Storm Filomena

Installed Solar PV Assets In Spain Are Facing Down-Time Due To Heavy Snowfall, Caused By Storm Filomena

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According to a study published in 2013 by researchers at the University of Queens, the annual yield of crystalline solar panels in Southwest Ontario is reduced by up to 3.5% per year due to snow compared to a scenario in the same location without snow during the storm filomena.

In the opinion of experts dealing with this technology on a daily basis, such as Javier Asensio, CEO of Vector Renewables, a layer of only 3 or 4 centimeters of snow can make a conventional panel stop working completely.

According to Jesús Vega, a Spanish specialist in residential photovoltaics, although only a part of the panel is covered by snow and the rest is clean, it is usual for it to stop working completely.