With more homeowners across the country choosing solar energy as a clean alternative to fossil fuels, it’s no surprise that Knoxville residents like you may be looking into it as a smart investment. Tennessee is known for its warm, humid weather, but Knoxville receives slightly less sun than the rest of the state, so you might be concerned about solar panel performance. Let us assure you: Solar energy is still a great option for you. If you’re curious about solar panel performance in Knoxville’s climate, read on.
Cloudy Days? Not A Problem
With Knoxville’s long summers and short winters, there will be plenty of opportunities for solar panels to gather the sunlight they need. On average, Knoxville receives slightly more rainfall than other parts of the country, as well as slightly more cloud cover. However, there’s no need to be concerned about this. Solar energy can still be a viable option for your home. As long as it’s daytime, in times with clear skies or with cloud cover, sunlight passes from the sky to the ground. That’s why you can get a sunburn on a cloudy day! You may not get as much energy generated as on a cloudless summer day, but your solar panels will still produce electricity even on a rainy winter day.
Solar Performance In Winter
Knoxville’s short winters are cooler in comparison to Memphis and Nashville. You may wonder whether solar panels can keep up their performance levels during cold snaps. Temperature does not play a big role in the solar energy process, but it can affect efficiency levels. You’ll be happy to know that cold weather actually benefits solar production! Cool, sunny days are the optimal conditions for solar energy production, so a sunny winter day could actually produce more electricity than your home needs. It is a good idea to store that excess electricity in a battery backup for cloudier days, when panels may generate less energy.
Solar Panels Are Becoming More Affordable
There are other elements to solar panel performance besides external factors. Solar panels are becoming more affordable as industry leaders learn how to craft high-quality panels more effectively. POWERHOME SOLAR’s tier-1 panels are monocrystalline, made for efficiency and high output. Since manufacturing these panels is becoming more affordable, this means you potentially lower costs on your solar system purchase.
Explore Knoxville Solar With POWERHOME SOLAR
Your local Knoxville-based POWERHOME SOLAR team knows Tennessee weather just as well as you do. We’re prepared to answer any questions or concerns you may have about how solar power could work for your home, and we’d love to share our solar expertise with you. Contact us today to get started on your solar journey!