Does Solar Work in the Northwest?

Yes! Solar Power Works Great In The Northwest! 

Although higher latitudes receive fewer annual hours of sunlight, solar panels operate at greater efficiency in cooler climates making solar in Seattle, Olympia, Tacoma, Bainbridge, Bellevue, Redmond, Everett and beyond excellent places for solar.  In addition, the Northwest has long summer days with many months of high solar hours.  Although the Northwest does have long, overcast winters, solar makes a lot of sense because it still works on cloudy days.  Even in areas that have long, rainy winters like Seattle and the greater Puget Sound area, solar power is still a very attractive solution to today’s energy problems.  Even though it might not seem like it during the winter, most of the Northwest actually receives up to 70% of the sunlight that Los Angeles does!

Germany, which actually gets less sunlight than we do here in the Northwest, has installed over 13.5% of the world's solar photovoltaic panels and is expecting to be 100% green in its national energy use by 2050.  Germany has approximately 10% fewer annual hours of sunlight than Seattle and most of the country is actually north of the Puget Sound’s latitudes, yet over half of the world’s solar energy is being generated there.  If Germany can produce that much solar energy with less sun, there is no reason not to go solar here in the Northwest.

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