Solar in the Winter

Can you believe winter only just started?! With winter upon us, you may be questioning the energy your solar panels are generating or are generally curious about solar panel functionality during the season.

Solar panels generate electricity by absorbing sunlight. While sunshine can be limited in the winter, the rays that absorb into the panels is enough to power your home. An interesting fact is that cooler weather actually improves the panels output because it is easier for panels to function compared to high temperatures.

The times of noticeable interruption is during a snowstorm. Covered panels will not generate power until the snow has melted off. However, once the snowstorm has passed the design of the solar system has a useful angle helps the majority of the snowfall to slide off.

If you are concerned about the snow accumulation on your panels, contact GRNE Solar for the next steps.

GRNE Solar Locations

Illinois Sales Office

230 N Hicks Pl

Palatine, IL 


Indiana Office

2202 Prospect St.

Indianapolis, IN 


Iowa Office

5281 Oak Crest Hill Rd. SE, Unit 7

Hills, IA


Illinois Warehouse
1215 Howard St
Elk Grove Village, IL


Nebraska Office

2004 SW 5th St., Unit A

Lincoln, NE 


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