Solar Panel output winter vs. summer
In terms of solar energy generation, cooler, bright days are the most efficient. Cold, sunny days, on the other hand, are associated with late fall, winter, and early spring in the northeast, which implies less daylight hours.
Stronger sunlight means more electricity because solar PV cells respond to light. On a clear sunny day, your solar panels will receive the most light around midday, when the sun is highest in the sky and the light is brightest. Even the dim light of a dreary winter afternoon, though, releases enough energy to generate electricity.
The sun is lower in the sky during the winter, and its light does not contact the panels at an optimal angle, resulting in a minor reduction in solar production. In addition, because daylight hours are shorter in the winter than they are in the summer, your solar system has less time to capture sunlight.
On cloudy/rainy days or foggy days, solar panels still generate electricity; they just don't produce as much as they do on brilliant, sunny days. Solar panels typically produce between 10% and 30% of their capacity during overcast days. The exact amount is determined on the type of solar panels used, the density of the clouds or fog, and the length of time the clouds or fog hover above the house.
The best approach to make the most of the power generated throughout the winter is to simply keep an eye on your solar system record when you have available power during the winter, and utilize your electrical appliances accordingly.
Rain and snow are advantageous to solar panels because they naturally wipe away any dust, pollen, or other irritants that may have accumulated on the panels. There is no need to maintain a solar energy system after it is installed. Nature is in charge of producing and maintaining your energy, as well as keeping your system clean.
Many people believe that solar panels are most effective during the summer's hot, sunny days. However, this is not entirely accurate. Solar panels are more productive when the weather isn't too hot because their output is more dependent on the amount of sunshine that touches them rather than the temperature of the air around them. A cooler, sunny day with enough of sunlight is far preferable to a searing hot summer day for optimal yield.
In terms of solar energy generation, cooler, bright days are the most efficient. Cold, sunny days, on the other hand, are associated with late fall, winter, and early spring in the northeast, which implies less daylight hours. So, when energy production is at its highest point of the year, the number of hours that sunlight reaches the panels is at its lowest.
As you can see, there is no such thing as a "optimal" period to produce solar energy because weather patterns, sunlight generation, and the seasons all have a role in solar energy production.
If you're thinking about going solar, the winter solstice is the best time to see if your roof is being shaded by nearby trees or buildings, because shadows will be at their longest. Unless you have some fast-growing trees or buildings nearby, if your roof is shade-free on the winter solstice, it will be shade-free all year.