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    A blob of sika flex under a suitable sized roofing screw bonded washer.
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    Take the old panel off then put a new roof on Baz. Then new panel on new roof. See simple really 😉 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by stonedaddy View Post
    Take the old panel off then put a new roof on Baz. Then new panel on new roof. See simple really 😉 .
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    got it take roof off ,fit solar panel re fit roof

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    Quote Originally Posted by molly 2 View Post
    got it take roof off ,fit solar panel re fit roof

    Pretty close, but don't forget to put a skylight in the new roof so the sun can shine through to the solar panel below. ..
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    Help for some reason i am getting no power from s/panel,i have checked all wiring and control box/fuses etc,worked fine in the summer, am i missing something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by molly 2 View Post
    I have also heard of semi flexible failing prematurely I was thinking that if I bought a quality panel and not a cheap eBay panel it would last much longer .? Any recommendations for a quality panel .Bazz
    Just got this reply from a panel supplier;-

    Mono flexible are much more efficient hence only around 1m long compared to 1.15m mono solid, 1.25m poly solid
    But if space isn't an issue then they perform similarly in real world conditions so you save a good amount by going poly.

    Buy into new technology as panels are only getting better at converting more light into lecky.
    I'm going for flexible as I don't want to look like a hippy carrying scrap on the roof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Haro View Post
    Just got this reply from a panel supplier;-

    Mono flexible are much more efficient hence only around 1m long compared to 1.15m mono solid, 1.25m poly solid
    But if space isn't an issue then they perform similarly in real world conditions so you save a good amount by going poly.

    Buy into new technology as panels are only getting better at converting more light into lecky.
    I'm going for flexible as I don't want to look like a hippy carrying scrap on the roof.
    How do you intend to secure a flexible panel some people won't fit Flexi for fear of having to remove later .I was thinking sikaflex round the edge and some strips of double sided tape in the middle to stop it rattling on the roof and to make removal easyer
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    Quote Originally Posted by trevskoda View Post
    Help for some reason i am getting no power from s/panel,i have checked all wiring and control box/fuses etc,worked fine in the summer, am i missing something.
    problem is they don't work in winter try fitting a lunar panel .
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    Flexy panes power drops of in hot weather as they over heat,better to have a air gap under them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trevskoda View Post
    Flexy panes power drops of in hot weather as they over heat,better to have a air gap under them.
    That's the theory but will a few m,amps in summer make any difference ,when you consumption is at its least .How often do you hear people say my battery is fully charged by 10 o'clock ?.
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