Voting Question: do solar panels work effectively in the winter?

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  • Voting Question: do solar panels work effectively in the winter?


Answer #1 | 21/12 2013 03:07 long as there is enough light............doesn't need to be very sunny, we have panels and they generate small amount even when no direct sunlight.
Answer #2 | 21/12 2013 10:35
Solar insolation falls to about a tenth in the winter, when the sun is shining. Buy a genny and have plenty of diesel on standby for when the national grid starts to run out in the run uP to 2015.
Answer #3 | 21/12 2013 18:12
Solar panels work better in cooler temperatures. There being less sunlight to capture is another story altogether.
Answer #4 | 23/12 2013 05:43
Solar panels can work properly during the winter as long as you install it properly. The panels should be a bit inclined to prevent snow from covering everything. A blue sky during the winter is perfect since it becomes more efficient. Solar electric systems depend on the rays of the sun and as long as you have that you will be producing the power you need to run stuff at home. A clear winter sky may actually help produce more power compared to the power production during the summer because heat that makes some panels inefficient are taken out of the equation.
Answer #5 | 23/12 2013 09:33

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