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Memories of cold, winters past can be discouraging even for the hardiest homeowner. If you’re considering going solar, you might be wondering whether solar panels and winter are a bad combination. On the contrary, Punjab Solar marketplace data has indicated that solar shoppers can often find the lowest quotes during winter months when competition is reduced. After all, if you look at solar as an investment, then it should be able to generate returns throughout the year as other investments do. Luckily, most of the states in Pakistan are sunny during winter. Don’t let winter weather discourage you from going solar!
𝐃𝐨 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫?
A common myth is that solar panels do not work during winter. Interestingly, the cold temperature will typically improve solar panel output. Winter will only hurt solar production if the panels are covered with snow.
𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫: 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐕 𝐢𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬
Sunny states (like Punjab, Sindh and the lower northern areas) are not the only places where solar makes sense. Electricity prices are one of the biggest drivers of solar savings – the higher your electricity rates, the more money you will save by going solar.
Need further proof? Consider Germany, whose sunshine levels are similar to Alaska’s. For over a decade, this northern European country has led the world in solar panel installations, and solar makes a significant contribution to their national energy mix. Although other countries, including the U.S. and China, are starting to catch up, Germany’s success is a shining example of how winter weather solar can work in countries across the globe. On an international level, solar panels and snow certainly do go together.