21 November 2009

Fabrice fixing the solar panels on the roof

We've been really busy recently and I just haven't had the time to blog but I just had to share this with you.

We've just added another 450 watts of solar to our array just in time for the solstice !

I'll do a longer post soon showing how we did it.

9 comments:

Mouse said...

So, excuse my lack of knowledge, but can you install solar panels on top of the tiles? You don't have to embed them in the roof?

steelkitten said...

How wonderful! Looking forward to finding out how he did it.

Anonymous said...

Nice, im planning a solar project myself, and would very much appreciate further info about hows and dont´s.
Laura from the darkness of sweden.

detroit dog said...

Happy Holidays!

La Ferme de Sourrou said...

Yeah !!

I'm typing this using the new system which has taken ages to be ready because the batteries needed to be fully charged before using them.

Have a great Yuletide everyone !

La Ferme de Sourrou said...

Mouse - sorry I didn't answer your question !

This roof isn't covered in tiles, it's a solid plaque made in the same form as the tiles and as you can't see it (or the solar panels) from anywhere we haven't bothered covering it in tiles.

For the main house roof, we used the same system but covered it with used tiles to make it look better. In that case we took the tiles off and only tiled around the panels.

Normally, you'd have to take the tiles off, embed the panels then tile on the top of the panels to keep the roof watertight.

Anonymous said...

So does this now allow you to have a washing machine?

La Ferme de Sourrou said...

Nope, not yet !

Once we've the big windgenerator installed we'll have a washing machine.

I can't wait !

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