When talking about renewable energy generation, the seasonal nature of these energy sources often raises questions. Will a solar array provide enough power during periods of cloudy weather or during shorter winter days? Can a wind turbine be effective on days with little to no wind?

We know that renewable energy relies on environmental sources—sun and wind—so it’s variable by nature. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean that renewable energy isn’t a viable option in all climates. When designing renewable energy systems, there are ways to ensure that organizations have the power needed to meet their energy requirements. With today’s environmental goals, every kilowatt-hour produced by sun and wind is a kilowatt-hour not produced by other, more carbon intensive methods.