Do Solar Panels Work During Cloudy Weather?

As more people learn of the cost-saving and clean-energy benefits of solar power, more solar panels appear on homes. Homeowners considering a solar panel purchase have understandable questions. Some wonder, for example, if solar panels perform well on cloudy days. The short answer is, cloudy skies aren’t a huge detriment.

Not the Absence of Sunlight

Don’t confuse cloudy weather with the absence of light. When skies become cloudy, there’s still sunlight available for panels to absorb and convert into electricity. Obviously, the amount of available light drops under cloudy conditions, and panel output will decrease somewhat, as well. However, it’s important to stress that solar panels do still harness light under cloudy conditions and continue producing significant amounts of electricity for use in the home.

In any case, the issue of panel output on cloudy days is largely a minor concern for solar buyers in South Central Texas. Why? Because on average, our region enjoys over 300 days of sunny skies every year. Most homeowners who purchase solar panel systems in the Guadalupe Valley and surrounding areas, then, will notice little, if any overall impact on panel output due to cloudy days.

Efficiency and Investments

Quality means a lot with any product or service; the better the materials and workmanship that go into producing a product, the more likely it is to offer superior performance and durability. Solar panels are no exception. High-quality panels, then, are likely to perform better both overall and during cloudy weather compared to lower-quality products.

If you’re considering the purchase of a solar panel system here in South Central Texas, rest assured that GVEC Solar services offers only the highest quality systems, made using solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. Our panels, which all are sourced locally, undergo multiple quality checks during manufacture to ensure maximum weather resistance and durability, with the need for minimal maintenance. Our products are also subject to stringent quality and reliability testing, and we back every system with a 25-year warranty on parts and 10 years on installation.

GVEC Solar Services: Here to Help You Research Solar Options

GVEC Solar services encourages consumers to conduct their own research before making a buying a decision, and we’d be pleased to be part of the process. Our solar solutions specialists aren’t paid on commission. Their “bottom line” is making sure you understand all your options and can differentiate fact from half-truth and outright falsehood when it comes to solar. For honest information you can count on whether you decide to make a purchase or not, we welcome you to call us at 855.898.8807.