Sunnier Days are here Again!

March has brought a continuation of February’s mild weather in western Pennsylvania, along with more daylight hours, where the sun is ‘riding higher’ in the sky. These factors have all contributed to increased rooftop solar energy production, as we exit the ‘dark days’ of winter.

Chart shows declining solar energy production from September 2022 through January 2023. December 28th was the shortest day of the year and the first day of winter in 2022. Shorter days, combined with some snow cover, contributed to reduced energy production in January.

The first seven days of March have gotten the month off to a great start with 177.5kWh of production:

Then there’s our crazy weather in western Pennsylvania, in sharp contrast to other parts of the United States…