1. Choose the location correctly
Make sure your panels are set properly at angles
from 18 degrees to 45 degrees. It will help the panels avoid direct hits from hailstones. If your panels are installed at 10 degrees or less, they are at a higher risk of damage from hail.
2. Use protective covers or arrange a shelter
Purchase special protective covers for your solar panels, such as hail netting. However, bear in mind that they limit the panels' output. If a huge hailstorm is about to come, take your solar panels to a shelter, which can be a basement, a secure part of your home, or a covered parking space.
3. Get insurance coverage
Most solar panel manufacturers' warranties will not cover hail damage, so be sure to purchase insurance for your solar panels that will include coverage for natural disasters. That will help to replace your damaged panels without having to pay a fortune.
4. Sign up for weather alerts
There are lots of ways you can be notified when severe weather threatens your area. Here are some of them: