Solar photovoltaic install
Installation began on 2 November 2010, and was completed within two days. In total, 18 x 190W SolarFun mono panels were installed in two banks on the roof (facing NNE, at 15 degrees inclination), and a Fronius IG40 inverter was installed in the garage. Total power output will be 3.42KW. Two neighbours also had concurrent installations: same panels, but different inverters and different number of panels (so the installers had time to move from one house to the other). All went well, and both the panels and inverter were placed with minimal fuss and bother. Body corporate regulations demanded that nothing was to be visible above the roof ridge line, but this presented no problems for us (though it did for my neighbours: they ended up with single row installations due to having less roof space).

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Roof just prior to install
Roof just prior to install
The work begins: brackets mounted
The work begins: brackets mounted
Supporting brackets now in place
Supporting brackets now in place
First panel in place (190W Solarfun)
First panel in place (190W Solarfun)
Fronius IG40 being fitted
Fronius IG40 being fitted
First row completed
First row completed
All 18 in place (neighbours to come)
All 18 in place (neighbours to come)
Panels wired into roof
Panels wired into roof
Isolating switch for panels
Isolating switch for panels
Another view of completion
Another view of completion
Two vents will cause minimal shading
Two vents will cause minimal shading
Job done: waiting for sign off
Job done: waiting for sign off
Fronius IG40 ready to go
Fronius IG40 ready to go

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