|Rooftop Solar Panel Solution|
Only one problem, you live in Ontario and there are lots of trees which block the sun regularly. You could:
- Place your solar array in an open field, where no trees block the angle of sunlight.
- Place the solar array on top of a building, so that the extra height provides a better angle.
- If there are trees blocking the angle of the sun, you build it vertical.
So how does building your solar array vertical work?
Well it is simple. You need to build a tall steel pole with a method of attaching your solar panels, cement that tall pole into the ground, and voila! Attach all the necessary wiring, it is done!
Some people even go a step further and make their solar array a specific shape or make it tree-like in shape. This is unnecessary but some people prefer the shape of a tree and the added shade.
|Tree-like Solar Array|
|Solar Panel Picnic Table, not solving the problem of too much shade...|
The YouTube Channel "Ontario Off Grid" refers to this as the "Tower of Power" solution. Not a new idea, people have been building solar panels vertical for decades now to get better angles for the sunlight.