Just a quick question. I have 10 panels I need to install. I have plenty of room, more or less, but I was looking at how wide these things are when all laid out side by side. With the connectors, it's like 26'+ wide.
I was thinking that if I split them, and did 2 rows of 5, and connected them that way, I could save some space/width.
I'm really thinking about doing 2 sets of 5 panels that are parallel. Each of the sets are in series, but not all 10. Is there any reason NOT to do this? Is there an efficiency gain of series vs. parallel? Theoretically, I can run them all in series, it'll just take a bit more plumbing.
ALSO ---can someone tell me what the purpose is for the ends of each panel to be sealed, rather than connected together like the tops? Is that for air release, or for some other reason?