Once installed, solar panels are fairly easy to maintain. Despite the low maintenance requirements, there are a few things you should know about the maintenance of solar panels. This article will teach you how to properly maintain your solar panels.
Should you clean your panels?
As the owner of a number of solar panels, you might be wondering: should you clean them? The simple answer is “no”. Manual cleaning of your solar modules is almost never necessary. If you live in a climate with heavy rainfall, accumulated dust and dirt are naturally removed by rain and snow. Most solar panels are on angled roofs so any dirt or snow that builds up on your solar panels will simply slide off.
Monitor your system
Monitor the performance of your system to ensure that your solar system is operating efficiently and without incident. A noticeable drop in performance may not necessarily mean that something is wrong with the system. As a rule, a poor performance can be remedied with good cleaning. However, if you clean your panels and the system is still performing poorly, or you find visible damage to your system during a routine inspection, contact a professional to have it checked.
Call a professional
If your solar panels urgently need a good cleaning or repair, but your roof is particularly high, steep, or otherwise difficult to access, contact a professional to clean or repair your modules for you. You have all the equipment necessary for safe access to your roof and solar panels. Many solar panel installers also offer cleaning and maintenance services. Make sure to check these out as you think about your options.
Learning how to properly maintain your solar panels will help you keep your solar system clean, in good condition, and functioning properly. A solar energy supplier like Solar Liberty can evaluate and support you in the maintenance of your solar energy system. Come to us with your installation and maintenance requirements for solar systems.