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I think basing something on a cost basis is misleading because you could say anything extra that you put on is not needed as the van as it came out of the factory is sufficient.

Clearly that would be a stupid thing to say, you get something like solar panels or whatever because it solves a situation for yourself and gives you options that are relevant to you.

So you spend your money on a solution to make things easier, whatever it happens to be.

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Obviously depends on make and quality then. Its academic to me now because I opted for a generator. Part of my thinking was also I did not have the hassle of fitting panels or travelling miles to have them fitted at a cost.

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Solar panel Bracket query.

Can some one shed some light on the reason for the screws that i have seen in some of the aluminium brackets being used to install solar panels.

I have seen panels secured with Sikaflex, and the screws not used, but they have been left in? It looks like they would have been used to secure the bracket to the roof, but if they are not used why are they left in??

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Can some one shed some light on the reason for the screws that i have seen in some of the aluminium brackets being used to install solar panels.

I have seen panels secured with Sikaflex, and the screws not used, but they have been left in? It looks like they would have been used to secure the bracket to the roof, but if they are not used why are they left in??

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Some use them as a means of getting the desired depth of Sikaflex.
To stop the Sikaflex getting pushed thinner bt the weight.
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