A Guide to Solar Panel Efficiency in Indiana

01.07.2022
3 min read

Nationwide, solar panel efficiency is at an all-time high. If you’ve been wondering what potential electrical and financial benefits could come from adding solar in Indiana, there’s never been a better time to check. Currently, Indiana even has a renewable energy property tax exemption that could potentially exempt you from paying property tax on the added value of solar to your property if you have solar panels installed at your home. State and local laws are subject to change, so you should consult with your tax advisor to see if you qualify!

The solar panels Pink Energy installs come with a maximum efficiency of about 20%, which is on the high end of the industry spectrum. We’ll get into why below, but the main takeaway is that our panels can potentially provide even more electricity for your home and its power needs. If our solar panels are good enough to provide power for the Indianapolis Colts, they should be more than capable of helping you reach your energy goals.

When are Solar Panels Most Efficient in Indiana?

In cooler, sunnier weather (but any season or climate will work)

While there isn’t a season where solar panels can’t operate, they may produce differently in each season. Winter may mean less sunlight, but it does mean colder temperatures under which solar panels operate more efficiently. Even during the snowfall Indiana can experience, our panels will produce solar electricity. In fact, the snow may even act as a reflector, potentially boosting how much solar energy a system can absorb. When springtime comes around, it means even more potential benefits — due to the milder weather and longer days. 

During times of higher solar intake, a Generac battery can be used to potentially store excess energy for future uses. Alternatively, since net metering programs are offered in Indiana, you could even check with your electric utility provider to discuss the potential of selling the stored energy back to their grid. 

When the panels are clean

As long as your solar panels remain clear and open to direct sunlight, they will produce solar electricity. Panels are very self-sufficient, with very little maintenance needed from a homeowner’s end. You may need 1-2 cleanings a year by service professionals in your area, if your panels need any cleaning at all. Because of the danger of going on your roof, we do not recommend that homeowners clean the panels themselves. 

When they’re made with top-tier materials

Out of the three main kinds of solar panels​ — monocrystalline, polycrystalline and thin-film — Pink Energy uses the first for its top efficiency and sleek, matte-black design. Combine that with their minimum 25-year warranty, and it’s clear that you can trust their American-made quality. 

When they’re placed effectively

The average home in Indiana gets about 4.21 hours of “full sun” per day. To make the most of this time, we try to install our panels on the south side of homes, at the angle that will make the most of this direct sunlight timeframe. 

When the right number of panels placed

We don’t take a “one-size-fits-all” approach when determining the number of solar panels for your home. Rather, the panel amount we install typically ranges from 14 on up. This is based on the square footage of a home, average energy consumption per kilowatts and other factors we consider to best meet specific power requirements. Regardless of the amount of panels, each one is made to be as compact and space-saving as possible. 

Pink Energy Leads the Way for Indiana Solar Power

Pink Energy is committed to producing green, dependable energy throughout the Hoosier State. With our top-of-the-line solar panels, we’ve tried to find the happy medium between value and efficiency for Indiana customers. Request your free quote today and see the potential benefits firsthand.