It happens every day: A bird flies over a rooftop solar panel array and deposits an unwelcome offering on a cell. Bird droppings are an annoyance that need to be cleaned off, but can also result in a hot spot on the affected cell, impacting the entire panel’s output and potentially affecting its long-term performance.
Ideal opened its first factory in Claremont, California, earlier this year. The factory, which is set up as non-profit organization, aims to deploy rooftop PV on low-to-middle income homes across southern California.
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