How to Remove Snow from Solar Panels — BRIGHTSTAR SOLAR

Here are a few options, and Rain-X ISN’T one of them. (It washes off after a few rains! Yeah, so does bird do.) haha

via How to Remove Snow from Solar Panels — BRIGHTSTAR SOLAR.

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When Should You Worry About Snow on Solar Panels? | Solar Builder Magazine

“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”

Interested in adjustable roof racking? Active Solar Power enthusiast, those individuals who tinker with their system may chose to install adjustable racking. During the winter months an adjustable rack would allow you to take advantage of the suns winter positioning.

via When Should You Worry About Snow on Solar Panels? | Solar Builder Magazine.

A tale of solar panels, snow, and roof rakes – CNET Mobile

But if you’re so inclined…

“On Wednesday morning, I was prepared. A week earlier, I had bought a snow rake. (These are hot items this year given all the snow and problems with ice dams.) A snow rake–the one I bought was about $75–is just a flat aluminum plate with a long handle. Run it down your roof and the snow comes off.”

via A tale of solar panels, snow, and roof rakes – CNET Mobile.

What happens when you get snow on solar panels? – Home Energy Pros

“In heavy snowfall, the solar panels still give off heat, allowing the snow to begin melting above them. Houses with solar panels will avoid roof cave ins because of the dispersion of the snow due to the heat of the panels.
Snow falling off panels simultaneously cleans them and therefore boosts their power output.
On days when snow covers your solar panels, there is no need to worry about your output because your total energy is calculated throughout the entire year, meaning that variations in output during winter months are made up at other parts of the year.”

via What happens when you get snow on solar panels? – Home Energy Pros.

 
I wouldn’t advise using a rake to clean your panels, but I’d seriously think about some Rain-X.

Most people are especially concern about their electricity generation during storms because a utility’s outage usually means your solar power system may power down IF it has not been UPGRADED to, or DESIGNED as a BIMODAL or ISLAND-capable system. Contact your Solar Power Consultant, Contractor, or Installer and inquire about Bimodal and Island-capable Solar Power Systems.