..sort of like Groundhog Day ( the movie that is) . Snow was followed by rain and we had an inch layer of ice on top of the panels blocking the ever important power prodution. I am not helping anything by not having the panels tilted for optimal winter sun collection so with this angle/panel setup the snow accumulates too much…but we have not really had much snow so I have not been putting my whole ass into making sure the panels are continually clean of snow…plus we are tentativly planning on installing our whole system in the summer..
A broom, 1 water jug filled with well water and some soft scraping with my gloved hand..and 15 minutes later (with multiple soakings) the panels are clear, I have an empty water jug and soaked gloves..which promptly froze as I was wearing them in the -16c weather..literally 5 minutes after finishing I could no longer pick anything up due to stiff gloves…so back inside to do some chores.
..look outside 2 hours later and thanks to snow falling I get to do it all over again..deja vu all over again.