Solar Panel Maintenance Requirements

Solar Panels in Busselton can last for 25 to 30 years, but without proper care, its efficiency can be reduced significantly. If you want to take advantage of bigger energy savings and contribute to the environment, maintenance of your solar panels is ideal. Most providers have warranties and maintenance packages in place, but it’s best to know the type of maintenance your solar system requires.

What maintenance do Solar Panels Require?

While responsible for generating clean energy, rooftop solars are not 100% safe. Exposure to the elements can cause damage and defects in solar systems. Several problems should make you consider the maintenance of your solar panels.

Cleanup. Solar panels need as much sunlight as possible to be efficient. Unfortunately, how they’re positioned also enables dirt, dust, droppings, and leaves to accumulate. Just a little bit of grime can diminish your solar system’s energy production, so it’s best to address the issue before it escalates. You can rinse the panels with water or hose them as rainfall would. Still, it’s best to call a professional to have it checked.

Replacement of defective parts. Over time, your solar panels are subject to wear and tear. Cable insulation may have deteriorated. Components may be malfunctioning. Check if you need to get replacements.

Assessment of damage due to natural or human-made events. Your solar panels may also be headed for failure if it suffers damage from storms, earthquakes, or fires. Also, home renovations may damage your panels without your knowledge.

Seek professional help to break down problems and identify solutions.

How Often Should Solar Panels Maintenance Occur?

There is no hard and fast rule on how often you should have your panels inspected.  The Clean Energy Council supposedly recommends solar systems to be inspected either every five years or annually, depending on who you ask. In my opinion, inspecting and cleaning your system annually will keep it at peak performance and eliminate any costly repairs.

Solar power is the future of energy provision in Australia and across the world. If you want to take advantage of Australia’s most plentiful natural resource and power your home cheaply and sustainably, get in touch with Powerlec today! You won’t regret it.

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Craig Woods

Craig Woods

Craig Woods founded Powerlec in 1998, and has since built the full-service electrical company up from humble beginnings to now servicing business and homes across the state and beyond. Powerlec prides itself on its core values of quality, honesty and integrity, keeping up to date with the latest advanced electrical technological changes in their field. Notable clients such as Bunnings, Halliburton Oil and Gas and Harvey Norman trust in Craig’s expertise and knowledge in his profession.