We are here again to answer another mind-blowing solar energy question for you. Do solar panels work when it’s cloudy? The answer to our question, yes! But how and in what efficiency? So let’s push aside all the gloom that cloudy weather will create on you and concentrate once more on the sun’s warming energy…

The Green Energy World Is Keep Developing!

Unfortunately, the old generation solar panels didn’t show the performance we wanted in cloudy weather. But in the changing and developing green energy world, things don’t work that way anymore. Solar panels are now designed so intelligently that we can obtain high efficiency and high energy from the slightest reflection of sunlight even in cloudy weather. At this point, the most important factor is that the company we chose offers us the most suitable panel option.

Now, we would like to talk about how solar panels work on cloudy days and how efficiently they produce energy and enlighten you on this issue.

How Do Solar Panels Work On Cloudy Days?

Have you ever been sunburnt in cloudy weather? If your answer is yes, you already know that reflected radiation from the sun easily penetrates clouds. Just as we are sunburned, solar panels can continue to generate electricity even during periods of shady days. However, as we said before, depending on the density of cloudy air and the quality of solar energy panels, this efficiency will be approximately 25% less.

At this point, it is worth remembering a few important details:

Your location! In certain states of the USA; Like New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Seattle, the 25% we mentioned above will be 10% lower. Because, as you know, the density of clouds and altitude in these cities have a different density compared to other regions.

Solar panels don’t need heat to generate electricity. On the contrary, the locations where solar panels work best are locations that are sunny but cold.

Although partial shading can reduce the efficiency of the solar energy system, many new generation panels are designed in a structure that will prevent all energy from stopping, based on this shading situation.

Please just remember, switching to solar is not about the weather, it’s about saving your energy costs and helping the planet. In short, a cloudy day is not enough to darken the thoughts of anyone considering switching to solar energy.

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