Yes, solar panels still work in overcast weather. The sun is so powerful your panels will still absorb its energy! Although a cloudy day might make for lower production, it doesn’t matter – what matters is the sun you get year round.
If you live on the coast you are considered Zone 1, you receive 4.75 hours of sun a day on average. A coastal homeowner may have to add a couple more panels than someone inland, but it is still very beneficial and Palomar Solar has hundreds of happy coastal customers.
For example look at this Palomar Solar install in La Jolla, CA that is located just 3 miles off the Pacific Ocean coast. This 11.34 kW system with LG solar panels and Enphase microinverters offset 101.62% of this family’s monthly electric bill, with the first year utility savings of $5,335.00 and an estimated lifetime solar savings of $500,177.00! Not to mention since it’s installation in June 2015, the system has produced enough energy to power two football sized stadiums for one day, and has offset 16.9 tons of carbon.
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