Mini Split update for Offgrid

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  • mike95490mike95490 Posts: 7,564Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    Dave Angelini said:....We had a thunderstorm on friday that dropped such huge hail, dirt clods were being thrown up. Pretty wild to drive thru also.
    How do PV panels hold up to that ?  Marble sized ?  ping pong ball size?
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  • XRingerXRinger Posts: 515Solar Expert ✭✭✭
    When I see those softball sized hailstones, I look outside at my little PV investment and think.. Those would never survive golf-ball hail..
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/texas-hit-massive-hail-38327607


  • XRingerXRinger Posts: 515Solar Expert ✭✭✭
    It was just that you guys got so hammered with one after another I  thought you might have bit the big one. I am glad that it worked out. 
    We had a thunderstorm on friday that dropped such huge hail, dirt clods were being thrown up. Pretty wild to drive thru also.

    Cheers!
    The only people we saw get hammered, were hit by falling trees. We've been driving around looking at the before & after of these storms and can't believe all the tree damage. Never seen anything like this.
     
    This one happened about an hour after we had driven right by that big tree.. 
    http://www.wcvb.com/article/woman-injured-by-falling-tree-in-woburn/19061248




  • Dave AngeliniDave Angelini Posts: 3,569Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    Yes trees ! The big equalizer. We have nasty hail here but when you have a 25 year product warranty for glass and everything else,
     it was tested in development and made it once again. :)

    My neighbors call and say when you come down the hill, bring the big saw. I am not sure mine is big enough for you east coasters ;)
    "we go where power lines don't" Sierra Mountains near Mariposa/Yosemite CA
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  • XRingerXRinger Posts: 515Solar Expert ✭✭✭
    A few years ago, one of my panels was hit by a falling limb. It was a small limb, but it left a tiny ding in the glass.
    Nothing that you would notice from 3 feet away.. The panel worked fine for a couple more years,
    until I made the mistake of cleaning with a garden hose. I noticed a small dot on the panel and sprayed it with the hose..
    A small amount of water got under the glass. An hour later, that little spot was burning under the glass. The burn was ~ 1/4" wide..
    I disconnected the panel, and the burning stopped. A nice 200W Canadian Solar, is now a fire hazard!

    My point: If you have hail on your PV panels, you need to put on a magnifier rig and inspect every square inch of your array.. 
    You might have some micro damage that escapes notice..
  • Dave AngeliniDave Angelini Posts: 3,569Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    We gaze onto their glass and just are amazed. Often this happens at happy hour :)

    My point is, really good solar panels, I mean relay good, come with a 25 year product warranty. If you bought them from Panasonic, or Sunpower or LG, all you need is a receipt and you get a new panel or  a check. Because I am one of the few who insist my clients have at least one tracked array they use the best panels. This is because the best also have much better power to size ratio. This  helps them fit on a tracker. In the old days Sanyo was the king but they sold to Panasonic, as you know Rich.

    The product warranty is far different than the power warranty.  

    I thought you guys were not suppose to get sun until May :)
    "we go where power lines don't" Sierra Mountains near Mariposa/Yosemite CA
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  • XRingerXRinger Posts: 515Solar Expert ✭✭✭
    It's nice and sunny right at this second..  It will be mild for a while. But winter is coming back on Monday. :(
    https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/?model=gfs&region=us&pkg=T2m&runtime=2018032812&fh=84
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