How does solar production change with the seasons or at night? - Goldin Solar, LLC

Solar production is highest when there is the most direct sun. Solar will not produce energy at night. This means that the summer months, with their longer days, can have more production potential than the winter months. However, cloud cover is also a factor. In Florida, summer days also come with rainstorms.

To compensate for this variability in the power produced, solar customers take advantage of net metering policies with their utility company. With net metering, extra energy produced when there is more sun (or less energy consumed) is traded back to the utility for a credit that can be used to purchase grid energy when there isn’t as much sun or when your home needs more energy.

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