When it comes to solar panels, many people have developed some big misconceptions. From the belief that solar panels won’t work on a cloudy day to the idea that solar panels cost far too much for the average household to afford, here at Endless Energy, we are all about smashing these myths.
Our company provides an array of solar panels for sale, reaching clients across Western Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. We work with homeowners to find the ideal solar panel solutions for their needs. One common myth that we help to dispense is the concept that solar panels will simply shatter at the first sign of inclement weather. Check out the following information about how solar panels handle mother nature’s worst and what you can do to ensure the durability of your solar energy system.
Solar Panels And Hail
Probably one of the biggest concern homeowners across the New Mexico and Texas area express in regards to solar panels is what will happen when a hail storm strikes. This is an understandable fear as we are accustomed to some pretty massive hail in our region. Many homeowners envision all the money they invested simply shattering as the hailstones fall.
The good news is that modern solar panels are actually designed to withstand hail better than most of your home’s exterior. In fact, solar panels will hold up against hailstones with greater strength than windows, roofing shingles, and siding. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, a storm that impacted Denver, Colo. in 2017, proved just how strong solar panels are. After the storm, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory studied the results on a major solar energy farm in the area boasting over 3,000 solar panels. The results? Post-storm inspections revealed just one broken panel. In comparison, cars in the area were missing windshields, homes had severely damaged roofs, and many windows were broken out.
The bottom line is that solar panels are designed with extremely durable material that is capable of withstanding large amounts of hail.
The Effects Of High Winds
Another common worry in regards to solar panels is whether or not they will be able to withstand high winds. However, if properly installed, solar panels are usually manufactured to withstand winds up to approximately 140 mile-per-hour (MPH).
Consider this, solar panels are utilized in hurricane prone area with great results. By utilizing flexible mounting, you can improve the chances of your solar panels being unscathed by particularly high winds.
The Importance Of High-Quality Panels
When it comes to whether or not your solar panels are going to be able to withstand the worst that mother nature can throw your way, it comes down to one major factor — quality. If you purchase a cheap, poorly constructed solar panel, you are going to waste your money.
Conversely, a high-quality solar panel will be designed to handle the weather we see in New Mexico and Texas. At Endless Energy, you can count on the premium quality of our solar panels. We want to pair you with solar panels that are designed to handle every storm. Talk to us today about the solar panels we have for sale and pick out a quality solar energy system that is built to last.