Can Solar Panels Survive A Thunderstorm?

A presentation at Sunburn Solar in in Australia by Roberta Leonard

Because solar panels are continually exposed to the weather, manufacturers make their systems as durable as possible. Solar panels are strong enough to resist hurricanes and other extreme weather conditions.

The best part is that because solar panels in Melbourne are engineered to be strong, you don’t have to worry about strong winds, rain, or hail spoiling or damaging them. But, before any tropical storms come, you’ll need to take certain preparations.


Since some solar panels are made of glass, they may appear flimsy, but high-quality, thick toughened glass is really fairly sturdy.

Solar panels manufactured of monocrystalline silicon, on the other hand, are far more prevalent and have a higher overall longevity. Monocrystalline silicon is created by melting pure silicon and shaping it into bars, which are subsequently sliced into wafers. The higher the purity of the silicon, the more efficient your solar panels will be.

SunPower solar panels are built of monocrystalline silicon, have a solid copper backing, and thick connections, making them the most durable solar panels on the market. SunPower solar panels also have the lowest deterioration rate and consequently a longer lifespan.

Manufacturers also thoroughly test their products and seek third-party certification to verify that their solar panels can resist a hurricane’s worst circumstances, such as high-force winds, huge hail, and heavy rain.


Despite the strong rain and clouds brought by storms, solar panels may continue to create energy. As long as sunlight is hitting your system’s panels directly or indirectly, they may collect sunlight and create power.

Hurricanes, on the other hand, frequently inflict damage to grid lines, resulting in power outages. Solar panel owners in some states, such as New South Wales, are required to connect to the grid. In the case of a power loss, all solar systems must shut down to ensure the safety of electricians attempting to restore the grid.

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