Do my solar panels produce energy on rainy days?
The answer is yes’.
Photovoltaic panels are totally safe even if it rains because they are manufactured with technology that makes them hermetic. This is achieved with a strong frame and tempered glass, resistant even to snow. In addition, rain cleans the panels and helps them work efficiently by removing dust and dirt.
But… what about production on cloudy days? Your panels will continue to produce; These use direct and indirect light to generate electrical energy. In the worst case, the solar panels will generate between 10% and 25% of their normal energy production in high cloud conditions. There are more factors that will influence the variation of these production percentages:
- Regarding technology: the size of the photovoltaic cells of the plates, the larger the size, the more effective they will be in capturing sunlight. Other technologies, such as bifacial panels, collect more solar radiation.
- Components of the installation: it will vary depending on the inverter, the wiring and the battery, if you have one.
- Types of clouds: Those that most limit the performance of our panels are low, dense and with different degrees of opacity.
Climate variation is even better for the performance of solar panels than days when there is only the sun. So, during a cloudy winter day, your installation will still produce energy, with a maximum reduction of 25% compared to other times of the year.
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