BLOG POST - WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE THAT SOLAR SYSTEM INSTALLED IN WINTER
Updated: Aug 19, 2020
Think that just because the cooler winter months are on their way it’s not a good time for solar?
If so, then you could be missing out on one of the prime-times of year for solar. In fact, the solar panels on your roof can work better in winter than in summer, meaning that the cooler Australian winter is the optimal time to get your solar installed.
It might sound crazy, but it’s been proven that solar panels can be more efficient in the cooler temperatures. We don’t mean the snow-filled alps or arctic conditions, but South Australia’s winter months present approximately 6 months where temperatures are optimal for solar cells to collect energy.
SOLAR TECHNOLOGY CAN WORK BETTER IN WINTER:
Solar panels in Australia are tested for a temperature of 25 degrees, meaning for every degree that the temperature rises above 25 degrees, the efficiency of the social cells in your panels actually reduces. As our average Australian winter temperatures range from 15-24 degrees, it is the perfect time for your installed system to get to work.
You might think to yourself that because there’s less heat from the sun in winter your panels won’t collect enough energy to power your home, but this isn’t the case. In fact, Solar panels don’t collect power from the sun’s heat, rather through the light rays through a process called the photovoltaic effect.
The photovoltaic effect is the generation of voltage and electric current (electricity) upon exposure to light. It’s a process that the world has been using in one way or another since it was discovered over 160 years ago in 1839 by French physicist Edmond Becquerel (but this is more information than you likely need).
As long as there is some sun throughout the day, your system will be generating power for your home or office. Thankfully this means you’re collecting energy all year round all the while reducing your power bills year after year, with an approved installed system.
Did you know another bonus of having your solar installed and ready for winter is that you can prolong the lifespan of your system? Essentially, you’re saving money on your solar system in the long run too.
Solar cells are subject to a phenomenon known as Light Induced Degradation, or LID for short, which is a solar phenomenon of performance decay that affects the panel in the first instances of exposure to the sun. This phenomenon stops after some initial diminished performances and the module maintains its characteristics within warranty limits. With the sun’s intensity reduced through the cooler months, this degradation can possibly be reduced when the installed system is first exposed to the winter sun, meaning that the cells can possibly have a longer lifespan.
WHY TRANSFORMED ENERGY SOLUTIONS:
As an added extra, Transformed Energy Solutions offers only the best available product in the Australian market, designed for all Australian seasons – not just summer. With panels designed to collect and gather as much energy as possible in low light situations, with a specially designed advanced glass and cell surface textured design ensuring excellent performance in a low-light environment.
Remember that solar energy is a long-term investment in the reduction of your power bills and that sustainability of the planet, so it’s about reducing your bills now and well into the future.
ORGANISE YOUR QUOTE NOW:
If you would like to know more about why it’s the right time to install solar on your home or office roof now, or you would just like more information Transformed Energy Solutions and our services, please get in touch via our contact page or directly with Jarryd: 0403 411 049 or Damian: 0413 694 759