Will I Know How Much Solar Power I’ll Receive in the Winter?
“Will I know how much solar power I’ll receive?” – This is one of the first questions that our customers ask us. Next to the cost of a system, it’s one of the most important factors. Knowing how much solar power you will produce is key to determining the financial viability of Long Island solar energy.
We’ll calculate the power generating potential of your home for every season, including the winter. Your panels will be less efficient when the days are shorter. Snowfall and heavy cloud cover can reduce efficiency or prevent panels from producing altogether.
Even during the worst weeks of the year when your home produces less solar power, you could still enjoy savings on your electric bill. With net metering, any electricity that you send back to the grid on strong production days will be added to a “credit bank” on your electric bill. If you have a month where you produce less than expected or when your consumption is higher, your bill will tap into the credit bank first.
Because of this, Long Island power solutions will provide financial benefits all year long, even when your production is reduced. As a smart solar company, we can also offer solutions for battery storage systems so that you can keep some of the excess power you generate as a backup.