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How Do Solar Panels Hold Up in a Hurricane?

Hurricanes and Solar

Is worry about the durability of solar panels during extreme weather kept you from investing in a solar energy system? We’re here to tell you that you have a lot less to worry about than you think.

Solar panels undergo plenty of testing as they are designed and developed and, after the past few years, we have had the opportunity to gather data about the ability of solar panels to withstand hurricanes.

Plummeting Solar Panel Prices Could Lead Industry Growth

Solar Growth

Solar panel costs are low and slipping ever lower. That means rooftop solar will become increasingly easy for the average person to adopt, and increasingly economically advantageous.

Green Tech Media reported in February that solar had reached grid parity – the point at which installing rooftop solar panels makes equal or better economic sense than traditional fossil fuel and coal-powered electricity generation – in 20 of the 50 states. GTM predicts that solar will be at grid parity in 42 states by 2020, just a little more than three years from now.