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How does weather and daylight hours affect my solar system?

Before getting a solar system installed, a common question homeowners ask us is “how will the weather and hours of sunlight per day affect my ability to create electricity?”

They, like the vast majority of people, understand the bones of how solar energy works but want to learn more to ensure they’re fully prepared.

Winter Is Coming: 5 Strategies for Low Winter Energy Bills

Let the Sun in South-facing Windows

The sun is low in the sky in the winter which allows it to stream in through your windows. In the northern hemisphere, south-facing windows and to a lesser extent east and west-facing windows can gradually heat your home with free solar energy.

There is a lot you can do to take greater advantage of passive solar energy by letting the sun stream in your southern windows.