It's time for a few more posts about my Tuff Shed to Office conversion. This post and the three following will focus on the details of my solar panel mounts and backup power systems, highlighting what I did, and what I wouldn't do in the future.
All of this started with a stack of 10 solar panels delivered on a pallet. Which, of course, I didn't bother to take a picture of. My panels are the SolarWorld SunModule 285W panels (details in my main post about the power system).
Now, a stack of 10 solar panels on a pallet is a pretty cool thing to have, but it's not a particularly useful thing without a bit more work. Solar panels are like lizards. They are happiest lying out in the direct sun, just soaking up the photons. I needed something to take my panels off the pallet and let them soak up the sun, so I could extract their high energy electrons to run my computers and air conditioner.
So I built such a thing! This is revision 1 of my panel mounts. It's a terrible design, for reasons I'll go into later, but it does indeed work.
Read on for the details!