A water-resistant apparatus is provided. This water-resistant apparatus is positioned near a photovoltaic module. The water-resistant apparatus includes hollow, elongated conduits, and each conduit can hold water with surface tension based on exposure of the conduit to water. The surface tension causes a formation of a meniscus that inhibits a flow of water through the conduit.
STATEMENT REGARDING STATE SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT
The invention was made with State of California support under California Energy Commission Contract Number 500-04-009. The Energy Commission has Certain Rights to this Invention.