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Posts Tagged ‘washing

26.6 kW

July 13, 2011

My neighbor, Gordy, two houses down, made 26.6 kW on his best day in the last two weeks. Yahoo for Gordy. Yes, he beat my highest but that is ok. He has a larger system, so it is to be expected. I bet if he washed his solar panels off he would make even more. […]

After washing off the solar panels

July 11, 2011

Today was the day, I got up early and washed off my panels. I had to get up on the roof since my patio cover keeps me too far away from the highest panels to reach them with normal garden hose pressure. There were plenty of little bird droppings on them which are easy to […]

July is here!

July 1, 2011

Yes, another month and another bunch of kilowatts. I plan to wash the solar panels one morning soon if it cools down some. It will be 103 today. HOT! Hopefully the cleaning will make a difference in the peak on my production. It worked for Robert. Last time I washed them the peak of the […]

Washing solar panels and the results afterwards

June 29, 2011

Robert, my long time friend, sent me this from his solar panel output results from the web. Dear Dan, I am attaching two pictures that shows what happens when you clean the panels. Yesterday before cleaning and today after just hosing off the dust which took about 5 minutes including time to get the ladder […]

A solar truck drove by me on my street today!

June 15, 2011

Ahh, the sight of a solar truck! I saw one today on my street. Maybe the neighbor is finally getting it installed. Yahoo! There will be two of us on the same street running solar, very cool. I will ask him tomorrow if he is getting his solar in finally. Ahh, the wait. I remember […]