Let it snow, let it snow…

Today it’s snowing and I like it, the vineyards love the snow in winter. The only negative thing will happen tomorrow, when it stops snowing and my solar panels will be covered. Then some volunteer (care to try guessing who?) will have to go up on the roof and take the snow away… The solar panels on the roof of my farm cover 35% of my energy consumption. They feed with energy the heat pump that makes the underfloor heating work and regulates the temperature in the cellar. Another advantage is that they work both for warming up during the winter, and for cooling down during the summer. When it snows we have to take the snow out from panel, to let the rays go through. The only way to do it is to climb up the roof and take the snow away: we have to be careful, first not to fall, but also not to not ruin the panels, compromising the efficiency.