even with the snow, the solar panels managed to eke out 882Wh of energy on this wet and snowy day. the fact that it was a few degrees above freezing helped out because when my father and i returned to belmont around noontime to check on the status of the panels, we saw that a good amount of snow on the main roof panels had slid off. the sun roof panels were mostly covered but the very top portions were peeking out. i'd wanted to climb the roof and clean the snow off, but my father said it wasn't necessary, and believed it'd still above freezing throughout the night (i wasn't as hopeful). besides, i thought the snowing was beginning to let up, but it started snowing even heavier by that point, big clumpy flakes, so it would've been pointless to clean.
i went with my father to the boston chinatown to ming's supermarket to get a box of frozen chinese dumplings along with a few other grocery items. the place was surprisingly empty, more workers than customers. the fishmongers seemed bored, standing around with nothing to do. i picked up a few package of instant noodles. my father gave me a ride home before returning to the cafe.
for dinner i ate two more slices of my quiche. i don't think they're done cooking, the crust still seems a little raw. nothing that 20 minutes in the toaster oven can't remedy. i'm a little worried about tomorrow: the forecast calls for a bright and sunny day, perfect for solar production, but i'm curious how much snow melted off the panels. whatever that didn't melt today will freeze solid overnight and we won't be able to clean it off until the weekend when the weather will be back in the upper 40's again.