How Solar Panels Hold Up in Monsoon Storms

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Have you been reluctant to invest in a home solar system because you’re concerned about how solar panels will hold up during the extreme monsoon weather conditions that we all face during the summer months? We’d like to share the good news. There’s very little to worry about.

The solar panels that Cool Blew Solar uses undergo rigorous testing as they’re designed and developed to ensure their durability and capability to withstand harsh weather conditions. In fact, these panels have successfully withstood even more extreme weather than even the hardest-hitting Arizona summer storms. In real-world performance, there have been reports that home solar panels successfully survived in areas hit by Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Irma.

During monsoon storms, winds can blow from multiple directions. This is why panels are fastened to roofs with large lag bolts that combat uplift and other wind forces that occur during monsoon storms. In most cases, panels can actually withstand winds up to 140 miles per hour. And solar panel manufacturers are focused on developing systems that can eventually withstand even greater wind speeds.

Rain and dust, which are in large supply during monsoon storms, also don’t damage home solar panels. A post-storm spray of water from a hose is usually more than enough to ensure that panel surfaces are clean and running at full capacity.

So, in other words, don’t let upcoming summer storms stop you from taking advantage of the incredible value that comes from sustainable solar energy. Solar panels have survived some of the worst storms ever recorded and will continue to do so for many, many years to come.

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