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Can Solar Panels Withstand Hail in Colorado?

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

Many homeowners in the front range of the Rocky Mountains looking to save money on their electricity costs ask us whether or not solar panels are going to be damaged by our famous hail storms. The concern is completely valid, as a quick glance at the map below showcases Eastern Colorado as one of the most severe hail areas in the country.

Thankfully, our panels are tough. All of Apollo Energy's solar installations in Colorado and Wyoming use top of the market, American-made panels built and tested to withstand the toughest hail storms. In reality, your solar panels are going to be tougher than your roof, and adding solar to your home is a great way to protect your roof against some of the harshest conditions.

Despite installing over 4,000 solar panels across the entire front range of Colorado and Wyoming, Apollo Energy has only ever had ONE single panel damaged by hail (the size of a softball!). So, yes, hail can damage solar panels, but less than 0.1% of our installations have been damaged, and that is why our systems are warrantied for 25 years.

Interested in protecting your roof while saving money on your electricity? Get a free quote for your home today.


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