Julie Tester

Julie Tester

A Senior Energy Consultant at PE Solar. Based in our Orlando office and managing the selection process for The Model Home Program since 2017. Julie has a passion for renewable energy and has worked in the industry for over 5 years. Since joining the PE Solar team Julie has facilitated thousand of solar panel across FL and saved more than 120 families thousands of dollars every year!

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WIll my solar PRODUCE in the rain?

By Julie Tester on May 12, 2020 2:51:05 PM

Solar Power IN The rain

One common misconception people have with solar panels is that here in Florida, during our rainy days the panels will not provide much electricity. I always tell my customers that if you can see outside, the panels are producing plenty of electricity.  As a rule of thumb, if there is enough sun light to get a sunburn there is enough to produce energy. On a bright sunny day, they will always produce more power, but even on a rainy day you will have energy production. When the sun comes out, it releases photons to the earth, and those photons are captured inside those photovoltaic cells, the cells get super excited and bounce around, which is what creates electricity. It’s all about the relationship of the sun to the earth. The sun gives us enough light in one day to provide the entire world its energy needs for an entire year!!

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