Do Solar Panels Still Work in the Winter?

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If you live in an area where it gets cold and snowy during the winter, such as New Jersey or New York, you may be wondering if solar panels are even a good idea. Are they going to work? Will they be able to capture enough light? Are they even durable enough to withstand cold temperatures and snow? The answer to all of these questions is yes!

Because solar panels function by capturing light, not heat, it doesn’t matter how cold it gets outside – they will still work! In fact, solar panels work better in cold temperatures than they do in very hot temperatures. Even during cloudy winter days, solar panels will still produce electricity.

But what if it snows? That isn’t a problem either. Solar panels are angled and smooth, so snow won’t stick to the panels as it would to shingles. The snow will likely slide or melt off on its own, allowing the panels to continue producing electricity. If there is a thick layer of snow on the panels, it can easily be cleared off with a snow rake specially designed for solar panels. The panels are also made from top-quality materials, so they are durable enough to withstand a cold, snowy winter. At Sea Bright Solar, our panels carry industry-leading warranties are require very little ongoing maintenance, so you never have to worry about spending money to keep them operational.

Are you considering adding solar panels to your home in New Jersey or New York? Sea Bright Solar would be happy to offer you a free hour-long solar analysis to determine your energy needs and come up with a custom solution for you. We’ve been designing and installing solar panels on residential and commercial properties since 2003. We want to help you enjoy years of clean, renewable energy while increasing the value of your property.

To learn more about the many benefits of solar, please contact us today at (732) 253-4052 to speak with a New Jersey solar power installation specialist.

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