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Do Clouds Affect Solar Panel?

An unusual phenomenon also exists when there are patches of cumulus clouds drifting through the sun’s beams. Called the edge of cloud effect, as the sun peeks out of the spaces in between the clouds, the direct light combined with the reflective light will briefly boost your panels’ power production. The increase is relatively small and short-lived but interesting to note. Most inverters allow for this brief surge of power so there is little danger to your solar panel system.

As a case study, one of our customers discusses his experience with his solar power system production during cloudy/rainy conditions: