Who knew rainy weather could actually be good for Solar Power Homes? I have always thought that solar panels produced more power during summer when sun shines brightest and were so-so during the winters. Imagine then to my surprise when I came across this article at CBS website explaining otherwise.
It seems that the solar panels commonly in use by individual households get coated by dust and are relatively dirtier during summers thus reducing their efficiency and capacity to fully utilize the bright summer sun. On the other hand, during winters while the sun may not be shining at its brightest, the solar panels are relatively dust free and cleaner. This in turn allows them to more efficiently convert what little sunlight they do get into electricity.
Moral of the story? Cleanliness is next to Godliness. Keep your solar panels clean and wash them regularly during summers to keep them at their fittest!