Need help choosing between a solar panel roof mount, ground mount, corrugated iron or tilt mount?
Watch the explainer video, or read the article below:
While our Weekend Warrior Kits come with Z-brackets, our Tiny House, Bach, Freedom, and Lifestyle Kits come with your choice of roof or ground mount, and you can also opt for the rail-free corrugated iron roof mount, or upgrade to the tilt mount.
Here’s a breakdown of how the different mounts are installed and used, as well as some solar panel mounting ideas, to help you pick the right one:
These are a set of Z-shaped brackets used for mounting individual panels to a flat surface, such as the roof of a caravan or a shed. These offer a simple and easy set-up, and are ideal for when you only have one or two panels to mount.
The universal solar panel roof mount allows you to mount your panels flat on any type of roof along a pair of rails. The rails are attached to the roof with L-shaped brackets, and the panels are clamped to the rails, making it much easier to mount four or more panels on your roof.
The ground mount allows you to mount your panels on the ground along a pair of rails. The rails are attached to a triangular frame, and the panels are clamped to the rails. The frame is mounted on something secured in the ground, such as wooden posts, and the angle can be adjusted during the install by varying the distance between the points where the frame meets the ground structure.
This mount performs similarly to the universal roof mount, but it is a rail-free option that sits in the grooves of corrugated iron. The mounts are secured to the roof and then the panels are clamped onto them directly instead of rails.
The tilt mount allows you to mount your panels on a flat or low pitch roof with an angle to maximise the solar energy, and the angle can be adjusted by up to 15 degrees after the initial install. The rails are attached to a triangular frame mounted to the roof, and the panels are clamped to the rails.
If you're looking for more solar panel mounting ideas, check out our customer installs to see how other people do it!