As December and January typically have the lowest amount of sun hours in the United Kingdom, you may feel that winter months are not the best time to install solar panels.
However, if you have decided to upgrade to solar energy, there is no time like the present to start saving money and the planet.
Contrary to popular belief, solar electricity panels (also known as photovoltaics , or PV) produce electricity every season of the year!
This includes winter and all of the typical weather associated with it:
Another myth is that solar PV systems work better on hot sunny days.
Solar panels generate energy from the sun’s light rather than heat. Just like other electronic devices, such as computers and radios, they function with increased efficiency in colder conditions when compared to hotter temperatures.
So, your panels will generate more power per hour of sunlight on a bright, cold winter day than on a hot sunny day.
Due to the above misconceptions, many people wait until the summer months to contact installers to fit solar panels.
Installer schedules can fill up very quickly, meaning you may not be able to have your panels installed in the time frame you had hoped for.
Typically, our energy bills are higher during the cold winter months. Investing in solar energy now can help you save money when you need it most.
With uncertainty of how high our energy bills will go, generating your own emission-free energy will provide peace of mind that you can power your home whatever the season.
If you have decided to commit to cleaner, greener, cost effective energy production, why wait?