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cargovanconversion 11-17-2017 02:41 PM

ETFE Flexible Solar Panel Install on Ford Transit
 
It was finally time to install the flexible panels from Link Solar. I chose the 135W version as its length (59.5 inch), did fit the width of the Ford Transit's roof exactly. That meant optimal use of the roof area. Without a roof vent you'll be able to install 5 panels (675W), four (540W) if you have a roof vent installed and three (405W) like me, if you eliminate the front panel, because it is readily visible from the street. An Extended version of the Transit will support up to 6 panels or a whopping 810 watts.

http://cargovanconversion.com/wp-con...conversion.jpg
video here

I use 3M's VHB tape 5952 to create a leak-proof connection to the roof; the panels are virtually invisible from the street, except for the MC4 connectors.

You can read more on CargoVanConversion.com http://cargovanconversion.com/10389/...l-installation

http://cargovanconversion.com/wp-con...nversion-1.jpg
video here

cargovanconversion 11-25-2017 04:36 PM

Re: ETFE Flexible Solar Panel Install on Ford Transit
 
The panels are now installed, the wiring laid on the roof; today I am placing the cable gland on the roof and pull an 8AWG MC4 cable through the roof.
View the video here

cargovanconversion 12-08-2017 02:08 PM

Re: ETFE Flexible Solar Panel Install on Ford Transit
 
I have finished the installation of my ETFE Flexible solar panels on my Ford Transit.

View the last video here

Van Williams

dirksgoat 09-08-2019 04:55 PM

Re: ETFE Flexible Solar Panel Install on Ford Transit
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cargovanconversion (Post 609487)
I have finished the installation of my ETFE Flexible solar panels on my Ford Transit.

View the last video here

Van Williams

Has the system performed well?

monoloco 09-15-2019 05:02 AM

Re: ETFE Flexible Solar Panel Install on Ford Transit
 
Why the concern of them being seen from the street?

autostaretx 09-15-2019 04:27 PM

Re: ETFE Flexible Solar Panel Install on Ford Transit
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by monoloco (Post 806582)
Why the concern of them being seen from the street?

Possibly a mild attempt at being a "stealth" camper...

(there are many threads by people attempting to be less-obviously an "RV")

--dick


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