Do Solar Panels Work In The Rain?

Submitted by Sunrise Solar on Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:10am
Rain on solar panels

One of the more common questions businesses and homeowners have regarding solar panels is how
they operate in inclement weather. Specifically, anyone looking to invest in solar power wants to
know whether or not panels will work in the rain. 

Modern Solar Panels Are Built to Last

Modern solar panels are designed with durability in mind. Sunrise Solar is an authorized dealer of SunPower solar panels, and these award-winning-panels have a sleek, streamlined design that takes up less space on your rooftop. 

SunPower, unlike other solar panel manufacturers, offers a 25-year warranty on their product to back up their durable design. With their warranty-backed products, you can rest assured your panels can withstand bad weather.

And in the Rain? 

Yes, photovoltaic solar panels are most effective at generating energy in direct sunlight. But panels are able to generate electricity from direct and indirect sunlight. 

Modern solar panels will work even if the sunlight is reflected or partially blocked by clouds. Any rainfall can actually help increase the efficiency of your solar panels by washing off any dirt, debris, or other materials that may hinder your panels’ ability to operate at maximum capacity. 

If you have any questions or concerns about how solar panels may react to weather in your neighborhood, call Sunrise Solar today. 

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