If you have solar panels on your roof, you may wonder how they will be affected by the earlier sunsets and colder temperatures! Luckily, our blog delves into everything you need to know about your solar panels in the winter! To find out more, keep on reading!
Solar Power In Winter
As it gets darker sooner, and the skies are cloudier than the summer months, you may be concerned about your solar energy. If your home relies on solar power for most of its energy, you don’t need to worry!
Solar panels transform light into energy, rather than heat, so the decline in temperature shouldn’t impact your solar power. Even in snowy conditions, as long as they are exposed to light, your solar panels will still be able to do their job!
With a lack of natural light during the winter months, your solar panels will have to absorb light whenever they can and convert this into energy for you to use in your home.
Why Solar Panels Are Beneficial In Winter
● Less Reliance On The Grid – By producing your own energy, you have less reliance on the national grid, which supplies electricity and energy to homes across the nation.
● Lower Bills – During the winter, when everyone is cranking up the heating, bills can rise drastically. Less reliance on the grid can help bring down your bills and energy prices massively, as you are generating your own electricity for free!
● Clean Energy Source – Having a clean energy source is always beneficial, as it protects the environment and puts less pressure on already strained resources.
Maximising Your Solar Panels
One of the best ways you can maximise your solar panels is to invest in a solar battery. A solar battery allows your solar energy (and excess energy) to be stored safely until you need to use it. If you find that you aren’t generating much energy during the colder winter months, you can use your stored energy from the summer or particularly sunny days!
Using your already stored energy further removes your reliance on the national grid, allowing you to warm your home up without worrying about your monthly bills.
Alternative Heating Options
Here at UK Energy management, we offer a range of heating solutions to help you stay warm this winter. From heating upgrades and heating funding to wall and loft insulation, we have a range of solutions for you. To find out more, get in touch with us today!