Installing solar panels for new manufactured homes can be much rewarding as it can help reduce the utility bills. In addition, this can also boost manufactured homes prices and the resale value of homes. Flexible solar panels can be used in the same way as the standard ones and the only difference is that these panels are handy and easy to install. Below are the steps to install flexible solar panels in manufactured homes. You need to keep in mind that each model will differ, so it is important to refer to the instruction manual carefully before starting the installation process.
Attach the Arms
The first thing is to connect the arm brackets to the backside of the panel. Screw the arm to both sides of the panel and use lock washers to ensure proper fitting. Make sure that you have tightened the screws properly, as it will not be easy for you to tight the screws after finishing the installation.
Attach the Mount
The second step is to place the mount on the backside of the solar panel in between the arm brackets that you have attached in the first step. Screw the mount in place using the nuts and hex bolts that are provided with the panel. Do not forget to use the washers while attaching the mount.
Attach Pole Mount
You need to place the pole mount of the solar panel to the back of the mount that you have attached in the previous step. Screw the pole mount in place with hex bolts and washers. You may use a wrench or a screwdriver to tighten the bolts in place. Your new solar panel will be standing on the mount now.
Face the Panel to Sun
This might feel as an easy step, but to have a full impact of sun on the panel, it should be aligned properly; else, you will not be able to tap the full potential of the sunlight that you receive. Keep in mind that if your home is facing north and is located in the southern part, the panel should face south.
Wire the Panel
Once you finish the installation process, you can finish wiring the panel. The positive terminals should be connected to positive terminals and negative to the negative ones. Usually, the positive wires will be coded red in color and the negative ones black.