Just because it is hot does that mean solar power will work well there?



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    Not necessarily, but generally warmer areas do have better solar access, It should be added that areas that are good for solar would need to have high access to solar energy year round – thus even though it does get very warm in Chicago or Boston during the summer, these areas in the winter have very poor solar access and are not the most suitable of sites.

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    If you are talking about solar panels, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will work better in a hot climate. Solar panels might need a certain level of sunlight intensity, but cloudiness will also be a factor. Solar thermal plants generally will because they use the heat from the sunlight to create steam that drives a turbine or something else to create electricity. More intense sunlight in a hot climate will lead to more intense heat and more efficient conversion to electricity.

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