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Can Solar Panels Withstand Hurricanes and Hail?

Hail on Roof

If you’re looking to go solar and live in an area that has frequent hail storms or hurricanes then, one question you might ask is can solar panels withstand extreme weather? The answer is YES! 

With solar panels being on your roof they may experience heavy rainstorms, high winds and hail and lucky for you, the solar panels Sunpro installs are created to withstand these terrible weather situations. 

Solar Panels and Hail

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory analyzed 50,000 solar systems installed between 2009 and 2012 and found that the probability of damage from hail was below 0.05%. This is because high quality solar panel manufacturers like LG test their products to ensure that they are capable of withstanding extreme weather cases like hail storms and hurricanes. Therefore, solar panels are well-equipped to combat impacts from the largest hailstones. 

Solar Panels and Hurricanes

Especially if you live on the Gulf Coast you might be used to hurricanes and the damage they can cause and you might think your solar panels cant withstand the damage from a hurricane. Fortunately solar panels are typically tested to ensure they can and will withstand a hurricane. Most solar panels are made to survive winds up to 2,400 pascals which equals 140 miles per hour. A major 4 hurricane the typical wind speed is 130 miles per hour.  So your solar panels can be the least of your worries during a large storm. 

Why Sunpro Solar Panels are Worth It

At Sunpro Solar we ensure that our manufacturers, LG and Silfab, produce and test their solar panels up to the highest standards. We stand by our manufacturers and our product warranties and are sure that you will be 100% satisfied with your solar panels! 

We offer easy ways for you to switch to solar so you can enjoy clean, renewable energy without any stress during hurricanes and hail storms. If you’d like to learn more, or would like to schedule your free consultation, simply reach out to us today!

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