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Old 09-04-2018, 05:35 PM   #1
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Convert Solar Suitcase to Rooftop

I have a Renogy 200 watt solar suitcase. I have been thinking about pulling it apart and mounting the 2 x 100 watt panels on my rooftop (25 FC), with appropriate wiring and controller.

The suitcase has hinges and a handle I will need to remove from the ?aluminum? frame. This will leave a a couple of holes. Any ideas on how I could seal or cover up the extra holes?
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:26 PM   #2
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Put the same screw back in the hole, put a pop rivet in the hole or just dont worry about it.
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Old 09-04-2018, 07:26 PM   #3
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Thanks..I like the river idea!
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Old 01-29-2019, 07:48 PM   #4
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ORRR buy 2 more 100 watt panels. mount them on roof and use suitcase for when you need more power or parked in shade and no sun on roof panels.

I installed a 335 watt 24 volt panel on fiberglass shell of pickup truck for the same reason.
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