Do solar panels work in the snow?

With over 10,000 homes installing solar panels this year, the first real heavy snowfall of last week will have had many looking up to their roof’s and wondering.

The picture depicts the results of a days snowfall on an everyday garden solar lamp in Buxton.

Imagine a similar amount covering the solar panels on your roof and it’s a safe bet that they won’t be generating anything.

It’s also worth remembering that dust / dirt in the summer can have a similar effect so you should if possible aim to give your solar panels a clean (in accordance with your manufacturers/installers instructions).

Although rain showers should give the panels a quick wash off taking care of much of the accumulated muck.

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