Rain and Solar Panels, What’s the Deal?

With the monsoons winding down it is common to wonder whether or not your panels were working as efficiently as they can be.

If you have ever gotten a sunburn on a cloudy day you know that though there are clouds in the sky, the UV rays from the sun are still working. This is the same for solar panels. Though it is not as intense, rest assured that your solar panels are working on an overcast or rainy day. It is important to remember, however, that like the decreased intensity of power of UV rays during a cloudy day, solar panels also decrease in efficiency slightly.

Because we are fortunate enough to have sunshine almost year round, your panels are almost always efficiently working. If you are concerned whether or not the heavy rains will ruin your panels, understand that they are made waterproof and the important elements that make the panels function are protected by layers of conductive material that is indeed waterproof.

If you are having trouble with your solar panels or have any questions about the efficiency of your panels, give Southwestern Solar a call at 520.329.4020 or contact us online by clicking here. We are always available to answer your question or to get you started on efficient energy for your home or small business.