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Do solar panels work when covered with snow?

  1. iggy7117 profile image79
    iggy7117posted 2 years ago

    Do solar panels work when covered with snow?

  2. Express10 profile image88
    Express10posted 2 years ago

    It seems logical that they will continue to accumulate some energy until the sunlight is completely blocked. We need some advice from a pro which, I am not smile

  3. Besarien profile image84
    Besarienposted 2 years ago

    It really depends on how much snow. A light dusting should be fine. 3 ft of snow and it might as well be night outside. Plus the weigh of snow can damage the panels.

  4. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 2 years ago

    Not sure. My experience is with a nursery I go to for native plants. They have no power other than solar. Their old panels recently replaced did not work at all when overcast or barely. The new panels keep on cooking along streaming power all day long. Those new ones work on a dark cloudy day just as good. Seems as long as there is visible light they produce power. So, I would think like Besarien that a light to moderate dusting may only act like a filter especially with a sunny day.