Myth #2: Solar Panels Don’t Work in the Winter
While it may surprise you, solar panels can be just as efficient and effective during the winter months as they are during the summer heat. In fact, solar panels are actually at their most efficient in cold, sunny climates, rather than in hot weather.
This is because colder temperatures prevent the panels from overheating. Remember, solar panels use sunlight to generate electricity, rather than heat. Skiers and snowboarders know just how bright and powerful the sun can be, even on the coldest winter days!
Live somewhere with LOTS of snow that can build up on your panels? It’s likely that you’re living at a fairly high latitude, and mounting your panels at a fairly steep angle will be most efficient AND help keep snow from accumulating too much.
Ultimately, and depending where you live, you might just have to take a snowy trip out with a broom to clear off your panels anyway. However, after that, you’ll enjoy added power from the sun’s refraction off the bright snow!