Aptera Solar panel/cell info (2)
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If one of the solar cells is damaged (impact/malfunction) will it take out the whole sub array (hood/dash/roof/hatch)?
Now that DC fast charging has been confirmed, my only concern with the Launch Edition is the solar hood. I did not order it in my previous custom configuration, as I feel those cells will be very susceptible to impact damage (i.e. rocks). Does anyone know what happens if one cell of the hood array is taken out of commission by an impact? Do you lose only that cell’s output? Lose a full row? The whole hood sub-array? Hopefully the hood sub array would be the worst case, and one damage hood cell will not bring the entire solar package to 0 Watts… As I feel damage to those cells is basically guaranteed if you own the car long enough, and will likely be a pain to fix, I would like to know how Aptera has configured the cells (also useful to determine what happens with partial shading, such as a bird poop or a leaf on one cell).