Does Solar Work When the Sun Doesn't Shine? Elemental Energy Has You Covered!

Does Solar Work When the Sun Doesn't Shine? Elemental Energy Has You Covered!

If you're like many homeowners living in the stunning Pacific Northwest, you might be thinking about making the switch to solar power. It's a fantastic way to reduce your carbon footprint and save some hard-earned cash on those utility bills. But here's the question that often comes up: "Does solar work when the sun doesn't shine?"

We get it; cloudy days are pretty common around here. Lucky for us, Elemental Energy can put your worries to rest. After all, we've been right here in Portland, Oregon, since 2011, so we know a thing or two about those cloudy skies.

Tailored Solar Solutions

At Elemental Energy, we don't believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. Your home is unique, and your solar system should be too. When you partner with us, our solar experts will work closely with you to craft a system that maximizes energy, no matter the weather.

Solar Power, Rain or Shine

So, let's tackle the big question: does solar work when the sun doesn't shine? The answer is a resounding YES! Solar panels can still churn out electricity on cloudy days. Here's how it works:

1. Diffused Light: Solar panels are cleverly designed to capture both direct and diffused sunlight. Even when clouds hide the sun, there's still enough oomph in that diffused sunlight to keep your panels buzzing. You might not reach peak performance compared to a sunshine filled day, but you'll still be generating power.

2. Net Metering: Going solar with Elemental Energy means you get to enjoy net metering. This program lets you send any excess electricity your panels produce back to the grid in exchange for credits. So, on sunny days when your panels generate more power than you need, you can "bank" that excess energy as credits. These credits are applied to your electricity bill, effectively reducing your overall energy costs. Then, on cloudy days or during the night when your panels aren't producing as much electricity, you can offset your electricity usage with these credits, helping you save on your utility bills.

3. Energy Storage: Need even more peace of mind? We've got you covered with energy storage solutions like Tesla Powerwall and other battery systems. These products store up the extra energy you generate during sunny days for those times when the clouds just won't budge. They help keep your lights on… It's like having a backup generator, but cleaner and quieter.

Your Trusted Solar Partner

Elemental Energy has been energizing homes and businesses in the Pacific Northwest for over a decade. Known for our exceptional customer service and unwavering commitment to sustainability, we're the go-to choice for folks looking to go solar.

What sets us apart? Our unmatched expertise. Our team of Solar Consultants and Project Managers know the Pacific Northwest like the back of our hands. We get that solar isn't just about those glorious sunny days; it's about squeezing every bit of juice from every ray of sunshine, whether it's direct or a bit scattered by the cloud

Making Solar Work for You

Here are a few more ways we'll make solar work like a charm for your home:

Solar Incentives: Our Solar Consultants are pros at navigating the maze of solar incentives and rebates available to PNW homeowners. They'll help you uncover every possible way to save big on your solar investment.

Professional Installation: When you choose Elemental Energy, you're in safe hands. Our experienced team ensures your solar system is installed correctly and efficiently, so you can start enjoying the benefits right away. And if you ever need a hand down the road, we're just a call away.

Embrace Clean Energy, Rain or Shine

In the Pacific Northwest, cloudy days are just part of the charm. But guess what? Solar energy still works wonders, even when the sun isn't shining brightly. Elemental Energy's commitment to tailored solutions, expert guidance, and top-notch customer service ensures that your solar system will keep churning out clean energy - rain or shine.

So, if you've been wondering the age-old question, "Does solar work when the sun doesn't shine?" you've got your answer. Elemental Energy is your trusted partner in this sunny journey, no matter the weather. Join the ever-growing community of PNW homeowners who are embracing clean energy and making a positive impact on the environment.

Ready to get started with Elemental Energy? Reach out today to schedule your FREE Site Evaluation and kickstart your journey toward a brighter, greener future. We can't wait to chat with you!

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