Originally Posted by Air Doug
I am eager to see your rooftop solar
installation as it develops. I would like to do the same but not directly on the roof because of the heat. Please do start a new thread for that when you begin as I think there will be a lot of interest.
Also, it would be great if you couild start a thread when you do your lithium battery
conversion. I am always on the lookout for great new ideas. Do check out the thread of my conversion at
There were definitely some surprises and it is not a drop in as some might believe.
The reality is I'm finding the Snoozy to be absolutely amazing but it may not be the fit I wanted and I sadly may end up selling it.
The rooftop solar
and heat aren't an issue but the panel frames need to be 3-4 inches off the roof. Some people use the flexible panels mounted right on the roof and I doubt they know the thermal gains they're dealing with.
Either way I'm doing a lifepo4 system, negotiating now for a group buy with some people in 48 of the 90 amp hour cells. I would end up using 16 of those with a high quality BMS and building my pack. I need to get about 4,000 watts out of it and need it for $275 or less per kwh.
Either way I will keep you all posted.