We all know that solar panels convert solar energy into electricity. But the most popular question as of late is – whether solar panels require maintenance? And, if so,how frequently do they need to be cleaned?
While solar panels don’t have moving parts, which equates to no need for lubrication and an overall low level of degradation, they still require proper and timely maintenance.
The following are some helpful tips to maintain your solar panels:
Being that solar panels are placed in high locations, they’re prone to accumulating waste particles from the air. Get your solar panels inspected by a local solar installer company to clean up the dirt accumulated, to ensure your solar panels remain in proper working order.
You should also get your solar panels inspected after any sizable climatic event to help them recover from any degradation that may have occurred.
You need to keep your solar panels free from dust, dirt, and snow to achieve maximum efficiency.
It is advisable to get your solar panels cleaned twice a year. However, if you live in an area where it rains frequently and the debris doesn’t settle, cleaning them once a year would be sufficient in most cases.
Ensure Ample Sunlight
Make sure the solar panels are installed in the direction where they receive maximum sun exposure. Over time, trees may grow or newly constructed buildings be erected in the area that obstruct the sunlight. So, you’ll want to ensure the solar panels are in the right orientation to get the maximum possible sunlight so that they can and perform at their highest capacity, for a longer period of time.
Examine The Components
While cleaning, also take care of the wiring, components, and mounting rack of the solar panels to check for any signs of damage, leak or drainage issues.
An early inspection can help you prevent costly repairs. Contact the best solar panel company to get your solar panels inspected and repaired by a trained professional.
These are some of the preventive measures that you can take to increase the longevity of your solar panels.
Get in touch with WikiWiki Solar & Electric, a leading solar panel installation company in Maui to get more information on solar panel cleaning and maintenance services.