I have installed 3 Solara panels
that are walk on deck
mount type. They are mounted exactly as recommended by the manufacturer. The installation
is excellent and we love the panels
. They appear to be very high quality. The location and power generation is good....etc.
But we have noticed that with this type of install with no air circulation around the underside of the panel a tremendous amount of heat is generated. The underside of the deck
just below the panel can be quite hot to the touch. The overhead paint work
just below the panel appears to be "scaling" or cracking. The Admiral spent a lot of time and effort in this department... hence this post
So curious if there are any opinions or concerns that the Forum can share?
I realize that electrical
production efficiency is affected by heat. But this is baked into the equation. More curious about other issues with heat.
There have been some reports of roof fires on home solar
installations. But I am not sure if they were accurately reported or perhaps electrical
and not heat related.
In my mind I can not imagine these panels generating enough heat to cause combustion. But maybe there are others that have had issues of some sort...
Just thought I would throw this out there to see what you guys think.