Many people have a common misconception that solar pane […]
Many people have a common misconception that solar panels do not work in winter. On the contrary, low temperature will increase the output power of the solar panel. However, solar panels are covered with snow in the winter, which does affect the amount of electricity generated.
All solar panels can withstand a certain amount of weight, and the general snow will not be too heavy and will not cause problems. Solar panels are pressure tested to assess durability and quality levels before leaving the factory. Higher pressure ratings indicate that your panels are better able to withstand the weight of heavy snow.
Solar panels require sunlight to generate electricity, so if your solar panels are covered by snow, they won't generate electricity. Most components are mounted at a certain angle of inclination and the snow will slip off on its own, but this takes a certain amount of time. You can also clean the snow by making a sled (soft) or similar snow removal tool, which usually does not damage the panel.
Low temperatures and sunny weather are actually beneficial for component power generation. As long as the components are not covered by snow, winter is actually beneficial for power generation. Like most electronic products, solar panels are more efficient in cold conditions than in hot conditions, making full use of each hour to generate electricity in the relatively short period of the winter day.