Have you ever wondered whether Solar Panels works in winters or not? If yes, then do they provide the same efficiency as they provide in the summers, or is there any difference in the performance in winters? If you have all these questions in your mind, then you are not alone. Many people have these questions and in this blog, we will try to clear all of your questions.
It is a common belief that solar panel does not work in winters or snowy season – but it is a myth. The real truth is solar panels work just as well during the winters or even in the snow. As long as solar panels are not covered with snow they can provide the same output.
Many premium solar panels use silicon covered by anti-reflective glass on their solar panels to absorb the maximum sunlight. This helps them to generate more heat than your roof (and hence generate more electricity). Due to absorbing more heat, it melts snow quickly (even before your roof), keeping your solar system producing power even when heavy snow may still be on the ground.What happens during the heavy snow days?
During heavy snow days, there can be heavy snowfall which can cover the entire sola panels. Generally, 20 to 40 pounds of snow can be easily handled by the solar panels and this snow can melt in 2 to 4 days easily.
If you reside in an area that has heavy snowfall then we would suggest you find the solar panel brand which has the capacity to hold a heavyweight of snow.
Is there any maintenance of solar panels during winters?
The great thing about solar panels is that they are virtually maintenance-free even during the winter months.
But if you reside in an area where there is a heavy snowfall then you may need to take the help of a professional to clean the snow for your roof safety.
Remember it is not about warmth, It is about sunlight
We need to always remember that solar panels generate electricity from sunlight and not from the heat of the sun. In fact, ideally, the cooler environment of 77° is ideal as per the industry standards.
Even in the most frigid winter temperatures, when sunlight is shining, solar panels in the winter months will produce the electricity you need to become more self-sufficient by making your own power at home.