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Solar panel: Shattered glass - epoxy or replace the glass? Answered

Hello,

I see many projects/videos about making solar panels or repairing shattered glass on solar panel with things like epoxy. But I have found nothing about chaging the glass of the solar panel.

The cost of epoxy  for a repair seems quite high (30$+?) and maybe not always suited long term. Assuming the cost of the glass wasnt much higher, is there something practical stoping a repair by chaging the glass rather than using epoxy?

Thank you!

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rickharris

Best Answer 2 years ago

Unless the solar array is bonded to the glass I don't see any reason not to change it . After all some one assembled the panel in the first place.

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RincewindTrickharris

Answer 2 years ago

Thanks, good point about the bonded glass as I think that is the case (bits of glass in the corners do not seem to fall easily).

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Josehf Murchison

2 years ago

What kind of solar panel?

As Rick said, as long as nothing is bonded to the glass, or the glass is a special glass, it should be as easy as going to your local hardware and getting a new piece of glass. No different than fixing a broken window.