“Is there any need to worry about your solar panel during rainfall?”
2021-09-06 23:05:34 Timothy 511
Each hour, 430 quintillion Joules of energy from the sun find their way to Earth. That’s more energy than the entire planet uses in one year.
While a fraction of that energy finds its way to a solar panel and is converted into electricity, it isn’t a perfect energy swap. The amount of energy produced depends on a few things, like how efficient the panel is, its orientation towards the sun, and of course, the weather.
In Nigeria for example, we believe we have 2 seasons in a year
- Dry Season(a period where the Sun shines all through) and Wet Season otherwise known as Rainy Season(a period of constant rainfall). So let’s look at how rainfall affects your solar system, especially the solar panel which is usually exposed to Sun and Rain.
The rain itself will have no effect on your solar energy system. Solar panels are made of waterproof material, hence moisture won't damage them.
And, in fact, rain is helpful in that it will wash off some of the dirt and dust that accumulates on the panels over time, covering the panels and blocking the light, which could lead to a decrease in production, with the rain now making the surface of the Panel clear and easy to attract Sun rays, which means your solar battery will charge faster and get full in no time.
Though not yet a widely viable option, scientists have been working on a new kind of solar panel that could still produce electricity when it’s raining. Termed hybrid solar panels, these solar cells collect energy from both the sun and the rain. As precipitation hits the panels, the force from the impact is converted into electricity. When it’s sunny, they act just like traditional solar panels (but are still less efficient for now).
Now you as a Beebeejump User do you need to worry about your battery getting charged during the rainy season? You know the answer right? With our double charging option, there is no need to worry.
Just continue to enjoy easy life with electricity!
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