Best type of solar panels for areas that receive snowfall

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Best type of solar panels for areas that receive snowfall

Snow can cause a lot of inconvenience for people that use solar energy to power electronic devices. One of the problems that are faced by most people who use solar panels is that when it snows heavily, the amount of electricity generated from the panels either reduces or stops altogether. If you live in an area that receives a lot of snow fall then that is something that you need to look out for.

Best solar panel for snowfall

The best type of solar panels for areas that receive snowfall are the ones that work easily in all kinds of weather conditions. PV panels are among the best types of solar panels which are equipped for snowfall. The main reason for this is that during winter the amount of silicon produced is much more than that produced during summer.

However, if there is heavy snow and the solar panels are covered with snow (up to a few inches) then the solar panel stops functioning. So the best type of solar panels for areas that receive snowfall in plenty would be to use the ones that are tiled. Tilted panels are a good defence against the snow.

Tilted panels help catch the sun and at the same time help protect against the snow as the snow slides off the panels. Also, during winter the correct angle for the snow to slide off would be 65 degrees. Since the days are shorter during winter and the sun is much lower in the sky, the 65 degree angle will help generate more electricity whether it is snows or not.

Another tool that will definitely help whatever the solar panel is snow rakes with the long handles. They have been made for snowy panels. The excess water from the solar panels can be removed by using a squeegee.

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