A common myth is that solar panels do not work during winter. Cold, sunny weather is good for panels. Winter months are good for solar energy production if your panels are not covered by snow. If snow covers your panels, they cannot produce power – but it is easy to clean them off with the right equipment. Solar panels need sunlight to produce power, so if your solar panels are covered in snow, they will not generate electricity. Most panels are tilted at an angle, so snow will slide off on its own, but that can take time. You can take control of the situation by getting a solar panel snow rake or similar tool made for solar panel snow removal that will not damage the panels. Like most electronics, solar panels function more efficiently in cold conditions than in hot. This means that your panels will produce more power for each precious hour of sunshine during the short days of winter.
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