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 … Is solar PV a reliable energy source?
A lot has been speculated about how snow impacts solar production in Alberta. In this blog post I’ll discuss the 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 … How Snow Impacts Solar Production in Alberta