Seasonal changes can impact the number of hours of sunlight available for capture by your solar panels. Asheville homeowners familiar with long mountain winters may have questions about how solar panel systems can continue to provide their homes with solar energy year round. The good news is that Pink Energy’s premium, monocrystalline solar panels are designed to maximize solar output, no matter the season or available sunlight. Let’s discuss how Asheville residents can use sunlight to help meet their home’s energy needs.
Peak Sunlight Hours in Asheville
There are times of day at which your solar panels can collect high-intensity sunlight for several hours, the optimal conditions for significant solar energy production. These times of day are known as peak sunlight hours. Midday sunshine is at its highest intensity and is best captured by solar panels directly facing the sun.
In the summer months, longer days mean higher intensity sunlight can be available for an extended time. Asheville homeowners may see increased solar production during this time. Conversely, shorter winter days can limit the amount of peak sunlight hours, but your panels will still produce electricity.
Maximizing Your Solar Energy
While solar panels require sunlight to produce solar energy, your solar panels still generate energy on cloudy or wintry days. Think about the last time you got a sunburn on a cloudy day. The sun’s rays still get through! For Asheville homeowners accustomed to overcast winter days and snow during the winter, Pink Energy offers products that can help their solar energy go further.
Pink Energy Backup Battery
Including a backup solar battery with your solar system purchase offers you the opportunity to store excess solar energy for use at a later date. With a backup solar battery, Asheville homeowners can power a limited number of critical loads during a power outage, such as a stove, refrigerator or sump pump.1 insert backup battery disclaimer
Energy efficient upgrades to your home also can help you make the most of your solar energy. With Pink Energy’s exclusive package of energy efficient products, you can potentially reduce your home’s energy consumption by up to 25 percent.7 Including the SMARTPWR360°TM suite in your Asheville home’s solar package means that more of the solar energy that your home produces can be used and not wasted!
Power Your Asheville Home With Solar Energy
Interested in learning more about how solar energy can help power your home all year long? Pink Energy of Asheville is ready to provide you with all the information and industry expertise you need to join the solar movement. Contact us today!