University of Toledo engineers have unveiled a groundbreaking solution to snow-related energy losses on solar panels. Their innovative strip, designed for easy application to the lower edge of panels, melts snow without affecting sunlight absorption.
It’s durable, requires no energy, and can extend panel life. With 150 satisfied pilot test operators, the product is a game-changer, potentially adding $150 million in annual revenue as it aims to reach 28 million utility-scale panels in snow-prone U.S. states. The future looks brighter for year-round solar energy production thanks to this remarkable technology.