Solar panels in winter: Is snow a problem?

Solar Panels Snow

It's that time of the year. The days are getting shorter and colder, and depending on where you live, you may have seen a snowflake or two. So what does winter mean for your solar panels or for your decision about whether it makes sense to even consider panels at this time of the year? Many ...

Where is the best location on Earth for solar energy?

Atacama Desert (credit: bbc.co.uk)

In a previous post, we outlined the top five factors that influence the solar energy potential of a site. These factors are latitude, cloud cover, aerosols, elevation and shading. Not surprisingly, the site with the highest solar energy potential on Earth happens to be near the equator, surrounded by an arid climate away from major ...