I was cleaning
mine off the other day and thought about waxing them. Would that protect them from UV? I thought it might make them easier to clean. We get a lot of nasty soot in the air from the port of LA.
I did hear somebody else post that their chinese panels had issues with glazing but it didn't seem to affect performance. Did your panels lose power from the glazing?
Our boat faces south in her slip (and we normally keep the boom amidships in the slip). So the rig shades the panels until the afternoon. We pulled down 2kw yesterday without moving the boom, which means at least 25% of the panels are shared for most of the day. That is encouraging!
I modified my Morningstar config because the settings I got from various sources seemed a little too extra conservative.
Regulation Voltage: 14.40 V (12V), 28.80 V (24V), 57.59 V (48V)
Temperature Compensation: -0.000 V/degC
Absorption Time: 2:30:00 h:m:s
Absorption Ext. Voltage: disabled V
Reminder: disabled days
Float Voltage: disabled V
Equalize Voltage: disabled V
HVD: 14.60 V (12V), 29.20 V (24V), 58.40 V (48V)
HVDR: 13.20 V (12V), 26.40 V (24V), 52.80 V (48V)
Maximum Regulation Limit: 14.40 V (12V), 28.80 V (24V), 57.59 V (48V)
Maximum Battery Current
: 60.00 A
Array Voltage Fixed Target: disabled V
LED G -> G/Y: 14.00 V (12V), 28.00 V (24V), 56.01 V (48V)
LED G/Y -> Y: 13.00 V (12V), 26.00 V (24V), 52.01 V (48V)
LED Y -> Y/R: 12.00 V (12V), 24.01 V (24V), 48.01 V (48V)
LED Y/R -> R: 11.50 V (12V), 23.01 V (24V), 46.01 V (48V)
I'm still monkeying around with the LED values... and I need to program my victron for high and low voltage alarms still.