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Solar Power System and its benefits in the Long Run

Thunderstorms and hailstorms can cause damage to the surface of the solar panels. Solar panel manufacturers usually design the panels to withstand severe weather conditions such as lightening, high winds, extreme cold and heat that easily affect the PV array in a bad way. But in spite of it, they tend to suffer some damages if the weather conditions are too adverse. Some panels stand well against hailstorms, but only until the panels get shattered.

Increase in Power

The presence of cloud usually augments the solar energy that the panels absorb. When puffy weather clouds cover the sun, they reflect the sunlight and increase the power of sun, thereby magnifying the harmful effect on the panels. It is similar to a magnifying glass intensifying the light. This is called as ‘the edge of cloud effect.’ The sunlight is given a boost because of this effect and can cause severe damage to solar panels. A decrease or increase in solar power may cause destructive effects on the panels.

Benefits

Some weather conditions may hamper the condition of solar panels, but they are quite rare. They happen only when the weather conditions are too severe that can easily destruct any manmade objects. But then, in the long run, solar power helps a great deal and saves you a lot of money, as there is no need to connect it with any alternate energy source. Needless to say, it also saves a lot of energy.