Raising PV panels above trees

16 Posts
Aug 2, 2010 01:41 pm
Raising PV panels above trees

My location in the woods creates problems for getting sunlight to PV panels.  I'm looking for advice on how best to get a 40" x 40" PV panel about 25 or 30 feet in the air.

I have found several used TV antenna towers, but I'm thinking the wind load from a 40" x 40" panel is going to be considerably higher than a TV antenna.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
97 Posts
Aug 3, 2010 11:33 am
Re: Raising PV panels above trees

Hi Jerry.  Just a thought here........How about a 30 foot wind turbine tower and mast like SW Windpower offers?  With a suitable flange on top of the pipe and mounting rail for the solar panel, that might work.  The mast is guyed and will take considerable wind forces, and it can be raised by hand winch using a Jin pole.  Jon C.
46 Posts
Aug 4, 2010 03:11 pm
Re: Raising PV panels above trees


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