How does snow affect my solar system’s performance?

Snow will decrease production while on your panels. However, it will not damage your system when designed and installed properly. Light can still penetrate a thin layer of snow and allow for energy production. The angle of the solar panels and their ability to produce some heat allows for the snow to slide directly off your panels faster than snow would fall off your roof, quickly returning your system to its full potential. In fact, snow on the ground can actually increase the output of your panels due to reflected sunlight. Check out this video on the study of solar and winter weather: