How Much Solar Maintenance Is Required For Solar Panels?

How Much Solar Maintenance Do Solar Panels Need?

If you are searching to see if solar panels require a lot of maintenance, you can relax because your solar panels will require very little maintenance. Most of the maintenance that is required depends on where you are located and the climate that comes with it.

Environmental factors that may hinder your solar panels

The main thing you need to worry about as a homeowner with solar panels is to make sure they aren’t covered with anything. Snow will eventually melt off because of the sun’s rays hitting them, but you can accelerate the process by wiping off the snow manually. If there is a layer of dirt or dust on your solar panels, it is best to spray them off with a hose or if you cant reach them, go up and rinse them off manually.

Most of the time, you don’t have to worry about doing the cleaning manually because if you are in a warmer climate the rain will rinse the dirt off and clean your solar panels. If you have snow, the snow should melt fairly quickly from the sun’s rays. However, if you are in a dryer climate and have a layer of dirt you may need to clean your solar panels periodically. If you are not capable of doing this or are not sure what to do, contact your solar provider for professional assistance.

How long do solar panels last?

Solar panels are very durable and degrade at a very slow rate and tend to last around 25-30 years. Even though your solar panels need maintenance, your solar company you work with may have a plan or package where they do regular checkups and maintenance on your solar panels. This way you would never have to worry about maintaining your solar panels yourself. However, if they don’t provide this service, you can ask for best practices or referrals for companies that specifically clean and maintain your solar panels.

Solar maintenance safety precautions

When you are going to maintain or clean your solar panels yourself, please be careful. If you are not confident in what you are going to do, reach out to your solar provider for assistance. We don’t want you to injury yourself for something that can be done by professionals. When maintaining your own solar panels, be cautious of how your warranty works. If you scratch up your solar panels yourself, your warranty may be in jeopardy, where if you had your solar provider do it, you would be insured.

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