Attaching The Solar Modules
Because our solar array is a research tool, we didn't follow standard industry practice and enclose the solar modules within aluminum frames. Instead, we used lumber available at any home improvement store. This not only made it easy for us to build and set up our installation, it should also make it easy for us to change things up any time we like.
... and drill out the lathes.
First version of the solar framework
Framework with solar panel installed
Complete framework, ready for mounting on the rooftop at our test lab