MYTH 2: SOLAR DOESN’T WORK IN COOL, CLOUDY, OR FOGGY CLIMATES.

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Solar panels work just fine in ambient light and will produce significant energy in the fog or on overcast days. In fact, solar panels are actually more efficient at cooler temperatures than hot ones. Although this might seem counter-intuitive, consider that solar panels on a rooftop in cool, snowy Toronto produce only one percent less electricity than one in California, where it’s sunny and hot. Consider too that Germany leads the world in residential solar right now, and doesn’t have a sunny climate.