Solar Panels

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.