Part of learning how to properly install a solar system needs to include how not to install a solar system. The following pages will be a collection of what not to do and how some of these installation practices can lead to failures. To be clear these are photos sent to me by friends and that I’ve collected over the years. I won’t say my early installations were perfect but I learned quick and fixed my mistakes. I want to share these to help installers to quickly raise through the learning curve associated with solar to install reliable solar systems with a 40+ year life expectancy.