The sun is the main source of energy on planet earth and sunlight can easily be converted into electric energy with the solar panels. Therefore, the only raw material for solar panels to operate is the sun. These solar panels are manufactured in a manner that the cells face the sun directly for maximum absorption of the sun rays. The greater the intensity of the solar energy, the more the electricity that is generated. During winter, sunshine lengths turn into snowfalls, therefore having your solar well prepared will ensure continued connectivity. Below are tips on maintaining your solar panel during winter:
Store your battery in an appropriate place.
Make sure you keep your batteries inside and just in case they are outside, ensure that its’ cabin is properly insulated. This is because lead-acid batteries freeze at -20C and once they freeze the get destroyed.
Be flexible and move with the sun (adjust the panels)
To ensure that your solar panels get all the sun’s rays, you can go ahead and prune bloated trees and branches that may block the sunlight. Normally on a good day, the sun might shine from 9 am to around 5 pm. Consider the angle of the sun during winter, because you may need to adjust the angle of the panels. It is very easy to maximize your solar energy by adjusting the tilt of the solar panels, with even further benefit available from an accompanying solar battery.
Perform regular maintenance and visual inspection
Phenomena such as severe cold storms and strong winds occur during the winter. Therefore, it is important to regularly inspect the solar panels, to confirm if they are operating optimally. Check your paintings still in place or they have you moved. Also, confirm if there is damage due to cold storms. It is good if you discover such problems in early enough before you get disconnected.
Be prepared for the future (watch your usage)
Take a look at the surveillance programs like Reposit. This will help you to determine the best times to use your energy drain devices. Use this to know when to start a dishwasher or washing machine to get the best value from your solar panels. Such applications provide you with the information you need to make smart decisions about how and when to use energy.
Use better and stronger insulation.
As you know, most of the energy used in our homes is for heating or cooling. In the winter, we all like to be warm. The main cause of concern is the huge amounts of energy that can escape through windows, walls and ceilings and get wasted. To prevent this from happening, you need to get better insulation. Upgraded insulators Can be fixed easily installed inside the smaller walls and roof areas.
Turn off the power whenever it is not in use.
It is very easy to leave your electric switches on or leave them in standby mode. Believe it or not, standby consumes large amounts of energy. For example, if you leave your TV in standby mode at night to fall asleep, you’ll use 20% more energy than you normally would when you turned it on.