Our new Aero Brackets will be available from 31st March to make it easier for solar panels to be removed. from the roofs of caravans, motorhomes and horse boxes.
The new design developed by our own in-house engineers means the solar panel is held in place between the lower shelf and upper lip of the bracket. Caps are then inserted into the aero bracket ends, which lock onto the solar panel frame with stainless self-tapping screws.
The brackets are then bonded to the roof as normal. But in the event the panel needs to be removed, the self-tappers are simply unscrewed to remove the caps and the solar panel glides out.
"We know our aero brackets are a popular way to fix a solar panel to the roof of caravan, motorhome or horse box," explains Adrian Williams, Managing Director of Solar Technology International. "But it does have one disadvantage; namely that it is extremely difficult to remove the solar panel. In fact the only way is to cut the bond between the bracket and the roof - less than ideal. The new aero roof bracket overcomes that problem."
Whilst it is unusual to need to remove the panel, it is sometimes necessary if the panel glass gets broken accidentally by a tree branch strike or purposely by vandals. Customers also sometimes sell their vans and wish to retain the solar panel or they may want to clean the roof space below the solar panel.
Each pack of new aero brackets is supplied with installation instructions. For any further advice or assistance, our technical team is on hand to answer any questions on 01684 774000.
Solar panels on caravans and motorhomes will give many decades of green, renewable and free power. But to continue getting the best from the energy source, campers need to take care of them.
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Climbing challenges don’t get much tougher than the legendary Snow Leopard Award and here at Solar Technology we are delighted to be supporting adventurer and mountaineer Mansel Kersey as he embarks on his record-breaking feat.
The Award originated as a Soviet mountaineering accolade and is now recognised in the Commonwealth of Independent States. The aim is to summit five peaks – all 7,000m plus high – in the mountains of Russia in just 30 days. By conquering this challenge, Mansel will be the first British climber to achieve the sought-after mountaineering award.
Mansel will be relying on our solar powered Freeloader SiXER to charge his phone and camera during the climbs when he spends days away from mains power.
As the lightest and most compact solar battery pack on the market (129 x 76 x 23mm), the Freeloader SiXER weighs in at just 260g and comfortably fits into a pocket when not in use. Benefiting from an integrated solar panel and a storage capacity of 6000mAH, the device can fully charge an iPhone three times.
“We are going to be putting all our equipment to the ultimate test,” explains Mansel. “Temperatures may well drop to minus 30 degrees centigrade, and in our experience so far, the SiXER has been brilliant. We know we can rely on it to generate the power we need which is vital when we are likely to encounter some very difficult conditions.”
In preparation for the ultimate Snow Leopard Award later in the summer, Mansel is practising on mountains throughout Europe in the coming months including:
· March – Welsh Three Peaks – Pen y Fan Cadair Idris and Snowdon
· April – UK Three peaks – Snowdon, Scar Fell and Ben Nevis plus Pen y Fan
· May – Atlas Mountains
· June – Alpine Trilogy – Eiger, Matterhorn and the Grandes Jorasses, plus Mount Blanc
Mansel will keep us up to date with live progress reports and photos. Do follow us on Facebook @solartechnologyinternational and Twitter @solartechint for the very latest news.
More information about the Snow Leopard Award can be found at http://www.thesnowleopardaward.co.uk/
Christmas Closure 2017
We will be closed for our annual Christmas break from 12pm on Friday the 22nd to the 2nd of January 2018. No products will be shipped during this time.
We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We asked Endurance Adventurer and all round Superhero Sean Conway to share some of his top tips for people looking to bring some adventure to their lives. Every week we’ll be adding more of his words of wisdom, so follow us on social media @PYAdventures or Facebook @PowerYourAdventures to read the latest every Tuesday (9 May – 13 June).