The other day I was working and gale winds came up. I realized that because I was in a meeting and I noticed how strong the wind was blowing. Checking on a weather website it said gale forces were in effect. I couldn’t take the panel inside since the meeting was going on, so I just had to wait. It turned out ok.
I looked and the Merlin solar folding panel didn’t have any damage. I was relived but if it had broken that was ok I would just get a higher wattage one. You learn from experience and sometimes things happen. It had already paid for itself in electricity produced so I have no problem investing in another solar panel if I needed to.
You can see to the right the view from the top of my Merlin folding solar panel. It has been very durable. I have been impressed. I first bought cheaper folding solar panels but the materials were cheap and they didn’t create energy in low light conditions. Even with a partly cloudy day I can get solar power. That is so exciting to me!
Today it is partly cloudy and I know that if I put the panel out I could generate some energy. I don’t know that it is worth it to me. According to the weather on Sunday it will be a Sunny day and that will be a better use of putting the panel out. I am only 1 slice away from being completely full. I like being full, but I also try to weight the cost of having the panel out when it only generates a small amount of electricity. Increasingly I am not putting it out in windy weather even though it could make a little bit of energy. Windy weather tends to be on partly cloudy days like today, so it is a choice.
I am just sharing this because the cost of this panel is worth it for the durability. I am very pleased with this product. No I am not getting any benefit from saying this.