Why would you mount solar panels flat on the side of your power shed? I get asked this question from time to time when someone unfamiliar with, or just getting started with their solar power project sees a picture of my solar shed (pictured above). I do explain this in my book Going Off The Grid, but with a recent snow storm the above picture will make more sense than just reading about it.
Building a battery enclosure for your off the grid power system is essential. Not only is it required in most places in order to pass county inspections, but also critical to protect those important and expensive batteries.