Best option for areas with few hours of sunlight or when combined with power-intensive electronics.
Add-ons and Customization
Solar Panel Mounts (fits 10 and 20 watt)
A solar panel must be oriented toward the mid-day sun to gather the most available power, which can be easily accomplished using these ball head mounts. Cameras are often oriented so that the sun is behind the camera to prevent lens flare, so the optimum solar panel orientation is commonly in opposite directions. The Cyclapse system separates the camera housing mount from the solar panel mount, to allow optimum orientation of each, and prevent wind on a solar panel from affecting the camera.
These mounts fit both our 10 and 20 watt solar panels.
The Cyclapse mounting arms are very rigid, minimizing movement in even high winds. The mounting arms are designed to work with the housing and solar panel attachments in the Cyclapse system. The standard mounting arm length is 12 inches, but other lengths may be provided.
Holes are provided in each arm design to accommodate two different positions of the ball mount stud, used for attaching the housing or solar panels. Pairs of small holes are provided for use with cable ties, to secure solar panel power cables, for instance.