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Old 05-01-2013, 06:33   #1
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Strange Question

I have four solar panels of 50 w each mounted on arch. I cannot rotate them. I was wondering if taping a reflective cloth like one uses on the windshield of a car to keep out heat or ice would boost production when sun is lower in horizon. Any thoughts?

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Re: Strange Question

Maybe, if you had an ammeter set up on your system you might be able to see a bit of deflection. Being so far north it may be worth the effort.

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Sure it would, but I'd bet you would find it more hassle than it's worth. Wind picks up and you're chasing reflectors around the harbor. Maybe get a wind generator also?
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Re: Strange Question

Every degree mine are faced to or from the sun has a quite dramatic effect. Try a reflector. It's a good idea and has science to back it up

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Maybe you won't be able to make an exact parabola but it shows you that sun lights power can be reflected easily.

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