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Solar Panel Effectiveness

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The Effectiveness Of Solar Panels

Solar panel technology has changed a vast amount over the last 10 years. Huge improvements in both the manufacturing process and regulatory changes mean they have never been simpler to install and easier to use, allowing you to benefit from the never-ending green renewable energy our planet has made available to us.

The UK Climate - Perfect For Solar Panels

Whatever The Weather

Gone are the days where endless sunshine is needed to give you a reasonable amount of solar power. Advancements in solar power technology mean you can now benefit from solar energy on dull and overcast days, which we are in the UK are, unfortunately, often all too familiar with.
The good news is that for a solar panel to be effective, they only need daylight, not sunlight to generate power. The lack of the sun's rays, and our often gloomy and grey climate, will not stop them pulling in power for you to use, which means you might want to give them another look.

The UK often has many dull days where the sun does not shine, but this is no barrier to a modern solar panel system's ability to create energy for your home.

Why The UK Makes For The Perfect Place For Panels

Something else of surprise, is that actually, too much heat can reduce the effectiveness of solar power capture by up to 25%. Quite simply, too much heat and too many of the sun's rays can actually cause panels to overheat. Less intense heat and sunlight from the climate we have in the UK can therefore be beneficial to your solar panels' performance. And, the amount of energy produced is akin to some of our warmer neighbours.
In some areas of the UK, we get the same amount of solar energy generated as the Mediterranean climates of France or Spain, and we certainly have ample daylight hours to power solar panels.

With the UK climate seemingly ideal and evidence that solar panels are more suited to cooler temperatures, where there is a reduced risk of over-heating, it is perhaps no surprise an ever-growing number of homes are turning to the environmental option of solar panels to deliver on their energy requirements.

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