Can We Afford To Risk Relying Upon Solar Panels in Winter?

If you live in a region that experiences long, harsh winters you may wonder if solar panels are a good choice for your home. After all, this is a technology that relies on the sun in order to deliver power.

But the past 10 years have brought much innovation and progress to solar panel technology. Now this technology is far enough along that solar panels can easily create electricity even during inclement weather conditions.

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Off grid systems should include a set of storage batteries (similar to a car battery) that are made to hold any excess electricity that your solar panels generate during daylight hours. The back-up storage system should include enough of these batteries to store energy in correspondence to the amount of cloudy days typical for your geographical area.  

If you have a system that is connected to the grid of your local electric utility company, then you won’t have back-up batteries. After the sun goes down or if there is a prolonged period of bad weather blocking the sun, your system will automatically use electricity from the local power company. You’ll still be getting the benefit of lower electric bills because on sunny days your electricity will be generated by your own solar panels.

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Some power companies may even allow you to sell electricity back to them. This is yet another way solar panels can prove cost effective. How this works is that any surplus electricity that your solar panels produce flows back into the power company and you are allowed a credit for it on your electric bill.  That way, even if you need to use power from the grid at night or during cloudy days, any unused electricity that your solar panels were able to produce will still be lowering your overall power bills.

You Can Now Plan Your Own Solar Panel Project

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