No, you don’t have to remove snow from your solar panels. We recommend against getting up on your roof to clear snow off of your panels. The panels are dark and gather enough heat to eventually melt snow, which will slide off the panels. In some cases, snow cover might even help production by reflecting sunlight. Removing snow yourself could harm a panel or catch the solar racking and the 25-year panel warranty doesn’t cover damage caused by the owner. Plus, getting up on a snowy roof would risk your safety, which is our most important concern.
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