The Weather Effect

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SNOW

Solar panels are mounted to face the sun on a slope; therefore snow typically melts or slides off quickly and effortlessly. In cases of heavy snowfall, a roof rake can be used to remove the snow from your panels without any damage.

RAIN

Rain can be beneficial in keeping your panels operating efficiently by washing away dust or dirt. Furthermore, visible light still gets through the clouds and rainfall to produce significant energy.

CLOUDS

Although the efficiency of solar panels slightly decreases on cloudy days, it doesn’t mean that zero power is being produced. Solar panels utilize both visible light and infrared light in order to create energy. In fact, solar panels that work on cloudy days just hit a record-breaking 22.1% efficiency.

HAIL

Our solar panels are designed to withstand hail stones traveling up to 50 miles per hour. Specialists thoroughly test materials, prototypes, and finished solar panels to ensure optimal performance and durability.

TREES

Our experts have the knowledge in choosing the best areas of your roof to add panels that will maximize your return on investment. Shadows may affect a panel in the morning and not the rest of the day, resulting in overall efficient performance.


Solar Panel Efficiency in Less Daylight

Utah and Idaho

  • 226 days of sun each year
  • 5.26 hours of direct sunlight per day
  • Significant amount of solar radiation
  • Sufficient moisture to clean panels
  • Optimum temperatures

 

Utah and Idaho are ideal states for solar power. Although power rates are expected to increase roughly 8% each year, Utah and Idaho have made great advances in net metering. This technology allows for you to be rewarded for the excess power you’ve propelled into the grid.