Are Solar Panels Affected by Rain?

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Solar panels live on your roof, so it’s fair to expect them to be able to withstand the elements. But Florida weather is known to throw a few curveballs that might still have you feeling concerned about the security and stability of a solar energy system. If you’re thinking of adding solar panels to your Central Florida property, you need to know whether they can get the job done –– rain or shine.

Will Rain Ruin My Solar Panels?

Florida homeowners are used to rain showers, tropical storms, and even hurricanes. Luckily, solar panels are waterproof by design, so you don’t have to worry about them rusting or malfunctioning when rain falls. In fact, the pressure from a light rainstorm can even wash dirt and debris from solar panels –– saving you some time on spot cleaning.

How Do Clouds Affect Solar Energy?

Rain might not be an issue for your panels, but the cloudy weather that comes with it could. That’s because, when clouds start to form, they block sunlight and reduce a solar panel’s ability to absorb ultraviolet rays. Fortunately, there are solar panels available that can capture and retain higher amounts of light energy –– even when the sun isn’t shining so bright.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Here are three things to keep in mind when choosing a solar panel system for your property:    

  • Solar power can work well in cloudy, cold locations. Shopping around and working with the with the right panel provider can help you find a system that works in all types of weather.
  • Solar panels don’t need heat to generate electricity. Sunlight is what powers your panels, not heat. In fact, solar panels actually work best on sunny, cool days.
  • Solar systems produce energy even without maximum sunlight exposure. Meaning, your panels won’t stop powering your home when it’s cloudy outside.

Florida’s Premier Solar Service  

A little rain –– or even a lot of rain –– won’t hurt your solar panels. If you want a high-grade solar system, professional installation, and excellent customer service, partner with the team at PES Solar. We’ve been building, installing, and maintaining solar panels in Central Florida for over 20 years, and we can help you find the right set up for your space. To learn more about our solar panel systems, contact us today at [company_phone].

Austin Miller

Austin Miller

With over two decades of experience in the solar and electrical contracting industry, Austin Miller brings a wealth of expertise to the table. As the proprietor of PES Solar, his profound understanding of solar energy and its cost-saving potential is unmatched. Austin's unwavering passion for the solar sector drives his mission to help businesses and homeowners maximize their savings while embracing renewable energy solutions.