Just wondering if anyone has noticed the amount of smoke in the air?

Prosolar

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I'm in ohio and lord, have I seen some reduced output from my solar arrays due to the smoke from the California/ Oregon fires. The amount of smoke has been on the local news every night. Heck some of the stations have put up smoke cover percentages.

Any one notice a drop in output power outside of the main fires? I'm talking midwest and east coast states
 

740GLE

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NH had 20 days of some sort of measurable rain fall in July. One of the wettest ever. When the sky’s weren’t wet, there was a decent haze from the wild fires. Bad days for production no matter what.
 

fratermus

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June 2021: Smoke from Moab blowing toward Grand Junction, CO

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OM617YOTA

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Interested in this one, I'm in Oregon. YES, the smoke is noticable.

I don't have a system built yet, so no clue how it will be effected. Smoke will be a part of the foreseeable future, so knowing what to expect will be good.
 

chrisw5

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In Indiana last week the moon had a red haze associated with it, I’m guessing attributed to the smoke from the wildfires.
 

YamInaBox

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I'm down in the bay area and it's starting to creep down here too, pretty smoggy haze to the north....
 

OM617YOTA

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Here's what I can contribute. Normally this Jackery charges at closer to 70w from this panel.

View the morning this was done. The sun was not this low when I was charging the Jackery, later in the day. This is just to give some idea of the smoke level.
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The setup:IMG_20210814_121730.jpg

Only 64w input:
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