Will my solar panels withstand Hail and Hurricanes?
If you live in a state that’s susceptible to extreme weather conditions like hurricanes and hail, you’re likely wondering if a solar panel will hold up in the storm.
Thanks to rigorous industry testing and certifications, solar is a reliable and renewable energy source that people across the country can count on during severe weather. Some recent hurricanes and hailstorms show us the extent to which solar panels stand up to a storm.
Most manufacturers test and certify their solar panels to withstand hail over one inch in diameter falling at 50 miles per hour (faster than terminal velocity). Today's solar panels are also extremely resilient against high winds and heavy rain. Most solar panels are certified to withstand hurricane force winds.