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Old 07-11-2018, 11:34 PM   #31
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Apparently there's a minimum verbosity requirement on this site so this sentence is added to meet that requirement!

Thanks - I see what you mean. I couldn't just say thanks. Posts have to be at least 10 characters.
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:07 AM   #32
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Is hailstone damage a covered peril in an auto comprehensive policy?
Yes, but over a certain amount they total the car - since we couldn't replace it for the amount we would get, we elected to take a lesser cash settlement from the insurance company. Really, the dents don't hurt anything and by the time we're ready to sell the car in a few years, those dents won't matter.
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:26 PM   #33
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Are you kidding? I want my whole frigging VAN made out of those!
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Only if you can verify that there's no polycarbonate in their construction. I took a quick look at the website and the manufacturer is referring to a building standard that is described by the phrase "thermally toughened soda lime silicate safety glass". But I didn't dig deeply enough to know whether that's ALL that is in those things. Polycarbonate is tougher than hell, and it is what came to mind upon seeing that short video. But it is a material that clouds and yellows with age. I can't think of anything that could be worse for solar panels.
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Only if you can verify that there's no polycarbonate in their construction. I took a quick look at the website and the manufacturer is referring to a building standard that is described by the phrase "thermally toughened soda lime silicate safety glass". But I didn't dig deeply enough to know whether that's ALL that is in those things. Polycarbonate is tougher than hell, and it is what came to mind upon seeing that short video. But it is a material that clouds and yellows with age. I can't think of anything that could be worse for solar panels.
As far as I know all photovoltaic rigid panels use tempered glass with AR coating. Most likely it takes more kinetic energy / impact area to crack the glass versus dent the sheet metal.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:08 PM   #35
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Most likely it takes more kinetic energy / impact area to crack the glass versus dent the sheet metal.
I can attest to this based on personal experience with a severe hail storm. Panel made it through just fine. Roof, not so much.
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