Solar Panel Durability: Solar Panels and Extreme Weather Conditions
Solar panels are built with durability in mind. They are tested under the most extreme weather conditions, including rain, wind, and ice. In the case of an upcoming severe weather alert, it isn’t necessary to remove your solar panels.
In all of the years that solar panels have been around, they have proven to outlast crazy weather conditions. Even solar panels in hurricane areas are popular because they fair well during storms.
Read on to learn how solar panels hold up.
Solar Panels in Extreme Weather
Some solar panels are made with thick, tempered glass that is quite strong when up against volatile weather conditions. Other panels are made of monocrystalline silicon, which is tested with strong winds and heavy rain.
- Solar Panels in Rain: Rain does not negatively affect solar panels. In fact, they may help naturally clean the panels of dirt and debris. And rain also is reflective, attracting more light to the panels and, therefore, more energy.
- Solar Panels in High Winds: Solar panels are built to withstand wind speeds up to 140 mph. Even a category 3 hurricane produces winds with less speed than that. Because of the thorough testing, people can rely on the energy from their solar panels in the event that their power goes out during a storm.
- Solar Panels in Hail: Large, speedy hail is no match for solar panels. It is rare to find solar panels that are damaged by hail. In fact, solar panels rarely are found damaged after any extreme weather condition. They are that durable.
Just like any other investment, take comprehensive records on the state of your solar panels before a storm. And then, if your panels incur any damage, contact your solar company for repairs. Your warranty will have you covered.
There is a reason why solar panels have 20-year warranties on them. They are durable, lasting through storms and extreme weather conditions. You may have other questions about solar panel installations and the warranty. If you are interested in installing solar panels, our team at New Day Solar is ready to help: (855) 444-6329.
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