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Can Solar Panels Withstand Hail?

Can Solar Panels Withstand Hail?

If you live in a province prone to extreme weather conditions such as hail, you’re probably wondering if a solar panel will withstand the storm and whether you’ll still have power after it passes.

Solar is a dependable and renewable energy source that people across the country can rely on during severe weather, thanks to strict industry testing and certifications. You can be confident that your solar PV system will continue to convert clean, renewable solar energy into electricity for decades whether you choose a rooftop system for your home or a roof or ground-mounted solar array for your commercial property.

Solar Panels Withstanding Hail 

Solar panels have undergone extensive testing to improve durability and resilience, thanks to the NREL and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s SunShot Initiative. This includes testing solar panels under hail-like conditions, such as shooting ping pong-sized ice balls at solar panels at 70 mph. 

In 2017, the work of these organizations was put to the test. In Denver, a particularly severe hailstorm caused significant damage, shattering car windows and leaving golf ball-sized dents on roofs and vehicles. However, only one of the 3,000 solar panels on the NREL Denver campus was broken.

If solar panels could withstand the severe hailstorm in Denver, they are sure to standup to the climate in Ontario. Especially in Toronto. 

Solar Installation and Performance Go Hand-In-Hand

Though today’s solar products are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, expert system installation from an experienced contractor is required if you want your solar energy system to last a long time.

Trust our team at GoSolar Toronto for professional, reliable and durable solar panel installation. With our certifications and reputation, you can rely on us.

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