How Are Solar Panels Affected by Weather

Submitted by Sunrise Solar on Sun, 09/20/2020 - 8:00am
Solar Panel Installation

One of the most common concerns people have about solar panel installations is how they will hold up under severe weather conditions. Strong winds, heavy snowstorms, hail, and other weather events seem like they could damage your panels. Resolving some common misconceptions about weather and your solar panel system should give you peace of mind.

Cold Weather Performance

People often think that solar panels don’t perform as well when it is cold outside. In reality, solar panels don’t extract energy from heat. Energy is produced as a result of exposure to ultraviolet rays. As long as the sun is shining on your solar panels, they will produce energy.

Extreme Weather

The top solar panels on the market have been designed with extreme weather conditions in mind. Sunrise Solar is a certified installer of SunPower panels, which are put through rigorous testing to ensure they will hold up under extreme weather conditions and temperature variations.


Some people think that solar panels are so fragile that they will be easily damaged by a hailstorm or even just a bit of wind. High-quality panels are built to withstand these hazards, just like roofing and other building elements.

You can have even greater confidence in the durability of your panels by checking for UL (Underwriter’s Laboratories) certification. This certification means the panels have passed minimum durability testing standards. Ask the panel manufacturer if you have additional concerns regarding testing for specific weather hazards.

By using only the highest-quality solar panels, you can count on your Sunrise Solar installation to stand the test of time — no matter how wild the weather gets outside. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like to learn more about what we can do for your property.

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