Solar panels are built of strong, durable material and can withstand the extreme weather that winter brings. Winter time is not a concern for homeowners who have gone solar for a number of reasons:
- The cold has no negative effect on solar panels and their energy production; In fact, the cold can actually make solar panels more efficient.
- Snowfall may prevent solar panels from producing energy at max capacity. However, snow accumulation on solar panels is generally not a concern for homeowners because of how they are installed and operate.
- Fewer sunlight hours and lower production rates in the winter time can be easily made up by the government incentive of Net Metering.
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