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Old 10-18-2015, 07:15 PM   #1
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Solar Panel "Issue"

Maybe I should be asking this in a solar forum, but I'll give it a try here anyway.

Just found out I have a mouse problem. My panel is mounted on the roof of my "generator shed", located next to the trailer. We have a permanent site setup. We found a huge mouse nest under the panel. It took a leaf blower and some sticks to clear it out.

Naturally, I'm concerned about the critters chewing on the wires. As a temporary solution I blocked the opening with some wood slats and rubber gasket material.

I believe that the mouse problem is gone now, but is there a problem with sealing off the back of the panel? Does it need to be ventilated?

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Old 10-18-2015, 08:12 PM   #2
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Airflow is usually needed to help cool the panel. The hotter the panel the less efficient it is.

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Old 10-19-2015, 11:33 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by CarlB View Post
Airflow is usually needed to help cool the panel. The hotter the panel the less efficient it is.

You can take 1/4" chicken wire and secure it to the SOLAR panel frame and the roof to keep the mice out and allow for air flow.

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