Snow-covering effects on the power output of solar photovoltaic arrays

  title={Snow-covering effects on the power output of solar photovoltaic arrays},
  author={Bronwyn L. Brench},
In general, snow covering a photovoltaic panel causes negligible energy loss when the snow is light and melts easily; however, a more serious loss can occur when the snow is heavy and does not quickly melt or shed. In order to examine the effects of snow cover on the output energy available from photovoltaic modules, a small-scale snow-shedding experiment was conducted during the winter of 1978-79 at the Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah. This site was chosen since it was the planned… Expand
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