It has been a glorious start to the UK summer period (bar the odd rainy day here and there) and it has been such a welcome to see it return. Those who are looking to greatly benefit are those who have put their investment down on solar panel cost and embracing the renewable energy that the UK is set to provide.
During the winter, solar panels produce an average of 50% less energy compared to the summer months. It is important to note that less output is produced during the winter because panels have less exposure to sunlight – because it gets darker much, much earlier.
They still work well during the winter months, but the additional sunlight offered in the summer months brings a much larger output, naturally. In a perfect world, solar panels would produce the same amounts all year round every single day, allowing you to tailor your power demands to match.
However, there are factors that change how much energy is produced by your panels and the seasons play a big dependence on it.
Your home’s geographic location and the seasonal changes will have a significant influence on how much daylight your panels harness each day. Shorter winter days will end up decreasing the production of solar power as already noted.
Fewer hours of daylight means less time for your panels to produce the energy needed to power throughout the day, which means that during some course of the day you will need to rely on power from the grid – unless you have a solar battery to help store any excess power generated in the day.
With the summer months and the long sunny days, you naturally find that you generate more solar power, which is where a solar battery comes into a huge benefit. Storing this extended period of solar activity and being able to use it throughout evenings and for days that fall shorter on sunlight is one of the true solar benefits, enabling you to operate completely independent from the grid – and even able to sell excess power back to it.
No threat from Rainy Days
Even when the summer days have a few clouds and rainy afternoons, it can limit the amount of sunlight your panels are exposed to and limit the amount of energy they can produce, but they don’t simply stop working.
You will find that your lights and electrical systems will still operate just fine, and your full reliance on grid energy will not be necessary. Battery storage can also work to support your home during this time also.
The summer is the great provider of free, green energy for your home (or business with commercial solar panels) and if you look to reduce your reliance on expensive rising energy costs, solar panel systems may just be the best investment you can make this summer.
Contact the team at Positive Energy Solutions today.