MAINTING SOLAR PANELS
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Taking small steps can help you make sure your solar panels continue to run smoothly. Here are a few tips on how to maintain your system.
SOLAR PANEL MAINTENANCE
Only an authorized solar panel dealer should do maintenance on your solar panel system. In your warranty information you can find details of this requirement.
Your panels require cleaning to remove debris and dirt and debris caused by weather, such as wind or storms. Luckily, because solar panels have no moving parts that could be affected by rust or break down, solar power maintenance may not be needed too often.
Solar panels should receive maintenance or cleaning around every three months. When you begin to see snow, debris or dirt building up, it’s time to clean them. Sunshine City Solar can provide this service to you.
To maintaining the efficiency of the panel, cleaning your solar panels is of essence. The cost to clean your solar panel will vary based on the amount of debris, the location, and the size of your system. Contact Sunshine City Solar to tell you the exact costs based on your needs.
CLIMATE AND WEATHER
Solar panel systems are designed and built to be very durable. They can withstand any form of weather, including harsh wind and rain, hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, and even hurricanes.
Some damage can occur if hail is falling at least at 54 miles per hour and 1 inch in diameter. If you have to repair or replace your roof, or are worried that a strong hail storm may have damaged your solar panels, at Sunshine City Solar we will be happy to help you.
SOLAR PANEL LIFETIME
You should only need to replace your solar panel system every 25 years. If you are looking for a new solar panel system, or need to replace an older system, purchased through a different vendor, reach out to our skilled and experienced consultants today!
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROOF MOUNTED AND GROUND MOUNTED PANELS?
The main difference is that ground mounted solar panels are much easier to access and clean.
You can install automated cleaners that work like sprinkler systems or even schedule appointments with solar panel cleaning companies.
Monitoring systems help you see how much you are benefiting the environment and how much CO2 you are emitting into the atmosphere. They can also help you know how much you can benefit from the feed-in tariff scheme. Your manufacturer can provide you with the best monitoring system for your solar panels.
Document the day-to-day performance to improve solar panel maintenance. Write down how much energy has been produced at a consistent time every day and make special note of dates where it is very cloudy.
Make sure the inverters are flashing green lights. If they are not flashing, you are losing money by no longer compensating for your electricity use.
Keep solar panels out of shade so that energy production does not become inefficient by being kept from absorbing any sunlight.
For more information, call 915-465-4475 or fill out the form on our contact page to schedule a free consultation.