Solar Panels absorb direct sunlight as a source of energy and is used to generate direct electricity.
Maintenance Snow is removed from the left or west column of modules only. Snow on the right or east column must not be disturbed allowing the modules to clear naturally. Snow clearing happens immediately after any snowfall or before sunrise the following morning. Pre and post cleaning photographs of the Edmonton array are taken to provide further insight into snow and wind dynamics. During the first four years of study Edmonton’s array has needed an average of 24 snow clearings per winter.