Unexpected snowfalls can disrupt your solar panel output

This was the scene that greeted us in Buxton, Derbyshire, when we awoke Saturday morning.

So even though we may think we’re heading out of the snowy weather towards warmer Spring, just a reminder to (if it’s safe to do so), follow your solar panel installers cleaning instructions and remove any snowfall from your solar panels.

This will ensure they operate at peak efficiency.

Of course, as the picture shows, there wasn’t a lot of daylight anyway but there was a bit.

Photovoltaic solar panels work on light, not direct sunlight, and in the icy depths of winter, any help with your energy bills has got to be a good thing.

photo credit: jonathan

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