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Old 11-17-2017, 02:41 PM   #1
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Arrow 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.


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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


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Old 11-25-2017, 04:36 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:08 PM   #3
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Default Re: ETFE Flexible Solar Panel Install on Ford Transit

I have finished the installation of my ETFE Flexible solar panels on my Ford Transit.

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Default Re: ETFE Flexible Solar Panel Install on Ford Transit

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I have finished the installation of my ETFE Flexible solar panels on my Ford Transit.

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Has the system performed well?
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Old 09-15-2019, 05:02 AM   #5
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Why the concern of them being seen from the street?
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Old 09-15-2019, 04:27 PM   #6
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Default Re: ETFE Flexible Solar Panel Install on Ford Transit

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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")

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