By converting the sun’s rays into electricity, solar panels provide a renewable source of energy for our homes and businesses. Although they are usually installed at roof level, and they are manufactured to withstand the impact from small airborne debris, they aren’t equipped to handle a powerful hail storm or a stray baseball.
Safety first. The terminals on the solar panel transmit electricity to your home's electrical system when the panel absorbs sunlight. Cover the panel with a heavy blanket at least thirty minutes before beginning the repairs. In addition, working with solar panels in rain or when you are wet may result in an electrical shock.
Apply glass tape to the crack in a single layer. The tape assists in directing the solder bead as you work.