MAXIMIZING SOLAR EFFICIENCY: HOW SEASONAL CHANGES AFFECT YOUR SOLAR PANELS
As a homeowner, you may be wondering which seasons are the most efficient for your solar panels. The answer may vary depending on several factors such as location, weather, and panel rating. At Prime Choice Solar, we want to ensure that our customers make the most of their solar investment. Therefore, we use the highest quality solar panels that can withstand different seasonal conditions and still produce maximum energy efficiency.
SEASONAL FACTORS AFFECTING SOLAR PANEL EFFICIENCY
Several seasonal factors can have an impact on the energy output of solar panels. These include the location of the solar panels, the weather conditions, the time of day, and the outside temperature. Each of these factors can affect the efficiency of solar panels differently, so it’s important to understand how they work together to maximize energy output. By taking these seasonal elements into account, homeowners can optimize the performance of their solar panels and ensure they get the most out of their investment.
The positioning of the sun changes throughout the year, marking the points when the sun will radiate the most heat, or conversely, display a lower intensity. For instance, the sun is most prevalent in the summer months, from June until mid-September. During this time, solar panels directly facing the sun’s surface will collect and produce the most energy.
Weather conditions that block the sun’s rays have a detrimental effect on solar energy output. For example, clouds hinder the ability of solar panels to produce maximum energy efficiency because of the lack of sunlight.
- TIME OF DAY
In California, there is an average of 5.82 peak sunlight hours, which is defined as one hour in which the intensity of sunlight reaches an average of 1,000 watts of energy per square meter. This gives homeowners a little less than six hours a day for solar energy panels to collect and output maximum amounts of energy. However, our solar panels are highly efficient, with large amounts of energy output even in natural daylight.
Additionally, adding a solar battery to existing solar energy panels creates the ability to store energy and use electricity even when the power is out.
Extremely high temperatures during peak solar months can decrease solar energy output. On the contrary, fall months may produce even larger amounts of energy because less stress is being put on the system from high temperatures.
WHY PRIME CHOICE SOLAR?
At Prime Choice Solar, we are committed to providing the highest quality solar products to ensure maximum energy efficiency for our customers. Our flawless solar installations, from beginning to end, will make you smile, especially knowing you have grid independence even on those cloudy days.
Maximizing your solar efficiency is easy when you choose us. Trust us for your next solar purchase and experience the benefits of renewable energy.
In conclusion, while seasonal changes can impact the efficiency of solar panels, with proper installation and maintenance, homeowners can still benefit from using solar energy all year round. It is important to work with a reputable installer that uses high-quality solar products and understands the unique needs of each home’s location and climate.
PRIME CHOICE SOLAR is committed to promoting the use of solar energy as the way forward, and we are here to assist you in making the transition. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing high-quality solar panels, installation, and maintenance services to ensure that you receive the best return on your investment. By embracing solar energy, you can not only save money on your energy bills but also contribute to a healthier environment.
If you’re keen to learn more about solar energy and how it can benefit your home, don’t hesitate to contact us at 888.205.8484 or or click here to get started. We’re always available to help you move closer to a brighter, more sustainable future.