During the summer, the Pacific Northwest’s long, mild days are ideal for generating solar power and solar panels operate at greater efficiency in cooler climates. A solar system in the Puget Sound will produce 80% of the energy of an identical system in Los Angeles! Solar panels work on cloudy days too, even in the winter.
Germany receives less sunlight than the Seattle & Puget Sound region, yet it accounts for 13.5% of the world’s solar panel electric installations. Germany is expecting to be 100% green for its national energy usage by 2050. When Germany can produce that much solar energy with less sunlight, there is no reason not to go solar here in the Northwest.