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Do Solar Panels Work in the Winter?

One of the most common questions we get here at Solar Us, is "do solar panels work in the winter?" Or "do solar lights work in the winter?" We touch on this a little on our Solar Power FAQ page, but since we offer so many products relating to these topics, we thought it would be a great idea to do a special piece on the effects of winter on solar power. In this piece, you should leave with the ultimate knowledge on how winter can affect solar panels and solar energy in general. In order to better outline this we are going to separate this out by utility scale solar, residential solar panels, and home solar lighting. Does Winter...

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Solar Pool Skimmers: What They Are, How They Work, & What Is Best

Solar pool skimmers allow you to keep your swimming pool clean while using free renewable electricity harnessed from the sun. In addition to being an environmentally friendly solution, solar pool cleaners are also incredibly convenient, as today’s top products can all be controlled with the push of a few buttons and stop you from hand skimming.  At Solar Us Shop, we love using and testing any kind of product that incorporates solar energy into the device’s functionality. And today, solar powered robotic pool cleaners are a great, new environmentally friendly product. In this quick guide, we will give a background on how solar pool skimmers work before recommending today’s top models.  What is a Solar Pool Skimmer?  A solar powered...

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