A solar energy system is a big investment in your energy independence and your property’s ability to support your daily needs. However, in order to keep it operating to its fullest capacity, you will need to regularly maintain your solar panels and ensure their continued, ongoing health. Because panels are regularly exposed to the worst of the elements, they can and will eventually grow dirty. Likewise, certain parts will need to be inspected or even replaced to ensure your panels remain secure and productive.
Sun Energy offers comprehensive, professional solar panel maintenance in Southern California. Offering years of experience and familiarity with a wide range of equipment, you can count on the team we send to your home to completely and thoroughly complete maintenance that your panels need. Our goal is to help your investment in renewable energy be a profitable, productive, and enjoyable one from the completion of your installation all the way through the entire life of your panel system.
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As with any major investment you make, maintenance is key to protecting and preserving it. Much the same way you would maintain a car, home, or valuable electronic device, you should maintain your solar panels to keep them in good condition, free from preventable issues, and productive to their highest capabilities. Typically, solar panel maintenance includes two major services.
- Solar Panel Cleaning: Panels will get dirty over time, thanks to airborne dust and dirt as well as blowing winds and falling rain. This thin layer of dirt reduces the amount of solar energy your panels can collect, and therefore reduces a panels efficiency by a notable amount. Regular cleaning ensures debris and other issues don’t continue to impact your panels and they remain productive.
- Solar Panel Inspections: A thorough inspection from a seasoned pro can help you spot potential issues and take care of them before they become serious emergencies. We recommend frequent inspections for your peace of mind and security, particularly when it comes to your roof mounting hardware.
The question of maintenance frequency will vary from person to person and property to property. For example, someone who relies on their panels to power their business will feel a pretty big impact on their energy costs if their panels are no longer able to keep up. How your panels are placed, the size of your panel array, and what roof mounting equipment will also influence how often your system should be maintained. For example, those who have panels installed on a motorized angling system that maximizes productivity will need more frequent maintenance to keep the panel rotating motors working properly and protected from the elements.
We generally recommend that the average homeowner have their panels cleaned at least once a year, preferably sometime during spring to ensure that your panels are clean and ready to capture as much available sunlight as possible during summer daylight hours. For businesses, we typically recommend bi-annual cleaning and maintenance, and even three or four maintenance visits a year for large-scale installations and installations that have auto-rotating mounts.
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What is the cost of solar panel maintenance?Solar panel systems are made of durable tempered glass and require little to no maintenance for the 25 to 35 years that they will generate power. In most cases, you don’t even need to clean your solar panels regularly. You will have warranties for all of your equipment if something isn't working correctly.
Do I need to replace my roof before going solar?If your roof needs maintenance in the near term, you should complete it before you finish your solar installation. We will be able to tell you whether or not to replace your roof before going solar.
What are the financial benefits of solar energy?When you install a solar energy system on your property, you save money on your electricity bills and protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future. How much you can save depends on the utility rates and solar policies in your area, but going solar is a smart investment regardless of where you live.