Location of solar panels on roof
Progress continues on the North Idaho ranch. I’m planning to install a 7 kW grid tie solar system that will have 2 rows of 11 or maybe 12 panels. My roof pitch is 7:12 and my orientation is 10 degrees east of true south with no obstructions. The roof overhangs 3 feet on the section that will have solar panels. I attached a crude depiction of the installation.
The contractors I’m considering to install are not in agreement on where to install panels. One is suggesting as low as possible so if snow slides off it will not tear the gutters off the house. The other says the middle of the roof is fine as snow if more likely to melt off than slide on my roof pitch. My research concludes that snow might slide on a 7:12 pitch.
Any knowledge or experience with this issue would be appreciated. If you know of a forum that might be a good resource I’d like to hear about that as well.
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