Marc's Public Blog - Solar Power


All | Aquariums | Arduino | Btrfs | Cars | Cats | Clubbing | Dining | Diving | Electronics | Exercising | Flying | Hiking | Linux | Linuxha | Monuments | Museums | Public | Rc | Sciencemuseums | Snow | Solar | Trips



Table of Content for solar:

More pages: January 2009 April 2009 November 2009 February 2010 March 2010 May 2010 June 2010 August 2010 March 2011 March 2012 July 2012 March 2013 March 2014 March 2015 March 2018



2012/07/30 Cleaning Solar Panels
π 2012-07-30 01:01 in Solar
I had been doing a better job in the past on cleaning our solar panels last years and I got a bit lazy this year. That was stupid, they had a layer for dust pigeon poop, and other crap.
It took an hour with water hoses, a broom, and dishwasher liquid, but the effort was worth it.

I only have a week's worth of data and it's weather dependent, but the peak production number averaged over a week went from 4542 Watts to 4964 Watts, and the daily production went from 30.3Kwh/day to 34.9Kwh/day.
That may have been 300Kwh to 500Kwh that have been lost due to dirty panels.

Moral of the story: don't be lazy :)


More pages: January 2009 April 2009 November 2009 February 2010 March 2010 May 2010 June 2010 August 2010 March 2011 March 2012 July 2012 March 2013 March 2014 March 2015 March 2018