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Do Solar Panels Still Function in the Winter?

Fri, Jan 7, 2022

During the summertime, solar can power your entire facility. But what will happen when the days get shorter and temperatures drop? Do solar panels still function in the winter?

The answer is yes, solar panels function during the winter. Converting sunlight to electricity actually works better in colder temperatures, meaning solar panels often improve in efficiency during the winter months. Most residential homes will see some reduction in total power generation due to fewer daylight hours or excess cloud cover, but increased efficiency helps minimize this.

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How Much Sun Do Solar Panels Need?

Wed, Dec 22, 2021

There are plenty of obstructions to sunlight—take a look out your window right now, and you can probably see a handful. Trees, clouds, buildings, weather conditions, and more, each obstruction can get between your solar panels and the sun. But do these obstructions have any impact on the power you get from a solar array?

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Are Solar Panels Worth It?

Mon, Dec 6, 2021

Residential solar energy is ever-increasing in popularity for homeowners, due to a number of factors. But do all of those reasons add up to one big advantage that makes the upfront cost worthwhile? To answer that question, we compiled the major benefits of solar energy to determine if your hard-earned money should be put toward a rooftop solar array.

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How To Care For Your Solar Panels

Tue, Nov 9, 2021

The beauty of solar arrays from Clean Energy USA is the "hands off" nature of it all. Our solar designs are calibrated specifically to ensure that you and your family reap the benefits of solar without having to worry about any sort of daily maintenance or expenses related to costly—and frustrating—repair needs. 

If you still have questions about how to care for solar panels, we've got your answers. Check out some of the most frequently asked questions from customers concerned about solar panel upkeep—and why you really don't need to worry about it at all. 

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How Long Does it Take to Install Solar Panels?

Thu, Sep 30, 2021

As a homeowner, you probably have a lot of questions about solar energy. One of the top questions we receive from anyone considering solar panels is, “How long does the installation process take?” and “When are the solar panels switched on?” Understandably, customers want to know how long it will take after signing a contract to finish the solar project so that the energy savings can begin rolling in. 

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Solar Energy Delivers Big Savings To Businesses

Tue, Sep 21, 2021

Utility prices are constantly on the rise for businesses of all sizes, which makes running any company increasingly expensive by the day. But there’s some good news shining through: Solar power has never been more affordable. 

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Delaware’s SREC Program Set To Commence

Fri, Aug 27, 2021

There are many incentives that help make the addition of solar to your home or business financially sound. One of those incentives are Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC) and in order to reap the benefits, you’ll need to act fast!

UPDATE: The 2021 SRECDelaware instructional webinar took place on Monday Aug. 30, at 1 p.m. EST. Click here to view the webinar recording and click here to view the PDF version of the PowerPoint used during the webinar. You can also find these resources on the SRECDelaware Program website, under the Yearly Solicitations tab. If you still have any questions about the upcoming procurement, direct your questions via email to customerservice@srecelaware.com.

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