Solar Panel and Lift Crane Pole Mounting System. Solar panels work much better when they have good sunlight and point toward the sun. So being able to angle the panel and rotate it will make a big difference to the output.
The top-of-pole solar panel mounting system can fit most OEM solar panels as well as Custom Marine own panels. The picture shows a 140 (large) watt panel on the pole. If you have or need an outboard lift this pole can handle both requirements.
The pole turns through a full 360 degrees and the angle of the panels set via a locking pin with 13 possible angles.
Top-of-pole Marine Solar Panel Mounting System – Solar Tracker
Our top-of-pole solar panel mounting system offers the best alternative for achieving maximum performance from your solar panel. The closer the panel is to being perpendicular to the rays of the sun the higher the performance. This is accomplished by both tilting and rotating the panel for solar tracking.
A solar panel should be easy to adjust without the use of tools. Our panel mount design provides 13 tilt positions. Simply pull a pin, tilt the panel and replace the pin. Our pole mounting system enables the panel to be rotated 360 degrees and locked into position.
Installation is easy and requires only basic tools. Simply attach the pole sleeves to the stern cockpit rail(s) and slide in the pole. The pole rests on our unique ball and socket base. All pole components are stainless steel. The panel tilt mechanism is easily assembled and attached to the solar panel using standard fasteners. All panel mounting components are anodized aluminum.
We offer ready-to-assemble kits for commercially available solar panels and for our CMP high performance marine solar panels. We also offer a complete kit that includes everything you need to install solar on your boat; solar panel, mounting kit, charge controller and wire.
Our top-of-pole solar tracking systems are easily customized to accommodate most solar panels and most boat stern rail configurations. Contact us for a quote to customize a system to your specific requirements or purchase a kit and do it yourself.
Top-of-pole Marine Solar Panel Mounting Kits
Top-of-pole mount assembly for 100+ watt solar panels
Our anodized aluminum solar panel mounting systems are modular and can be easily customized to fit most solar panels. All of our mounting systems include our unique 13 point tilt mechanism which inserts directly into the top of the pole. Assembly and installation is easy and requires only basic tools. See our Product Manual section for more details.
Top-of-pole mounting systems can be purchased as a standard kit for specific panels or custom fabricated in our shop to fit your specific solar panel. We offer two mounting kits to effectively accommodate both large and small solar panels. Each kit includes all the materials needed to mount your solar panel.
$798 for under 100 watt panels; This panel mounting kit is designed for a panel under 110 watts including the CMP 90, 100 and 105 watt panels. The kit includes a 66 inch long 1.5 inch OD stainless steel pole, all pole mounting hardware, the panel tilt mechanism and all panel mounting hardware
$928 for over 100 watt panels; This panel mounting kit is designed for a panel over 100 watts including the CMP 130,140 and 160 watt panels. The kit includes a 66 inch long 1.5 inch OD stainless steel pole, all pole mounting hardware, the heavy duty panel tilt mechanism and all panel mounting hardware.