Winter is Coming, What Can You Do for Your Solar Panel

With the temperature gradually lowers, many areas are now entering into autumn or even winter. Therefore, a question then comes: What can owners do for their solar panels when winter approaches? Whether you live in a warmer climate where cold weather is touch and go, or you are used to freezing temperatures all season long, you may wonder what you need to do to prepare your solar system for the winter. There are things you’ll probably want to know. Here are some common subjects that homeowners often have questions about. 

Do solar panels produce less energy during winter months?

The simple answer is that if it’s sunny outside, you’re good to go. Summer isn’t the only season to reap benefits from your solar system. SOLARPARTS solar panels perform well in colder weather and can even generate clean energy on cloudy days. We’re known for having the most efficient panels on the market, which means that SOLARPARTS panels can generate more energy in less space.

Should you remove snow from our solar panel?

There are many resources out there telling homeowners how to maintain their solar system. But when it comes to snow, removing it from your solar panels isn’t usually necessary. In most locations, it will melt off after a reasonable amount of time. Plus, the risk of removing snow is often greater than the reward of the increased production. There are exceptions, however. With cases of very heavy snow where there’s a tendency for it to stay on panels for a month or more, there can be a benefit of hiring a company to come out and remove that snow. Never try to do your own snow removal in these instances – especially if mounted on a roof.                            

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What are some ways to make a home winter ready?

It’s no secret that daylight hours are shorter in the winter. However, it shouldn’t be too much of an issue for your solar system if you are actively trying to conserve energy. To ensure your energy consumption isn’t surpassing your energy production, you should look for ways that you can make your home more efficient, including the following:

  • Weatherproofing your home by stopping drafts with doorstoppers, weatherstripping windows and insulating electrical outlets are fairly inexpensive ways to keep out unwanted cold weather.
  • Add more insulation if needed. This reduces the amount of energy needed to heat your home.
  • Replace windows and doors with versions that are more efficient.
  • Install a smart thermostat to help you maintain ideal temperatures when you are home, and more importantly, when you’re away.

Can SOLARPARTS solar panels handle extreme winter weather?

SOLARPARTS panels are extremely durable and the reason comes down to their design. A solar panel is made up of solar cells. SOLARPARTS solar cells are unlike any other. It is made with SP highest-efficiency solar cells, which can deliver the most power and highest charging efficiency in their product class. And we use top-grade lightweight polymer materials to make each panel easy to transport, install and up to 30 degrees of flexibility.   

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SOLARPARTS patented solar cell design gives it flexibility and strength under the same circumstances. SOLARPARTS solar panels have the lowest degradation rate on the market. Degradation rate is the reduction of power output for a solar panel over time. With IP65 junction box, resist power loss due to bending and squeezing. Those conventional solar panels we were talking about earlier lose about 17% power output during the same amount of time.

In summary, there’s really nothing you need to do to prepare your solar system for winter weather, especially if you have SOLARPARTS reliable solar panels. So, enjoy your warm and cozy home knowing it’s heated with better, cleaner energy.

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