Solar Awning

The solar awning is a test fixture I designed and built to house four solar panels for a total power capacity of 1.28kW.

The awning used 2” Sch40 galvanized steel members for the frame, 7ft long aluminum rails with clamps to hold the solar panels, and four 60lb concrete footings for ballast.

Solar Awning, as designed in SolidWorks

Solar Awning, as fabricated

Profile View of awning

Side View of awning

Close up of XR100 aluminum rails

Close up showing the top-most tie-in to the brick wall

Close up showing Kee Klamp hardware used to tie structure to building and connect pipes together

Close up of a concrete footing with the IXV Logo stamped into the surface