Best Time of Year or Season to Install Solar Panels

When is The Best Time of Year or Season to Install Solar Panels? 

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Solar panels need sunlight and not heat to generate electricity. Most people consider spring as the best season or time to install solar systems. After spring, hot summer days arrive, which can minimize the risk of a toll on your pocket or budget. Many appliances are used to keep the house cool in summer. However, there are multiple reasons to install solar panels in the spring season. You should contact the best company to hire a professional installer for installing solar systems. Many problems are automatically resolved by choosing the right time for installation. 

Installation of solar panels is a lengthy process in itself, as it requires approvals, permissions, and inspection. To avoid further delays in solar panel installation, you should choose suitable weather and season. Keep reading this article to know the best season for solar installation and why?

  • Paperwork process - Solar installation also requires some basic paperwork to be completed. You can easily confirm the rebates, government schemes, and incentives in the spring season as it is neither chilling nor too cold. 
  • Avoid summer rush - Most homeowners buy solar panels in the summertime and the rush starts from there. You can avoid that rush by purchasing solar panels in the spring season and you can also get professional installers easily at this time. 
  • Control high summer electricity consumption bills - Solar panel purchase, installation, and other procedures take about 5 weeks. If you start planning in the summer, retail electricity already has taken a toll on your budget. You can select the spring season to save your high summer bills.
  • Invest from tax payouts for additional benefits - Spring season or time allows you to invest from the tax payouts as many people are receiving tax returns at the end of the financial year. It is the best time to invest in home appliances or for solar power to be exempt from heavy taxes and payouts. 
  • Get solar ready when the right time peaks - You require the solar system the most in the summer season or warm weather. The efficiency of the solar system tends to increase with warm weather. You can get the best results from solar as the warm and hot region requires more appliances or electricity. Installing solar at the right time allows you to save yourself from the sun's scorching heat.
  • Preference to sunlight - Solar panels only need sufficient sunlight to generate electricity, and not heat. Instead, solar panels function more smoothly in normal warm temperatures.

The efficiency of solar panels increases before and after summer due to normal suitable temperatures. High production of electricity from solar panels is noticed in September and November. 


It is best to choose a suitable time for solar installation to avoid further delays and problems. You will know the correct value of electrical appliances and equipment at the time of their need. Solar panels can be best utilized in summer as the sun remains for a long time in the summer season. Check certifications, registration, and licence of the installers to get the best services in the town. 

Ian Mutuli

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Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.