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Old 09-02-2015, 09:47 PM   #11
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I will wash the roof and solar panels once or twice a year. Haven't noticed any degradation in panel performance in between washes.
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:11 PM   #12
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Well when I retire next year that solar panel is going to sparkle.

We got the escape last August. I washed the solar panel once a few weeks ago.

We notice no difference in output because we've never had a problem. We love the solar and our twin 6 batteries
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Old 09-02-2015, 10:17 PM   #13
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I will wash the roof and solar panels once or twice a year. Haven't noticed any degradation in panel performance in between washes.
It's not like they stop working. The drop-off can be quite minor. It would take a real coating to drop them to nothing. But for those of us who monitor the output to the second decimal place it is measurable. It's the same rationale for having tilting and swiveling panels, the desire to optimize the output.

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Old 09-02-2015, 10:51 PM   #14
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It's not like they stop working. The drop-off can be quite minor. It would take a real coating to drop them to nothing. But for those of us who monitor the output to the second decimal place it is measurable. It's the same rationale for having tilting and swiveling panels, the desire to optimize the output.

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But since that minuscule decrease in performance has no impact on our use of the trailer, it is really quite inconsequential to us.
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:05 AM   #15
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There's a fair number of crows in my neighborhood, the older “resident” crows leave me alone but the youngins sometimes like to use vehicles as a bombing range. So far they've missed the solar panel, (still bombers in training), but I still keep checking so their “bombs” will wash off easily.
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