It’s a valid question. Using the sun’s power for energy is incredible, of course. It’s free, plentiful, renewable, and clean. It’s accessible basically anywhere in the world, and the technology is developing rapidly. Solar panels are more affordable than ever, and they’re making their way onto roofs of homes and businesses across the nation. Solar energy is even making huge progress in impoverished countries and areas, because it is more reliable and longer lasting than traditional means of power supply.
Solar panels are so miraculous because they use the power of the sun to run all of our appliances. Panels are mounted to the roof, or in large expanses of yards and fields. The panels gather solar energy directly from the sun, then convert it into usable energy. The energy can even be stored for future use. This makes it incredibly useful and productive for any private home or business.
But is there any reason that solar panels might not be successful? People often have the concern that there are areas where solar panels will not work due to lack of sunlight, cloudy or inclement weather, temperature or other issues. It may seem that solar energy is blocked when there are clouds, or if you live in a particularly cold climate, and that can prevent people from making the switch to solar panels.
For example, Utah has quite a few days of stormy and cloudy weather throughout the different seasons. Winter is known for the Utah inversion. Does this mean your solar panels will not gather solar energy during cloudy days? Thankfully, the answer is no.
The sun’s rays are powerful, and the strong rays are actually penetrating the clouds, even if you can’t see or feel them. Your solar panels will still be responding to these rays, storing and converting them into power your home or business can use. This means that even on cloudy, snowy, or other days where the sun seems far away – you can still gather free, clean, renewable energy from the sun. It’s pretty great!
If you’ve considered solar but worried about the efficiency of solar panels in your climate, rest assured that it’s well worth the upgrade. Not only do you receive tax and rebate incentives, but the financing is competitive and personalized. You can eliminate your bill, or get pretty close. Call Utah Solar today for a free consultation and more information.