Does solar productivity decrease during the cooler months? Will my power bills increase?
Solar efficiency in winter can often be a point of confusion but the good news is panels are actually more proficient in turning the sun’s rays into electricity during the cooler months. Solar panels are powered by light not heat so they continue to fuel your home all year round.
Where winter does have a marked impact on production is in relation to cloud-cover and shorter days but according to the Bureau of Meteorology, last winter saw below average rainfall across the state and clear skies meant greater sun-exposure.
But with shorter days and rotating sun patterns, there are a number of ways to bolster performance from high-tech products to a simple scheduling of a day’s maintenance work that’ll help you get the most back on your investment:
- KEEP YOUR PANELS IN SHAPE
- Winter is a particularly good time to give your panels some extra attention. Scrubbing them down with warm water and using a sponge will ensure any built-up grime, dirt or other substance is removed.
- BE SUN-SMART
- As the sun hits your panels at different angles during winter, you can easily increase your energy output with a single adjustment to the panel tilt.
- BE ENERGY CONCIOUS
Use as much electricity as possible during sunlight hours.
4. CHECK YOUR PLAN
- Make sure you are on the best electricity plan that caters for your solar production. Energy companies pay different rebates for solar but the plan with the highest rebate isn’t always the best for you.
These simple lifestyles changes could help you harness some light during the darker months.
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