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The Essential Basics of Solar Panel Maintenance

Did you know that solar power is responsible for generating 1.8% of the total electricity generated in the United States?

Solar panels are an excellent investment to make if you’re looking to invest in renewable energy that will power your home for the next 25 years or more. However, for your solar panels to operate efficiently, you have to care for them properly.

If you’re interested in learning about the basics of solar panel maintenance, we’ve created this quick guide to help you understand how to maintain your solar panels properly. Keep reading to learn more! 

Why Do Solar Panels Need to Be Maintained?

Thankfully, solar panels don’t require much maintenance to function properly. However, just like anything else that you own, they will need cleaning to make sure that there isn’t anything obstructing the rays of sunshine from entering into the solar panels.

Periodically, you should make sure to clean off leaves, dirt, and any other debris that is on the solar panels. There may also be other times where you have to complete extensive maintenance on your solar panels, such as when there’s a large accumulation of snow on the panels.

Dangers of Not Properly Maintaining Your Solar Panels

Even if you’re doing your best to keep your solar panels clear, other problems may arise. some of the most common problems that arise solar panels that require technical expertise to solve include:

Wiring Problems

While solar panel wires are made to be resilient, pests and moisture can cause the development of problems. If you live in an especially humid environment- like if you live near the coast, the excessive levels of humidity can cause problems with conductivity.

Only a certified professional would be able to resolve conductivity problems safely. 

Inverter Failure

For your solar panel to function properly, it needs to be able to convert power. Sometimes, the inverters on your solar panel will fail.

This is a difficult part of your solar panel to replace, and doing so can be a dangerous job.

Damage to Your Panels

While damage to your solar panels is extremely rare, it’s not unheard of. If you have solar panels installed in your home and you can see that there is physical damage to your panels, a certified solar panel technician will be able to best guide you on how to go about fixing this physical damage.

Why You Should Consider a Solar Panel Maintenance Plan

Solar panel maintenance plans act as a type of insurance for your solar panels. If you find that your solar panels start under-performing, whether it’s because of necessary maintenance or equipment malfunction, your solar panel maintenance plan provider can provide your panels with maintenance and repairs.

Understanding How to Properly Maintain Your Solar Panels

Investing in the high-quality solar-panel maintenance plan will help to ensure that you’ll have access to professional maintenance to care for solar panels without spending thousands of dollars.

Are you looking to invest in a solar panel maintenance plan? Click here to contact us today to learn more!