Originally Posted by Yak dad
Looking at installing solar and I really like the additional wattage of the Kyocera 135, but I love the idea of mounting the panels using the 3m tape like in the AM solar Mounts. Anyone know if these are compatible?
I doubt that they will work on the Kyocera panels. The AM Solar mounting brackets are designed to work with the AM Solar panels, which have an integral riv-nut at each corner. The mounting brackets snap on to the aluminum panel frame and are then bolted thru this hole. The mounting feet are then fastened to this bracket with a 1/4-20 threaded T-handle, which allows quick removal for the tilt bars that point the panels toward the sun at an angle for better efficiency. The key is the exact fit of the mounting brackets before you bolt on the feet.
If you have mounting feet for the Kyocera panels, I have the 3M VHB tape on a roll that I can provide to you.
BTW, the AM Solar 100 watt panels are a 'true' 100 watts with 44 cells. Be careful about what other manufacturers claim that their panels produce. It's all in the output voltage at full sun.
Also, the charge controller is the heart of any solar charging system and can make or break the system's efficiency.