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Solar in Extreme Weather

Solar panels are tested to make sure they can stand the test of time and outside variables. There is a limit to the forces that any product can withstand, but we’ll help you see just how strong solar panels can be.



Hurricane/Strong Winds


With extreme winds, it would be common to worry about panels blowing off. Have no fear; solar panels can withstand 140 MPH winds. The solar system as a whole is also very waterproof in the case of extreme rain.



Hail


Hail is another extreme weather that can do a lot of damage. Solar panels are tested for and can withstand hail. Panels remain shatterproof to hail that is under 1 inch and falling up to approximately 40 MPH.


Extreme temperatures


In extreme heat, solar panels will stay efficient. The maximum temperature solar panels can withstand 185 degrees Fahrenheit. During the summer, when temperatures peak, panels could get as hot as 149 degrees Fahrenheit.


Heavy Snowfall


We have a blog post dedicated to solar in the snow. The main takeaway, though, is that even when there is heavy snowfall, your panels are at an angle, so most of the time, snow will fall off. Panels are also more efficient in colder temperatures.