Many people this winter are complete without power this winter due to ice storms and snow. This event left homeowners feeling powerless and wishing they had a backup plan.
We have received many inquiries on how solar power works in the snow:
If the panels are completely blocked with ice and snow, they become unable to generate power. However, at this point, you should have backup batteries charged and ready to go.
However, this can be avoided when the panels are installed at an angle. Panels usually generate a lot of heat and often melt frozen accumulation on impact. In the worst-case scenario, they may need to be manually cleared off.
Even the worst snow blockage will have no more of an effect than nightfall or a storm. Additionally, a reserve battery supply can always help weather out a storm.