Out of many curious questions about solar panels, there is a major concerned question that sticks around is to ‘how to install a water proof solar panel?’ This is one of most asked question as it is directly connected to the safety of the solar panel. In this article we have brought you the answer to this question with a step-by-step process to completely waterproof the solar panel.
Step 1: High Rise Panel Stand
The high-rise panel stand, is the primary factor to keep solar panels waterproofed as the stand with a minimum height of 7 to 8 feet allows the solar panel to not to touch the ground and it can get dry as the wind passes below the solar panels. Generally, the stand is set aligned with the wall of the roof that can rise up to 10 feet. This stand will allow the solar panels to act as a rooftop over the rooftop and it will also leave the space which can be used for further purposes.
If solar panels are installed on the roof with no space in between, the roof will act like a water pit leading to water flooding in the solar panels and its components.
Step 2: EPDM Tape
The EPDM Tape (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is a double-sided glue tape which is placed in between the solar panels and its stand. this tape acts as a connector which seals the solar panels and the frame (solar panel stand) making it completely water proof.
Generally, there is a 2-inch gap in between the solar panels to allow them to bend or contract in extreme weather conditions.
Step 3: Drainpipe
In this last step, a drainpipe is installed with the solar panels to prevent the roof from clogging and to provide the solar panels a water free rooftop. After the installation, the entire system and equipment are checked for any miscalculations or errors.
With the installation of proper equipment and standardized materials any solar panel can be made water proof. For further assistance and information on ‘How to make solar panels water proof’, visit Loom Solar’s website at www.loomsolar.com