Is solar PV a reliable energy source?

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Solar PV is often criticized for not being a consistent or reliable source of energy. The sun doesn’t always shine when we need it, and it can be difficult or impossible to accurately predict short-term performance because it is strongly influenced by the weather. However if one were to take a step back and evaluate over the long-term they may … Read More

How Snow Impacts Solar Production in Alberta

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Snow Impacts Solar Production

A lot has been speculated about how snow impacts solar production in Alberta. In this blog post I’ll discuss┬áthe results of the effect of snow and tilt on the output of NAIT’s Solar Reference Array, which showed that snow incurred no more than 6% of loss on annual output. Cold is good! A 250W module (commonly referred to as a … Read More