Summer Solstice in Seattle
The Summer Solstice in Seattle is a day of notoriety for numerous reasons to many people across our region. Whether it be rising early for an extended day of outdoor activities or aligning your chakras with the sun, the day is always a bit special. One thing that might not (yet!) be high on people’s list, though, is a high amount of solar production possible on this long day.
As soon as the sun peaks above the horizon, solar arrays clock in to start their day. On the solstice this year, that began at the early hour of 5:12am. With the sun not setting until 9:11pm, that’s just short of 16 whole hours of production possible! When the solstice falls on a sunny day, many homes can expect to produce up to 4 times what they consume on that day. That means banking a whole lot of credits for days such as the winter solstice, which might not be as enjoyable. While there are many other great days of production surely to follow in the coming months, they rarely do as well as this one.
Overall, the Summer Solstice is a wonderful day to really see what the peak performance of your solar array looks like, and to sit back and enjoy all the savings and green energy that big ball in the sky brings us.
As you celebrate the power of the sun, think about how you can harness it for clean energy generation. Get a free quote here, call or text us at 206-462-1103 or email [email protected] to find out how you could use the energy of the sun.
Stay sunny out there!
Colin Hutchins was always destined to work in the solar industry, it just took him a few careers shifts to figure that out. His appreciation for art and architecture make the design aspect of his job thoroughly enjoyable, and he loves finding a new neighborhood during a client visit. On his off days you can find him on a golf course, skiing down a mountain, or jumping in the lake. Being outside is what it’s all about, and solar will continue to make that possible for generations to come.