The panels covered for safety. There is no way to turn them off, so
when the sun shines they are "hot" and can potentially cause a shock.
I needed help to raise the panels and put the legs on. In theory, they will not have to be touched for 20 or more years. Panels are quite inefficient converting only about 10% of the power that hits the panel. In 20 years I'll bet 2 panels of this size will replace the 10 I have now.
The panels up and working.
Inside the electrical shed work continues. The inverter weight 66 pounds. I had to build a shelf to place it on while I bolted it to the wall. All that remains, I think, is one solar panel connector, two battery cables and wiring it into the AC side.
The inverter (left) installed, and awaiting twocables coming from
Apache Junction, Arizona.