yea the more i though about it, unless they were submerged there's no way they are compromised beyond the connector. we are over 5 miles from salt air too.There's a very good chance that the panels are fine and only the MC4 connectors will need to be replaced.
I got a couple of never used, awful looking panels that were 'stored' on the ground for about 6 years.
The MC4s had to be replaced and the panels washed - good as new
i sent up the flying camera machine. 50 pallets must have been the buy, they probably got a container. There is about 5 pallets in what appears to be the "bad" pile, some don't even look opened. ironically, this photo is taken about 150 yards from where i want to place the array. it's a sign from the sun.
I'm going with 19-1 odds he will just offer to give them to me. if that's the case, assuming the first few repair/test goes well, I will buy the container ASAP so i have somewhere to store all these while i mount 8 on the roof of the container.
I'm going to try and ID them from the photo, i'm curious what kind of wattage there are. i see 6 columns, 12 rows of cells on each half of the panel. or are the rectangle cells called half cells? i have seen that term a lot.
edit: looks a lot like these...