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Are solar panels efficient in the northern United States?

Yes (but less efficient than panels placed in the south)
16%
Yes (and are as efficient as panels placed in the south)
83%
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Question: Are solar panels efficient in the northern United States?
Top Answer (83% of 12 votes): Yes (and are as efficient as panels placed in the south).

Answer: Yes (but less efficient than panels placed in the south)
Explanation: Solar panels actually operate more efficiently in cooler temperatures than in warmer temperatures. For instance, Dayton, Ohio has 88% of the solar resources of Miami, Florida!
Sovereign Solar
Answer: Yes (and are as efficient as panels placed in the south)
Explanation: Efficiency is always a topic of concern in any area of the country. That is why you need an experienced solar company to handle the design and layout of your system in order to best maximize your Solar unit.
Mission Energy Solutions
Answer: Yes (but less efficient than panels placed in the south)
Explanation: As long as the panels are placed on the southern, south eastern, or south western portion of the roof you will collect enough sunlight and achieve maximum production value.
Skyline solar
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes (and are as efficient as panels placed in the south)
Explanation: All panels are the same
Trinity Solar
Answer: Yes (and are as efficient as panels placed in the south)
Explanation: It is a misconception that solar cells are more efficient in the southern states. Actually the hotter the solar panel the lower the solar output. It is photons and not heat that converts photons to electrons from each solar cell.
Stelcor Energy
Answer: Yes (and are as efficient as panels placed in the south)
Explanation: Utah is one of the top 7 states for pv solar having more sun hours than Florida and Hawaii. We have as much sun as most of California.
Solartek Solutions, Choice Lifestyle, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes (and are as efficient as panels placed in the south)
Explanation: Actually, solar panels are more efficient on days when temperatures range on the cooler side vs. hot days as we experience in the south.
DC Solar Electric, Inc.
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