Seasonal Changes in Solar Production

2017_04_25 - RETI Gradient Bar Approved 1400 px .png

Did you know that solar panels produce more energy in the summer than in the winter?

Winter vs Summer

  1. Shorter days in the winter→ less daylight hours→ less energy is produced

  2. In addition to less sunlight, the sun is lower in the sky during winter. This means that the rays of the sun will be hitting the panels less directly than during the summer months.

  3. Winter weather and cloud cover: energy is still produced when it is cloudy, but it produces less energy than if it was a sunny, clear day. Also, if there is enough snow buildup, it can block the sun until it is cleared.

2017_04_25 - RETI Gradient Bar Approved 0222 px .png
Solar panels will produce more energy in the summer because there are more hours of sunlight each day, and the sun is higher in the sky.
2017_04_25 - RETI Gradient Bar Approved 0222 px .png
2017_06_19 - 1920 - RETI Icon.png