Re: How close to the edge of the roof can panels be?
As a follow up to a previous picture.
This is a picture of the entire slab of snow oozing off a standing seam steel roof. Bitter cold, building heat melting a small amount of snow on top of the snow, causing it to refreeze into the classic ice dam. This particular building has the entire winters worth of snow on the roof. The building was un-heated until sometime in March. There is often enough strength in the ice to hold the entire snow "bridge" ooze all the way to the ground, leaving a tunnel!
Often the entire slab will slide, with dangerous mass when it lands, but once again, snow and ice is pretty powerful (and cool) stuff! Because the entire mass can slide as one, it can under the right circumstances take all kinds of stuff with it, solar panels, stove pipes, antenna mounts etc.
PS This wasn't taken yesterday,, a few days ago! LOL
Please note, being a moderator does not add any weight to my opinions 300 watts Siemens/BP panels,plus a Sun 90,, making ~400. ~30 amps into Rogue MPT-3024, 450 ah of Trojan T-105, Morningstar ts300 inverter, a Tri-Metric meter.a collection of antique generators, plus 2 Honda eu-1000i's (also a BS2512 IX controller) and assorted other stuff!