10 Sep 3 Things You Should Know About Going Solar This Spring
Spring is in the air, South Africa! The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and we’re all getting out there to enjoy the outdoors. As the days get longer, there are more and more reasons to go solar than ever, and smart homeowners are taking note of all the benefits of adding rooftop solar panels to their homes. Going solar is a big switch that can help you save a lot of money over the course of owning your system, with potentially lower monthly bills than you’re paying now to the electric utility. But we still get a lot of questions about how, when, and why to go solar and we’d like to answer some of those questions for you.
- Q: Can solar panels withstand thunder, lightning, strong winds, rain and hail?
A: Absolutely! A well-installed solar panel system will be secured to your roof using the right kind of mounting gear for your roof type. Tile, shingles, whatever you’ve got, we’ve got the experts to make the right choice for yours to keep them secure through wind, rain, and whatever else our South African spring and summer will bring.
- Q: When it’s cloudy or rainy in the Spring and Summer, will my solar panels still work?
A: While solar panels may have a reduced energy generation during cloudy weather, some sunlight is still getting through. And if your system has battery storage built-in, you can pull from that if your home runs short. Those connected to the electric grid have that as a backup as well. There are many different ways to power part of all of your home with solar and keep your lights on, rain or shine.
- Q: Why is Spring the best time to go solar in South Africa?
A: Well the answer here is simple—more sunshine! As the days get longer, your panels will have more opportunity to generate, and potentially store solar energy. At APS, we recommend getting it in before summer so you can make the most of your rooftop solar.
Spring is the best time of year to take a fresh look at your home and your energy use. If you want to go solar this spring, talk to the experts at Affordable Power Solutions about scheduling your project today! We want to help you find a cleaner, more affordable, and yes even more reliable way to power your home.