If you’re having a crack at mounting a solar panel, there are a few things to keep in mind. The first is to keep the wiring disconnected from the battery until it’s all done, but remember the solar panel doesn’t have an off switch, so it’s always live. Using specialised solar panel mounts will help ensure there is enough ventilation under the panel to regulate the heat. Mount them nice and securely using Sikaflex. I used Sikaflex 252 to get the job done, which is the recommended formula for this application. When it comes to mounting the solar regulator, make sure it’s as close to the battery as possible. The idea is to reduce the amount of voltage drop in the cables, which can cause incorrect voltage signals to be received by the controller – yep, it mucks things right up!