That would be on our solar panels since the heavy, wet snow we had last week plastered about 4" of ice and snow on them.
Remarkably, in the more than 15 years we've had the solar panels, there has never been a situation when the snow and/or ice didn't melt or slide off the panels within a day of being covered. The panels are on a tracker that follows the light (and whatever sun there may be) from dawn until dusk so full advantage is taken of any solar energy available.
But in this particular circumstance, the layer of snow stuck like glue for days. And days. Which basically eliminated any solar energy coming into our alternative energy system and battery bank.
Yesterday hubby decided to take steps to rectify our lack of solar power.
Out he went lugging the long extension ladder and a broom. 'Twas a cold, cold day for such a chore, but he wasn't waiting any longer for Mother Nature to bounce warm enough rays off the panels to melt the snow. (Heck, we might have had to wait until May for that.)
Job accomplished to the best of his reaching abilities, he made the trek back to a warmer environment.
Okay, ol' Sol, time to do your thing. Our batteries are starving for a burst of energy.
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