my plan at least before I started thinking about the fact that this place is shared amongst quite a few family members who visit at different times during those three summer months. Now I have no problem jumping up on the roof and tilting the panels when we arrive and depart, my issue is relying on other family members to do the same when I am not the last one to leave for the year. Given that neglecting to properly tilt the panels could be quite the disappointment the following season, my new goal is to come up with an idiot(not naming anyone) proof setup that works both during the summer and keeps the batteries alive through the winter.
So my options as I see them are to find an angle that works year round with the panels mounted on the roof(oh yeah, it's a 2 pitch at best) or put together a stand alone rack somewhere on the ground that allows for easy angle adjustment from the ground. I should mention that the ground up there is pretty much just rock, so digging a hole to mount any poles could be pretty difficult. Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Powering-20.5 CuFt. Fridge, 1 HP Submersible water pump, UV, Washing Machine, Gas Dryer, Gas Stove, Lights and Receptacles
Off Grid Cottage on lake in Northern Ontario 46˚N