If you plan on taking advantage of solar energy to power some appliances in your home… Smart move. tinktube’s construction system gives you all you need to reproduce any model of solar panel ground mount you’ll find below. Whether you plan to build a huge solar farm or a 2 to 3 panel rack, these DIY solar panel rack ideas will give you the inspiration you need to get started!
1. A DIY Solar Panel Ground Mount
Jonathan and Ashley built an off-grid solar power system, and they’re showing us how to do the same on their youtube channel. They’ve built an impressive guide that teaches you how to build your project from A to Z in a safe way, including finding the right solar panels and doing the wiring. The structure of their solar mount can easily be built using tinktube’s steel pipes and connectors system.
2. Scott’s DIY Solar Panel Ground Mount Free Plan
Scott used tinktube’s construction system to build a DIY solar panel ground mount. This free plan presents what you’ll need to build his 80″ wide by 40″ high solar panel rack. It weighs about 50 lbs and includes HJ-6 joints that let him change the angle of the solar panel for maximum solar output throughout all seasons. He used ¾ EMT conduit and tinktube adaptors, which make the structure very sturdy!
3. Solar Farm
This is one of the DIY solar panel rack ideas that’s specifically designed for experienced or ambitious DIYers! Why? Only because it involves a great deal of pipes and connectors. The structures themselves are easy to build, even though you’ll need to plan the parts you’ll need very well before starting the project.
4. Multiple Pole Mounting System
Similar to the previously shown example, this solar mounting system is a rather ambitious project. For this kind of build, the advantage of using the tinktube system is massive: you’ll have the opportunity to create a custom structure that’s sturdy enough to support all the weight of huge solar panels, without having to weld anything on-site. All you’ll need are a few tools and a great plan to get started!
5. A DIY Solar Panel Rack
You can mount solar panels in many ways, so materials, costs, and orientation are important elements to consider before deciding on a mounting structure. This solar panel rack is plain and simple. You can adapt the design to add or remove some of the vertical/tilted pipes according to the weight of the panels and the desired overall sturdiness.
6. Rail-Mounted Solar Panel Rack
This one differs from the others, as it is designed to be fixed to the roof of a building. It relies on pipes that act as rails, fixed directly to the roof. The panels are then attached to the rails, using the roof’s inclination to catch solar energy. Although this design won’t allow for different inclination angles, it has its benefits. Building roofs usually enjoy an unobstructed view of the sun. and given their location, the panels will be protected from potential accidents such as collisions with a vehicle or even the ravages of animals.
7. DIY Solar tripod
This solar panel rack idea is perfectly adapted for flat ground, patio or roof, to tilt panels in a portrait orientation. You can use fixed or adjustable tinktube fittings according to you situation and preferences, whether you plan to tilt the angles of the rack or not. You’ll be able to recreate the triangle-shaped designs and easily fix them to the two pipes.
Using tinktube’s system to your solar panel mount… among other things!
You can use tinktube’s building system to build anything -yes, really! Once you’ve built your DIY solar panel rack, check out these other project ideas. We guarantee you’ll be thrilled by all the options available to build custom structures that will make your life easier!