Attaching UL SOLAR’s Solar Panel On Top Of A Roof

I show you the condition of my first solar panel I built, and how to prevent certain issues that came up. I also show you how I put up my professional solar panels purchased from UL Solar…

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  1. bob royston says:

    hi Robert very helpful i was going to use wood Bob 

  2. Garfield Oliver says:
  3. LOOPPEY says:

    @LOOPPEY Looking at the space between the roof and the back of the panels
    causes me to ask my self in a multiple freeze and thaw could it put enough
    pressure on the back of the panels to cause damage? I think it might.

  4. shartne says:

    Robert it would be a good idea to put some roofing tar on the roof under
    the bracket around the hole you made to keep it from leaking. It comes in
    tube made for a caulking gun.

  5. Charles McCune says:

    how much did those solare panels cost yea I cant wait to get my system
    going but will be using taxes every year to start and to keep exspanding
    year after year untle I get the wattage I want and also I want a wind
    turbine fore a redundancy system you have great videos thanks.

  6. hillbillydualsport says:

    Keep it up Dude

  7. LOOPPEY says:

    I hope you don’t get snow and ice where these panels are, if you do I thing
    they could break.

  8. Frissen alistar says:

    Do you use a powerchair but are tired of the restrictions on range Well you
    can easily turn that restriction into a historial footnote for as little as
    $300.00 (not to me, but for the supplies needed)… After 5 weeks and
    several hundred miles of runtime, we still have yet to need the power
    companey to recharge.ABOUTSOLARCELLS.COMXA.COM

  9. 8digitPDX says:

    You might want to check that roof for leakage. I would suggest backing the
    screws out, pumping a bunch of caulk in the hole then putting a slightly
    larger diameter lag bolt back in the hole. A lag bolt is like a giant wood
    screw. Found in the hardware aisle at Home Depot.

  10. MSGDREWRY says:

    do a vid – check the old panel and see how much it produces – if it works
    at all why not use it? place some silicon over the bolt going through the

  11. Robert Smith says:

    @norm1962a Thanks for commenting. 🙂

  12. urgentcareguy3 says:

    @norm1962a What’s wrong with it????

  13. Robert Smith says:

    @shartne I read up somewhere that roofing tar is usually used on “flat”
    roofs, and not really needed for slanted roofs because unlike flat roofs,
    the water doesn’t usually build up and sit around for weeks. But I agree, I
    definitely need to look into some solution or material to help protect the
    roof from any leaks that may occur in the future. For now it should do
    fine, but maybe next month when I get a break from school I’ll look into it.

  14. Jim Danforth says:

    how many amps are you getting off of these?

  15. Robert Smith says:

    @fanman1981 Great news to hear! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. 1kzrider says:

    Good job man I have the UL 125 watt panel x4 they are good panels.

  17. Schweizer135 says:

    Water will find a way through those holes. It will wick into the wood which
    will rot it out and cause each hole to widen making it leak more. Also,
    bugs and bats will get in thru the vent now.

  18. Robert Smith says:

    @patkane50 Well as I mentioned in several videos back, it’s extremely
    difficult to create a DIY panel that has the same reliability and longevity
    that a professional panel has. I built my solar panel to gain experience,
    and from that experience I learned that it is cheaper in the long run if
    you purchase professional panels. As mentioned in this video, UL SOLAR is a
    newer company than most, so only time will tell if these prof. panels hold
    up like they should.

  19. Robert Smith says:

    @Chronic2112 That’s coming up in my next video. I should have that uploaded
    no later than Fri/Sat.

  20. The Guy That Does Everything Wrong says:

    Thanks for the video, did you have any leaks in your roof from those holes?
    I want to do the same thing on my shed but I’m too scared to put holes in
    the roof!

  21. Robert Smith says:

    @JimmyDistheMan A little over 9amps

  22. Robert Smith says:

    @LOOPPEY …snow and ice break solar panels? Not quite, unless you have the
    solar panels underneath a roof of some sort where large sheets of ice could
    fall onto the panel, I don’t think snow or ice would ever cause you issues
    with solar panels. The only issue you need to worry about is hail, but if
    you use the right glass for your panel, it should be able to withstand most
    hail forms.

  23. Robert Smith says:

    @mccunecp The price varied, because two I won in an auction, and one I
    purchased with the Buy It Now (BIN) feature on eBay. The BIN price was $159
    and $22 for shipping. The two auction panels I won for $89 ea. plus $22 ea.
    for shipping.

  24. MSGDREWRY says:

    do a vid – check the old panel and see how much it produces – if it works
    at all why not use it?

  25. Charles McCune says:

    @RobertSmith3 thanks for the infor and for ansering my questions and keep
    us all updated as the time gose I to like to get good pannels that last a
    life time and from what I hear a good well made pannel should last up to 30
    + years so I hop it all goes whell again thanks for the infor.

  26. Bastard8word says:

    hello, i just ordered nomad13. is it possible to charge devices directly
    with this? without using anyhthing between?

    edit: ok i found the answer…

  27. Daljit Kaur says:

    Can u do vids on gps plz, good vids

  28. playhard23 says:

    Great video!

  29. Pablo Gonzales says:

    nice comments heinrich . much appreciated

  30. HEINRICXVI says:

    I own this and I don’t like it. The USB port charges at the same rate as
    the nomad 7, yet this is twice the weight and bulk. Sure you can use the DC
    plug, but who wants to carry a bunch of adapters around? Considering you
    can’t even remove the ones already built in when you don’t need them. I’m
    assuming this is marked to outdoorsy types who are counting ounces? e.g
    backpackers etc. In my opinion it fails as a portable solution and its too
    anemic for all other common uses.

  31. Shayd says:

    But the power pack they wanted me to sell is 200$ and only 50 Watt Hour,
    for 200 Bucks I have AGM Battery with over 100AH

  32. Shayd says:

    When I had it wouldn’t charge my Galaxy S3, half an hour in full sun
    ”Charging” And and when I woke the phone up it was still at 20% I took
    the phone off the sun to not overheat, It charged iPhone by 18% in 1 Hour
    so that’s something but still not the 1amp that was promised

  33. Geoffr524 says:

    I have the Nomad 7, and find that I have to have a battery between the
    panel and the device to be charged, like my iPhone 4S. The battery pack
    gives a more stable output for charging, whereas, my solar panel was
    erratic, and not enough power to charge the phone, without the battery in

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