Performance of Solar Panels in The Winters

Solar Panels in Winter

There is no wonder, how the 21st century has introduced the Solar Energy on a large scale. From the global tech giant, “Apple” to a small turbine operator of a rural area, everyone is showing their keen interest in this renewable energy. This is gaining more popularity all around the world, especially in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where the economy just relies on the exertion of crude oil and the kingdom is struggling to achieve its Vision 2030. This is the sign that the world has started realizing the importance of renewables despite the traditional energy. In addition to public awareness, the major reasons for this great hype of renewables are that it is a low-cost, environment-friendly and long term solution to an ongoing energy crisis.

Here I just remind a saying of Rick Riordan, he says, “Humans just see what they want to see”, unfortunately, there are some very strong lobbies that are not in the favor of solar energy. For this, they generally use to rip-offs some fake news about renewables to save their investments in the traditional energy business. One of the most common myths is the Solar Panels won’t perform well in winters. Specifically talking about the kingdom of Saudi Arabia some of the very interested people are not investing in the renewables just because of such rumors. 

Cheers! it’s a big, “NO” to all such myths. Before moving forward with my answer let me explain to you the mechanism of solar panels. The solar panel simply absorbs the light from the sun and converts it into electrical energy. Then this energy is forwarded to the inverter and then to a battery or the appliance directly. The temperature factor has nothing to do with all this. The good news is that the solar panels are empowered by the light, not the heat. Yes, the solar panel only needs the light even it’s a cloudy morning. As far as the light is reaching the panel, it is working. There is no need for direct sunlight or heat to operate, nonetheless, the output can fluctuate slightly as compared to the solar panel – photovoltaic cell placed in direct sunlight, but it is negligible. Here, you will be amazed to know that a hot sunny day can harm your solar panel system; therefore, cold sunny days are thought to be ideal for optimum performance. Luckily, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is blessed enough to enjoy the adequate sunshine all around the year which makes it a treat to invest in a solar energy system.


To conclude, let’s reduce the scientific name of solar panels, i.e. Photovoltaic cells. Since a photo is referred to as “Light” in the world of science. Therefore, this is enough to understand that solar panels or photovoltaic cells (PV Cells) are the panes which absorb light and convert it into electricity without any involvement of temperature factor.

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