Yes, Your Home Solar System Works When It’s Cold Outside

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Brrr! It has been unseasonably chilly the last couple of days, but that doesn’t mean that those with solar panels on their roofs are left in the cold. Many believe that solar panels don’t work in cold weather, but that simply isn’t the case.

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels generate energy from light, not heat. Made up of a layer of silicon cells that interact with light, the panels cause electrons to be set into motion and produce a flow of electric current. So, this means that as long as the sun’s rays are hitting the panels, they will produce electricity. The temperature of the air has nothing to do with it. In fact, cold sunny weather is ideal for solar efficiency. For skeptics who doubt this fact, just consider that solar power is the primary source of power at the US science station on Antarctica.

While solar is thriving in northern states, such as Minnesota, Vermont and New York, it is also ideal in typically warm locations like Phoenix where there are more sunny days than anywhere else in the US.

For homeowners who are contemplating adding a solar energy system to their home, getting the most value out of a system requires working with a qualified installer who uses quality products. At Cool Blew Solar, we’re here to connect you with the very best solar system for your specific needs. Call for a free consultation and quote and find out what solar incentives you can qualify for.

With the utility companies fighting to reduce or eliminate solar incentives, the time is now to consider installing a solar system. Call us at 623-234-2836.