All solar panel owners are concerned with achieving the best efficiency from their system, and a big worry for many as the winter
Snow and winter conditions can affect solar panels in a number of ways. Firstly, and perhaps most obviously, by limiting the light reaching the solar panel. This can happen in three ways.
With dark mornings, and early sunsets,
With snow comes clouds, so even during those few daylight hours, your panels may not be receiving as much light as on a nice clear day. Proper maintenance of your solar panels ensures that they take full advantage of whatever light is available to them.
Finally, snow can accumulate directly on your solar panels and this will have the biggest impact on your electricity production. Even as little as half an inch of snow resting on your solar panels can put them in permanent darkness, hardly producing any electricity at all. Removing the snow as quickly as possible, while avoiding any damage to your panels, is the only way to maintain electricity production.
How else does snow affect solar panels?
Many solar arrays have all the panels wired into a single inverter and all panels act as a single unit. This was done because inverters were too large and costly to practically add one to every panel. One of the downfalls of this system is that all the panels default to the lowest common denominator output so, for example, if a single panel is affected by snow, the output from the whole array will be reduced, even from those panels that are still clear.
With our solar panel cleaning equipment, we know how to safely remove snow from solar panels, even heavy snowfall can be removed with no damage to your delicate solar panels. You will be producing electricity, even when your neighbours are not, maximising the financial gain from your solar panels.
Clean snow-free solar panels will often produce more electricity hour for