Rainy season is fast approaching and one of the most common questions we get asked by homeowners considering going solar is ‘Does the technology function during this time of year?’ The simple answer is yes. It’s a misconception that solar does not work when it rains as solar panels use direct or indirect sunlight to generate power. Even on a cloudy or rainy day there will be some visible light. However, the amount of energy your panels can harness will be significantly less.
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As you can see, you solar home system will work but not at its peak, so you will need to make some adjustments to your energy usage particularly if you experience consecutive days of rain . Here are the key ways you can get more energy from your system during the rainy season.
To conclude this article, solar panels generate electricity during rain. It will not be as much as sunny days but there will be generation. By following some simple energy management steps you won’t be left without power at any time of the year.
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