Who said that starting with solar panels during the winter ain’t fun? Wrong, it’s the best time of the year! 🙂
Soon after our solar panels were installed it became a habit to take a peek each day at what the panels had produced. And not being used to large production numbers, you can’t be anything else than happy with what you see; even if the production is just a few kWh.
But then, somewhere in January, you’ll start to notice that the production gradually becomes higher and higher – wow! The sun still has its bad days of course, but the production on sunny days just keeps on getting higher and higher.
So every day there’s the possibility of a new record in terms of energy production and it’s soo nice to witness that – it’s addictive. Nowadays, when I get up in the morning, I take a look outside to see whether it will be a sunny day or not; while at work I keep an eye on the cloudiness and monitor the solar production to see if another record is in the making. So, if spring itself wouldn’t cheer me up (I hate winters), our solar panels would – so right now, every day is a happy day.
If you’re considering solar panels: start in the 2nd half of winter and watch the energy production increase each week; I’m sure you’ll have the best spring you’ve ever had! 😉