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« Reply #60 on: May 14, 2019, 08:18:47 PM »

Those 2 panels down at ground level are going to get covered by weeds in a week and block production. You had better put some plastic membrane there to stop anything growing there.
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« Reply #61 on: May 15, 2019, 07:00:58 AM »

Those 2 panels down at ground level are going to get covered by weeds in a week and block production. You had better put some plastic membrane there to stop anything growing there.
It's on the plan for this weekend.
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« Reply #62 on: May 15, 2019, 10:24:01 AM »

well thats an intresting one , or i remember my thoughts now when installed my ground mount PV  (but PV was  about 3.5 $ per watt)   to have a mirror at the bottom  or water in form of a pond   to reflect  light

i ended up doing nuthing like that  , what was  a mistake , cause strimming weeds and grass  near the panels was not too easy and   seeing little stones  and cuttings  flying around,  them was not too pleasant

external Mirror foil is about 2 Euro  per m2


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« Reply #63 on: May 15, 2019, 08:38:24 PM »

The 2 additional panels were not part of the original plan but I went with it instead of moving the fencing too much to keep all 18 panels together. I'm intending to put some membrane and old slabs down so the weeds shouldnt be an issue.
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« Reply #64 on: May 15, 2019, 08:48:32 PM »

Water in form of a pond   to reflect  light

Dont do the foil, would look bad... But a pond would be awesome, as the evaporation cooling effect as well will keep ambient temps down, further improving the output!
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