When it comes to maximizing the power and profit of your investment, monitoring your commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) system is essential. While rare, there are instances when your solar system may not run at maximum productivity. Without an effective monitoring system and efficient triage protocol, any minor issue can go unnoticed, and thereby impede the energy production and revenue stream that your solar PV system is expected to generate.
The weather may be getting warmer, but it’s still winter, and snow is inevitable for many parts of the country. Many people wonder if their solar panels still produce electricity during this cold time of year. You might be surprised to learn that the performance of your solar system may not be significantly effected. In fact, many factors allow panels to thrive in snowy conditions. For starters, solar photovoltaic panels rely on light, and not temperature. In fact, cold temperatures can improve performance over high temperatures. Below we answer some of the most commonly asked questions about how solar panels operate in the winter.