What happens to my solar panels when it's raining?
September and October are often the typhoon season in the Philippines. One of the most common concerns by first-time solar buyers is the ability of the solar panels to function on rainy or cloudy days.
Solar panels operate most effectively when the sun is strong, but they don’t stop producing electricity when it is raining or cloudy if visible light gets through rain and clouds. In fact, rain helps the solar panels by washing away accumulated dirt and dust.
Photovoltaic (PV) panels use direct or indirect sunlight to generate electricity. That’s why solar panels will still function even when the light is reflected or partially blocked by clouds.
Moreover, solar panel technologies can endure heavy rain, wind, and cycles of heat and cold for years. Their electronic components are designed with advanced technology to protect them from the harsh weather.
So to answer this common question—solar panels will still work when it’s cloudy or even when it’s raining.
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