While you’re busy shoveling and salting your driveway you may be wondering if your solar panels work as hard as you do in the winter months. The simple answer is yes; your solar power system is powered by light, not by seasonal warmth. They will continue to generate energy all year round.
That being said, they will not be as effective during the cold months–and there’s a reason for that. In the winter, the sun will always be lower in the sky, which means slightly less light reaches your panels and they will (therefore) produce a bit less energy. Not to mention, shorter daylight hours and snowy, overcast weather.
The solar experts at Solar Brokers Canada consider this when preparing detailed custom solar studies for clients; in fact, thanks to net metering, your system can help you save energy costs during the coldest months of the year.
The excess energy your system produces on a monthly basis earns you credits, which can accumulate and stay active on your account for one calendar year. That means you’ll not only save by offsetting energy in the summer; you’ll also bank savings for the winter.
To learn more about how net metering works or to see if your home qualifies for a solar power system, contact us today.