There is a myth that solar panels don't work in winter, but we are happy to say that this is not true! In fact, winter is good for solar energy production because the cold temperatures increase the output of the solar panels.
You may be wondering why? Solar panels are more effective in cold conditions than in hot conditions. The photovoltaic (PV) technology found in your solar panels will convert sunlight into electricity more efficiently in the colder months. This means that your solar panels will generate more electricity for every hour of sunlight they get during the day, which is very useful for the shorter, colder days of winter!
So we now know that solar panels are cooler, but what if it snows? Let's take a moment to delve into the facts about snow: the
Once any part of the panel is exposed to sunlight, the heat spreads throughout the panel and melts the snow.
Solar panels can convert any type of sunlight into electricity, which means that solar panels are able to capture the sunlight reflected from the snow.
The solar panels are designed to withstand a certain amount of weight and the snow is not heavy enough to cause problems. Snow has little effect on the solar panels as the wind can easily blow them away. Heavy snow will limit the amount of energy produced by the solar panels, but the light will still be able to pass through the snow. Solar panels mounted at an angle will help the snow to slide off.