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Will Solar Power Work on Rainy Days?

Solar Power Ormond BeachSolar power is generated through sunlight absorbed by solar panels. Solar PV’s are usually installed on roofs or mounted on the ground with the least shade possible to get the most sunlight. Come rainy days, some would worry if their solar panels would generate enough power or many would wonder if solar power can work on rainy days at all.

 

It is still officially summer in the Sunshine State. While some of us prepare for hurricanes around this time of the year, it is safe to say that for most of the year, Florida enjoys a whole lot of sunshine. It is still most ideal to know more about how we can get most out of our solar power system when the rainy days come.

 

The short answer to the question above – solar power will still work on rainy days. Solar panels may produce about 25% of their usual capacity on very cloudy days. This could cause some homeowners to worry especially if solar is their main source of power. One great way to solve this is through a solar battery back-up system.

 

A solar battery stores the power generated by your solar panel system on sunnier days. This stored power can be used on days when the solar panels cannot generate as much power such as on cloudy and rainy days.

 

It is also great to know that rain is not all that bad for your solar panels. Although there are some precautions you have to take such as:

 

  • Make sure the solar panels are attached and installed properly on very stable and even surfaces to keep them in place especially during bad weather conditions.
  • Make sure there are no hazard trees or overgrown trees surrounding your solar panel system which can cause damage to the panels.

 

The main benefit of rain to your solar panels is that it can help cool down the panel’s surface, which is a great thing. The sunlight is used to generate solar power – not the heat from the sun. So this means that as long as there’s light coming from the clouds’ edges even on rainy days, your panels can still generate power. Furthermore, rain can wash away dirt, pollen, dust, and other foreign objects from your solar panels!

 

If you want to be sure that your solar power system is prepared for the coming rainy season, call Wayne’s Solar! Our team can help do a thorough solar maintenance Deltona check on your solar panels New Smyrna Beach, clean them when necessary, and install solar battery back-up Ormond Beach upon your request. Call us at 386-673-9720 to get a free estimate!

Solar Panel Installation Preparation Tips

Solar Panel Installation Port OrangeAre you ready to switch to solar? More often than not, it’s as easy as calling your preferred solar contractor so they can assist you throughout the process. However, wouldn’t it be better if you knew more about solar panel installation and how you can prepare your home for it?

 

It’s a great decision to finally make the move to solar. Soon enough, you will enjoy energy savings and a more environment-friendly source of power for your property. While the contractor you’re working with can do all the work for you, it would be nice if you’re well-informed and involved throughout the process. You can start by preparing your property for solar panel installation. Here are some tips you can keep in mind.

 

1. Take note of your current energy consumption.

 

Aside from having a basis for comparison to know how much savings you’re getting with your solar installation, taking note of your current energy consumption can also help determine the best size of your solar panel installation.

 

2. Choose the location for your solar panels.

 

You have an option to install solar panels on your roof or on the ground. Both locations have their own benefits – now’s the best time to decide where the solar panels should be.

 

3. Clear the surrounding area.

 

If there are trees on your property that may obstruct the sun from shining freely on your solar panel installation, call a tree contractor to help trim those trees.

 

4. Prepare the area where the solar panels will be installed.

 

If you’re opting for ground-mounted solar panel installation, prepare that area so that it’s clean and level. For roof solar panels, check for cracks, leaks, and other roof damages. Have them repaired and thoroughly inspected prior to installing the solar panels.

 

For your solar energy needs, call Wayne’s Solar today. Allow us to take some of the weight off your shoulders by helping you prepare your property for the installation process. We are available in Palm Coast, New Smyrna Beach, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and surrounding areas. Call 386-673-9720 to get a free quote and free consultation.