Solar Panel Maintance
Solar panels can typically last anywhere from 25 to 35 years with little to no maintenance, which is an important factor to take into consideration when looking at the upfront costs of installing a new solar energy system. A high quality solar panel will provide you with decades of reliable energy production before needing to be replaced. While repairs or maintenance may be needed due to some extenuating external factors, you can expect these costs to be fairly minimal over the lifetime of your solar system. In the event that you have any problems or concerns, you can count on Seattle Solar to provide you with fast and affordable assistance.
A solar panel has no moving parts, which decreases the amount of wear and tear that it sustains over time. Its durable exterior protects the internal components from physical damage caused by the elements from one season to the next. In most cases, a solar panel will only need to be replaced once degradation has significantly reduced its ability to produce energy. Aside from that, very little maintenance is required. That being said, there are certain steps that you can take to help prevent damage to your solar panels and maximize their efficiency. Clearing away debris and cleaning your solar panels can decrease the risk of damage and remove obstacles that may block the sun from reaching your solar cells.
The wind can deposit leaves, branches, and other debris on your solar panels. Not only does this prevent sunlight from reaching the panel, but it can also increase the risk of damage to your solar panels in the event of a storm. It is a good idea to regularly clear debris away from both the surface of your solar panel, as well as the immediate surrounding area. Our company offers professional solar maintenance services to help customers assess the condition of their solar system and keep their solar panels free of debris.
A layer of dust, dirt, and bird droppings accumulating on your solar panels can be a problem. As your solar panels gradually get dirtier over time, it can start to affect energy production. Keeping your solar panels clean will help to ensure that they are performing optimally over time. While rainfall is often enough to wash away some of the grime that builds up on your solar panels over time, it may be necessary to carry out a thorough cleaning a few times a year to remove any stubborn, caked on messes that may be preventing sunlight from reaching your solar cells.
Trusted Solar Experts
When it comes to solar energy, no other company can match the experience, expertise, and customer care that Seattle Solar brings to the table. Our company has been providing professional solar services to homeowners and businesses throughout Seattle, WA for years. We have a team of fully licensed solar engineers who are ready to assist customers with everything from solar panel installations to system inspections.